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Afro-Spaniards (Spanish: afroespañoles) are Spanish nationals of black African descent. Afro-Spaniards of today come from Angola, Brazil, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Venezuela. A notable Afro-Arab population from the Maghreb (Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco and Western Sahara) also exists. In 2012, about 22,500 descendants of black Africans were born in Spain. As of the year 2012, there are 537,300 Black Africans residing legally in Spain with an unknown number of illegal immigrants. Many of the Afro-Spaniards born in Spain are from the former Spanish colony Equatorial Guinea.
List of Afro-Spaniards
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