Profile on the Black Diaspora

Continents by Black people

  1. South America 130 million – Brazil 110 million, Colombian 11 million,Venezuela 5 million, Peru 2 million, Ecuador 1 million, Guyana 400,000, Suriname 300,000, Uruguay 300,000, French Guiana 200,000
  2. North America 86 million- United States 48-50 million, Haiti 10 million, Dominican Republic 9.2 million, Cuba 7 million, Jamaica 3 million, Puerto Rico 2 million, Panama 2 million,Trinidad and Tobago 1 million, Canada 1 million, Nicaragua 700,000, Honduras 600,000, Mexico 450,000, Costa Rica 400,000, Bahamas 300,000, Belize 260,000, Barbados 200,000
  3. Europe 7.8 million-France Admixture 3 million , UK Admixture 2 million , Germany 1 million
  4. Asia 5 million
  5. Oceania 200,000  – Australia 195,000, New Zealand 5,000

Regions – Latin America 160-170 million

North America  65 million

Europe 8 million

Black Majority Countries – 1. Haiti, 2. Dominican Republic, 3. Cuba, 4. Jamaica, 5. Trinidad, 6. Guyana, 7. Bahamas, 8. Suriname, 9. Belize 10. Barbados 11. Various other Caribbean Islands

220 million Blacks live outside of Africa, mostly in the Americas

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Languages they Speak –

  1. Portuguese – 110 million (Brazil)
  2. English – 55 million (United States, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Dominica, Antigua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Bermuda )
  3. Spanish 43 million (Dominican Republic, Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, Uruguay)
  4. French 11 million (Haiti, Martinique and Guadeloupe, French Guiana)

Countries with largest Black populations in the Americas

1. Brazil 110 million (51%) language Portuguese

Names Black Brazillian, Afro Brazillian, Afro Descendente

Religion Catholic Christian

Admixture 55% African

Purported African Place of Origin – Angola, Nigeria, some Ghanaian

Music Samba Bossa Nova

Sports Soccer

Average income $5,000

Where they live (Black Majority Areas) – Northeast Brazil (especially Bahia) Live in all the Major Cities

Better off in Brazil or Africa. Disputed

Movements for Change – Movimento Negro

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Interesting facts – Highest mix rate with Whites, Highest Population of people of African descent outside of Africa. Second largest Black society after Nigeria.

2. US 50 million(14%) language English

Names Black American,African American,American Black, Formerly Colored,Negro

Code name-Urban Community,Inner City,Minority,People of Color

Religion Protestant Christian

Purported Place of Origin – Nigerian Igbo, Others

Admixture 70% African

Music – Rap, R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Blues

Sports – Basketball,Football,Boxing,Track and Field

Average income $34,000

Better off in U.S orAfrica. U.S

Where they live (The South, Urban areas of Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast

Interesting facts – Second Highest population of Blacks in Diaspora, 5th largest Black society

Movements for Change – NAACP, SNCC, Nation of Islam

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Interesting facts – Wealthiest group in the Diaspora

3. Colombia 11 million (25%) language Spanish

Religion Catholic Christian

Purported place of Origin – Congo, Nigeria

Music – Cumbia, Champeta

Sports-Soccer

Average income $4,000

Famous AfroColombians- Raul Cuero (Scientist), writers like Manuel Zapata Olivella and politicians: Piedad Córdoba, Paula Marcela Moreno Zapata, and Luis Gilberto Murillo, Miss Colombia 2001 winner and fashion model Vanessa Alexandra Mendoza Bustos, Miss Colombia 2015 winner and fashion model Jealisse Andrea Tovar Velásquez,

Better off in Colombia or Africa. Africa

Interesting Facts – Cartegena was the Biggest slave port in Spanish America. Areas that have alot of AfroColombians is the Choco department, Carribbean region, and San Andres Islands. 1993 Law 70, grants collective land rights to Afro-descendants.  13 Afro-Colombian members of Congress, from 2006

Movements for Change –

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4. Haiti 10 million (99%) language French and Creole

Religion Catholic Christian and Voodoo

Purported Place of Origin – Benin, and Western Nigeria

Admixture 95% African

Music- Compas

Sports – Soccer

Average income $759

Where they live – All over

Better off in Haiti or Africa. Africa

Movements for Change – Haitian Revolution of 1791 – 1804

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Interesting fact – Poorest Most African group in the Diaspora.

Largest Black Majority country in the Americas. Most Homogenous Black Country in the Americas.Blackest country outside of Africa

5. Dominican Republic 9.3 million (86-89%) language Spanish

Religion Catholic Christian

Purported Place of Origin – Congo, Angola, Western Nigeria

Admixture 50% African  (85% Mulatto 15% Pure)

Music Meringue Bachata

Sports Baseball

Average income $6,000

Where they live – All Over, But Particularly Eastern Part

Famous Black Dominicans – David Ortiz, Fabulous, Vladimir Guerrero, Dania Ramirez, Arlenis Sosa, Pedro Martinez

Better off in the Dominican Republic or Africa. Dominican Republic

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Interesting facts- Least Culturally African group in the Diaspora. Black Group in the Diaspora not to have been seriously colonized by whites.

Blackest Spanish speaking Country

6. Cuba 7 million (62%) language Spanish

Religion Catholic Christian

Purported Place of Origin – Western Nigeria, and Congo, Angola

Admixture 60% African  (80% Mulatto, 20% Pure)

Music Salsa

Sports Baseball Track and Field Basketball Volleyball

Average income $5000

Better off in Cuba or Africa. Disputed

Where they live – Havana, Eastern Cuba such as Oriente Province

Famous Afro Cubans – Celia Cruz Singer, Christina Milian actress, Faison Love Actor and Comedian, Gina Torres Actress, Gilbert Arenas Basketball player,

Interesting facts – AfroCubans made uo 92% of the Liberation Army that fought against Spain for independence. AfroCubans are the most educated (Most Black Doctors in Latin America), healthiest, safest, and Culturally Conscious Blacks in Latin America.

Movements for Change – Liberation Army, Partido Independiante de Color, AfroCubanismo

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7. Jamaica 3 million (98%) language English

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Religion Protestant Christian

Purported Place of Origin – Akan Ghana, and Nigeria

Admixture 78% African, 16% European, 6% Asian

Music Reggae,Dancehal

Sports Track and Field

Average income $6000

Better off in Jamaica or Africa. Jamaica

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8. Afro Venezuelan 3 million (10%) language Spanish

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Religion Catholic Christian

Place of Origin – Fon Benin, Ewe Ghana, Mandinka, and Kongo Angolan

Admixture 55% African

Music – Reggaeton

Sports Soccer, and Baseball

Average income $5,000

Where they live – Barlovento Region in Northeast Central , and Major Cities.

Better off in Venezuela or Africa. Africa

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9. Peru 2 million (1.5%)

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Religion Catholic Christian

Place of Origin in Africa – Unknown

Music

Sports Soccer

Average income – $4,500

Better off in Peru or Africa. Africa

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10. Puerto Rico 2 million language Spanish

Religion Catholic Christian

Place of Origin in Africa – Yoruba Nigeria, Ghana, and Dahomey, and the region known as the area of Guineas

Admixture 33% African

Music-Reggaetton

Sports-Baseball and Basketball

Average income  $25,000

Better off in Puerto Rico or Africa. Puerto Rico

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11. Trinidadian 1 million (62%) language English

Religion Protestant Christian

Purported Place of Origin – Nigerian Igbo, Congo, Malinke

Admixture 70%African

Music Calypso

Average Income $32,000 ( Third Richest in Diaspora)

Better off in Trinidad or Africa.Trinidad

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12. Black Canadian (Mostly Carribbean Immigrants and descendants from runaway Black American slaves) 1 million (3%) language English and some French

Religion – Protestant and Catholic

Music – Rap and Reggae

Sports – Basketball

Religion Protestant and Catholic

Admixture 80% African

Music – Copy American rap and Jamaican reggae and dancehall

Sports Basketball Track and Field Hockey

Average income-$31,000 ( Second Richest in Diaspora)

Better off in Canada or Africa. Canada

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13. AfroPanamanian 1,000,000 (20%- 50% might have Black Heritage)

language Spanish

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Religion Catholic Christian

Purported Place of Origin – Guinea, Senegambia

Admixture – (48% Mulatto, Pure Black 28%, Zambo 24%

Average income $9,000

Where they live – Colon Province, Panama City, Bocas Del Toro Province

Better off in Panama or Africa. Panama

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Interesting – Richest Spanish speaking Black group (Panama is third richest Latin American country Chile and Uruguay)

Movements for Change – National Center of Panamanian Workers(CNTP)

14. Ecuador 1 million (6%) language Spanish

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Religion-Catholic Christian

Admixture-Unknown high level of mixing

Music

Sports-Soccer

Average income $4,000

Better off in Ecuador or Africa. Africa

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15. Martinique and Guadeloupe 800,000 (90%) language French

Religion Catholic

Admixture 70% African

Music Zouk

Average Income $25,000

Better off in Martinique and Guadeloupe or Africa. Martinique and Guadeloupe

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Interesting facts – Wealthiest French Speaking group

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16. Nicaragua 700,000 (9%) language Spanish

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Religion Catholic Christian

Music  –

Average income $1,700

Better off in Nicaragua or Africa. Africa

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16. Afro Honduran 600,000 (8%)language Spanish

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Religion Catholic

Admixture

Average income 1500

Better off in Honduras or Africa. Africa

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16. Afro Mexican 450000 (.4%)

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16. Black Costa Rican 400000 (7%) language Spanish

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Religion Catholic and Protestant Christian

Admixture

Music Reggae

Average income

Better off in Costa Rica

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Interesting Facts – Most AfroCostaRicans live in the Limon Region

17. AfroGuyanese 400000 (47%) language English

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Religion Protestant Christian

Admixture-70-80% Black or African

Music- Soca

Sports-Cricket

Average income-$3,500

Better off in Guyana or Africa. Guyana

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18. AfroSurinamese 300000 (38%) language Dutch

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Religion- Protestant

Place of Origin in Africa – Akan Ghana

Admixture 60% African

Music – Kaseko

Average income – $9,000

Better in Suriname or Africa

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Interesting facts – Largest Dutch speaking group, more Surinamese live in Holland than in the Suriname

19. Afro Uruguayan 300000 (5%) language Spanish

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Religion Catholic Spanish

Admixture

Music – Candombe

Average in Income – $11,000

Better off in Uruguay or Africa. Disputed

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20. Bahamian 350,000 (90%) language English

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Religion Protestant Christian

Purported Place of Origin – Nigerian Igbo and Yoruba, Mandinke Sierra Leone, Cote D’Ivoire

Admixture 85% African

Average Income $31,000

21. Belizean 260000 language (32%) language English

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Religion Catholic Spanish

Admixture

Music

Average income $4,800

Better of in Belize or Africa. Belize

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21. Barbados 250000 (96%) language English

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Names Barbadian,Bajan

Religion Protestant Christian

Purported Place of Origin in Africa – East and West Nigeria, and Akan Ghana

Admixture 85% African

Music Reggae

Average income $20000

Better off in Barbados or Africa. Barbados

22. French Guiana 250000 language French

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Religion Catholic Christian

Admixture 66% African

Music – Zouk

Sports – Soccer

Average income 20,000

Better off in French Guiana or Africa. French Guiana

24. Dutch Antilles 200000 language Dutch

Religion Protestant Christian

Admixture 70 % Black

Average income – $37,000

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Richest Dutch speaking group

25. Afro Guatemalan 200,000 (2%) language Spanish

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Religion – Catholic

Admixture –

Average income – $3,800

Better off in Guatemala or Africa. Africa

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26. Saint Lucia  175,000  (90%)

Language – English

Religion Protestant

Admixture – 70-80% Black

Average income – $7,7000

27. Afro Argentine 150000 (.37)language Spanish

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Religion – Catholic

Admixture – ?

Music Tango

Average income – ?

Better off in Africa or Argentina. Argentina

Interesting fact- Used to have a high Black population

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28.Saint Vincent 109,000

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Language – English

Religion Protestant

Admixture 60-70%

Music – Reggae

Average income – $6,300

29. Virgin Islander  134,000   (80%)

Language – English

Average salary-$40,000

Religion – Protestant Christian

Admixture

Music- Reggae

Sports = Cricket

Better of in Africa- Virgin Islands

30. Grenada  105,000  (95%)

Language – English

Religion – Protestant Christian

Admixture 85%

Music – Reggae

Sports-Track and Field, Cricket

31. Antigua & Barbuda  90,000

Language – English

Religion – Protestant Christian

Music – Reggae

Admixture – ?

Sports – Cricket

Average income – $13,000

Better off in Africa – Antigua and Barbuda

32. Dominica  72,000 (97%)

Language – English

Religion Protestant Christian

Admixture

Music – Reggae

Sports – Cricket

Average income $7,000

33. Saint Kitts and Nevis 55,000

Language English

Religion Protestant

Admixture – ?

Sports – Cricket

Music – Reggae

Sports – ?

Average Income   $14,400

34. Bermuda  65,000

Language – English

Religion – Protestant Christian

Admixture – 70%

Sports – Cricket

Music – Reggae

Average income – $84,000

Better off in Bermuda or Africa. Bermuda

Interesting facts – Wealthiest Black people in the Diaspora per capita, 7th Highest IQ in the world at 100

35. Cayman Islands  55,000  60% English

Religion – Protestant

Admixture –

Music – Carribbean Music

Average income – $47,000

Better off in Cayman Islands or Africa

Interesting facts – Only British Colony that has a high percentage of Mixed Race people

36. Afro Bolivian 30,000 (.1) language Spanish

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Religion – Roman Catholic

Admixture – ?

Music Saya

Average income – $2,500

Better off in Bolivia or Africa. Better off in Africa but accustomed to Bolivia

Interesting facts – Country with lowest Black percentage

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