African Diaspora – Exodus; Movement of the People

Throughout history African people have been forced to leave their homes to go to foreign lands. As a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, imperial exploitation, and civil war, Africans have been shipped or driven into the Americas, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and other African countries.

Due to Diaspora, more people of African descent live in Brazil, South America, than in any country on the African continent (with the exception of Nigeria). Forced migration of people of African descent has made up an estimated 14% of the world’s population.

Country – African Descent Population

Brazil – 85,783,143

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United States – 38,499,304

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Colombia – 9,452,872

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Haiti – 8,701,439

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Dominican Republic – 7,985,991

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Italy –3,090,000

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France – 3,000,000

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Jamaica – 2,731,419

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Venezuela – 2,641, 481

-6,999,926

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United Kingdom – 2,080,000

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Cuba – 1,126,894

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Peru – 875,427

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Canada – 783,795

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Ecuador – 680,000

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Trinidad and Tobago – 610,000

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Nicaragua – 520,786

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4 Responses to “African Diaspora – Exodus; Movement of the People”

  1. […] African Diaspora – Exodus; Movement of the People « Mijiza's Blog […]

  2. Thanks for this informative post. I always wanted to know more about the effects of the Diaspora.

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