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السود العرب

Afro-Arab people.png Omar al-Bashir · Hassan Hakmoun · Raïs M'Bolhi · Bilal Ibn Rabah

Yacine Brahimi · Sheba "Bilqis" · Hatem Trabelsi · Majed Abdullah
Ahmed Dokhi · Sidi Abdullahi · Zeinab Badawi · Anwar Sadat
Zakaria Bergdich
Regions with significant populations
Swahili Coast, Sudan
Varieties of Arabic
Related ethnic groups
Afro-Iranian, Al-Akhdam

Afro-Arabs are individuals and groups from Africa who are of partial Arab descent. Most Afro-Arabs inhabit the Swahili Coast in the African Great Lakes region as well as Sudan, although some can also be found in other parts of the Arab world.[1][2]

"Afro-Arab" may also refer to the African Union's efforts to improve cooperation between nations inside of Africa and the Arab world.[3]


In Eastern Arabia's Arab States of the Persian Gulf, descendants of people from the Swahili Coast perform traditional Liwa and Fann At-Tanbura music and dance.[4][5] The mizmar is also performed by Afro-Arabs in the Tihamah and Hejaz regions of Saudi Arabia.

In addition, Stambali of Tunisia and Gnawa music of Morocco are both ritual music and dances, which in part trace their origins to West African musical styles.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Romero, Patricia W. (1997). Lamu. Markus Wiener. p. 7. ISBN 1558761063. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Gunnar M Ahmad Abdel Ghaffar Muhammad Chr Michelsens Institutt (2013). Sudan Divided: Continuing Conflict in a Contested State. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 90. ISBN 1137338245. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Sarah Grainger, Uganda celebrates Afro-Arab unity, BBC News, March 13, 2008
  4. ^ Africans in the Arabian Gulf, Afropop Worldwide.
  5. ^ Poul Rovsing Olsen, "La Musique Africaine dans le Golfe Persique", Journal of the International Folk Music Council, Vol. 19, (1967), pp. 28-36

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