Afro-Spaniards

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Afro-Spaniard
Total population
 Spain 1,045,120 (2016)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Andalusia, Catalonia, the Balearics, the Canaries, Madrid, Murcia, Valencia
Languages
Spanish; English, French, Portuguese, various languages of Africa
Religion
Predominantly Christian (mainly Roman Catholic), Sunni Islam, Traditional African religions, others, nonreligious
Related ethnic groups
African people, Spanish Equatoguinean, Cape Verdean Spanish, Afro-European

Afro-Spaniards are Spanish nationals of West/Central African descent. They today mainly come from Cameroon, Gambia, Mali and Senegal. Additionally, many Afro-Spaniards born in Spain are from the former Spanish colony and province of Equatorial Guinea. Spaniards with Sub-Saharan ancestry originating in Hispanic America are generally excluded from this definition.

Notable people[edit]

Juan de Pareja painted by Diego Velázquez (Metropolitan Museum of Art de Nueva York, 1649–50), detalle
Journalist Francine Gálvez

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Sources[edit]

  1. Appiah, Kwame Anthony and Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.(1999). Africana: the Encyclopedia of African and African American Experience. Basic Civitas Books, pp. 1769–1773. ISBN 0-465-00071-1.

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