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African Diaspora Countries 2024

The African Diaspora, or dispersal of African bloodlines into other countries worldwide, can be traced into countries all over the world today. Once Native Africans (mostly from West and Central Africa), these communities have settled in countries near and far from their roots.

Let's take a look at the state of African Diaspora countries in 2023.

African Diaspora Countries

Countries with a notable portion of the worldwide African Diaspora population living within their bounds are scattered far and wide. You'll find the highest numbers of members of the African Diaspora community in the United States by far with Brazil and Haiti in distant second and third positions.

The information above is as recent as 2021 from Census and government data, but some estimates date back to as early as 2010. Totals shift year over year, so more recent data is needed to show the true numbers for African Diaspora countries in 2023.

Still, these estimates work well to get a clearer picture of how the Native African communities have spread and settled around the world.

It's important to note that many of these estimates include multiracial data for people belonging to two or more racial or ethnic groups. In addition, many people may not be properly recorded in these numbers due to failing to report or being unaware of Native African heritage.

What Do These Numbers Mean?

There's a large gap between the recorded numbers of African Diaspora members in Haiti and the next country, France, with a difference between almost 5-7 million.

The countries with the lowest recorded numbers of African Diaspora members are in Eurasia, Asia, and South Asia. Russia, India, and Sri Lanka take the 3 lowest spots on the chart.

Slave trade was the driving force for much of the dispersal of the Native African communities. Many of the enslaved Africans hailed from West and Central Africa, making those populations' representations much higher in global totals.

Notes:
- The Dutch Antilles, which consist of the island nations of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten, have a collective diaspora population of 191564 (85%).
- 0.9 is a placeholder percentage assigned to countries whose diaspora population is less than 1%. The actual percentage may be lower.

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Country
Afrodescendants
African & African Mixed Population
Additional Details
Saint Kitts and Nevis99%49,827
Haiti96%10,114,378
Dominica96%71,283
Percentage is 87% African + 9% mixed
Antigua and Barbuda95%63,000
Jamaica92.1%4,663,614
Bahamas91%301,366
Percentage includes African and British mixed individuals
Grenada91%101,309
Barbados90%253,771
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines85%100,667
Saint Lucia83%142,629
British Virgin Islands83%19,923
United States Virgin Islands80%86,243
Cuba67%11,890,738
French Guiana66%131,676
Bermuda61%40,720
Cayman Islands60%28,717
Suriname37%223,718
Guyana36%277,486
Trinidad and Tobago34.2%415,710
Belize31%93,394
United States29%51,420,743
Puerto Rico18%558,598
Percentage includes African and Taino mixed individuals
Dominican Republic11%1,109,900
Panama11%362,196
Brazil10%18,092,000
Percentage includes Africans only
Colombia9.34%4,671,160
Percentage includes mulattoes, palenqueros and other groups
Nicaragua9%520,726
United Kingdom8%5,000,000
Percentage includes those with partial heritage
France8%5,500,000
Government is forbidden from collecting ethnicity and race data. Values shown are part of a range of...
Spain5%1,886,701
Ecuador5%680,000
Netherlands5%907,000
Paraguay5%226,065
Percentage includes Mulattos
Canada4%1,547,870
Uruguay4%139,775
Venezuela3%181,157
Percentage includes Africal only
Belgium3%300,000
Israel3%200,000
Costa Rica3%125,877
Sweden2.3%236,975
Portugal2.2%232,000
Portugal totals are likely higher than listed. The government may not legally collect data on ethnic...
Italy2%1,036,653
Peru2%1,989,922
Honduras2%152,787
Ireland1.38%64,639
Finland1.03%57,496
Mexico1%1,386,556
Germany1%529,000
Chile1%170,943
Switzerland1%57,000
Norway1%67,000
India0.9%40,000
China0.9%16,000
Pakistan0.9%10,000
Russia0.9%50,000
Japan0.9%10,000
Argentina0.9%50,000
Poland0.9%5,700
Ukraine0.9%14,500
Malaysia0.9%31,904
Guatemala0.9%100,000
Bolivia0.9%54,539
Greece0.9%4,500
Hong Kong0.9%20,000
Value is a maximum estimate. Precise values are likely lower.
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What countries are in the African Diaspora?

The term African Diaspora is typically used to describe the descendants of Africa. Today, many of those people live in Brazil, the US, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia.

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