Black People : Where Afram come from....

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    Bight of Biafra (Nigeria) - 25.1% Bight of Benin (Nigeria) - 14.5%
    Ethnic groups:
    Yoruba, Nupe, Benin, Dahomean (Fon), Edo-Bini, Allada, Efik, Lbibio, Ljaw, Lbani, Lgbo (Calabar)

    Central and Southeast Africa (Cameroon/N. Angola) - 24.7%
    Ethnic groups:
    BaKongo, MaLimbo, Ndungo, BaMbo, BaLimbe, BaDongo, Luba, Loanga, Ovimbundu, Cabinda, Pembe, Imbangala, Mbundu, BaNdulunda

    Gold Coast (Ghana) - 14.4%
    Ethnic groups:
    Ewe, Ga, Fante, Ashante, Twi, Brong

    Windward Coast (Ivory Coast) - 12.1%
    Ethnic groups:
    Baoule, Vai, De, Gola (Gullah), Bassa, Grebo

    Senegambia (Senegal-Gambia) - 5.8%
    Ethnic groups:
    Wolof, Mandingo, Malinke, Bambara, Papel, Limba, Bola, Balante, Serer, Fula, Tucolor

    Sierra Leone - 3.4%
    Ethnic groups:
    Temne, Mende, Kisi, Goree, Kru

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    *Other possible ancestral groups include:
    Fulani, Tuareg, Dialonke, Massina, Dogon, Songhay, Jekri, Jukun, Domaa, Tallensi, Mossi, Nzima, Akwamu, Egba, Fang, Ge
     
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    *taken from another board

    The Bakongo regional presence in North America is overwhelming. As already noted, many words that found their way into the North American lexicon were and are Kikongo-inspired. Evidenced from the bottled trees to planting trees on gravesites to leaving broken plates and the like on graves, Bakongo cultural retentions remained relatively high among black folk in North America.

    Also note, certain colonies/states had differing preferences in regards to African ethnic origin. South Carolina, especially, was one with a distinctive preference, informed mainly by the type of agricultural economy that emerged there. Bakongo captives were in high esteem throughout North America, supposedly for their sturdiness and more resiliency. The Ibo, on the other hand, especially in South Carolina were mainly last resorts. They were known to commit suicide under dire circumstances and from an economical standpoint, they were not cost-effective. The Wolof were earlier imports but according to records their import numbers declined as the trade progressed. The overall significance of the Wolof were due to conflicts between Cayor and other Wolof states and heavy English influence in the Senegambia, before eventual French control of Saint-Louis. Out of the Mande cultural grouping, the Bambara (Bamana) were the main captives due to the numerous skirmishes and conflicts the kingdoms of Segu and Kaarta had among themselves and with neighboring Islamic groups. The Yoruba and related groups provided a steady flow given the climate of Benin and Nigeria. Conflicts between Dahomey and Oyo initially fueled the influx of Yoruba, but later intra-Yoruba battles and the downfall of Oyo as a regional powerhouse continued the mass captivity of Yoruba.
     
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