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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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African Tribes African Americans Originate From

African Ancestry helps people of African descent trace their ancestral roots back to a specific tribe, nearly 40 percent of Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Gabon were enslaved along Africa's slave coast and sold to the present day US State of Virginia.

Nearly 40% of African Americans originate from the present day African countries of Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Gabon

African tribes from which most of today’s African Americans originate; Discover your DNA in tribal groups in Africa which number in the thousands, each having their own tribal language and traditional culture.

African Tribes and African American African Ancestry


The Portuguese brought the first slaves in 1444 from Northern Mauritania. King John II of Portugal continued the work of Henry the Navigator by appointing Diogo Cão to explore and further open up the African coast. Diogo Cão was born in 1452 and was the first European known to travel into the Congo and to explore West Africa in 1482, present-day Angola and Namibia.

Nearly 40 percent of Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Gabon


The discovery operations lead by Diogo Cão, the Portuguese were able to travel down the western coast of Africa initiating slave trade relations that grew into the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Between the 16th and the 19th century, nearly one-fifth of the enslaved Africans brought to colonial America were from African regions based mainly on the ports of Brass, Bonny, Opobo and Calabar in Nigeria.

The Slave Coast in the 18th and 19th-century transatlantic slave trade was the section of the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, in Africa, in the present-day republics of Togo, Benin, and Nigeria.

Nearly 40 percent of Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Gabon were enslaved along Africa's slave coast and sold to the present day US State of Virginia. Many of these captives were Igbo, a people living in the area north what is now Nigeria. Here are the African tribes from which most of today’s African Americans originate.

African tribes from which most of today’s African Americans originate.

African tribes from which most of today’s African Americans originate.


Togo
Ewe
Kabre
Mina


Nigeria
Edo
Fulani
Hausa
Ibibio
Igala
Igbo
Ijaw
Itsekiri
Kalabari
Kanuri
Tiv
Yoruba


Benin
Adja
Balanta
Bariba
Dendi
Fon
Ottamari
Yoa-Lokpa


Cameroon
Cameroon Highlanders
Equatorial Bantu
Kirdi
Fulani
Northwestern Bantu
Eastern Nigritic


Gabon
Fang
Bapounou
Nzebi
Obamba


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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