African immigrants to Lithuania

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African immigrants to Lithuania
Total population
264[1]
Regions with significant populations
mostly in Vilnius; very small communities can be found in other cities
Languages
English, Lithuanian, French

African immigrants to Lithuania (Lithuanian: afrikiečiai) form a tiny minority of Lithuania's population. According to estimates by the migration department of Lithuania, there are 238 men and 26 women from Africa living in the country, 91 of whom are from Nigeria.

Historically, Lithuania had few non-European residents, with only a small minority of Asians (predominantly Tatars) known to inhabit the territory prior to independence.

One of the most well-known Lithuanians with ancestors from African nations is the singer Viktoras Diawara, whose father is from Mali. Actress Greta Sapkaite, known also as an accomplished equestrian, ran unsuccessfully for the Vilnius City Council.

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  1. ^ Urbonaitė-Vainienė, Ieva. "Vilniuje gyvenantis afrikietis: lietuviams reikia pamiršti okupaciją ir mokytis atvirumo" (in Lithuanian). delfi.lt. Retrieved 2013-02-01.