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Total population
 Spain Estimated at 683,000' (those with mostly or visibly significant black ancestry)[1][2]
Regions with significant populations
Madrid, Catalonia and small communities in the rest of Spain
Spanish; French, Portuguese, various African languages and others
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 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 2013, about 33,500 descendants of black Africans were born in Spain. Many of the Afro-Spaniards born in Spain are from the former Spanish colony Equatorial Guinea.

Notable Afro-Spaniards[edit]

Works Cited[edit]

  1. AfroEurope blog. Black People In Spain. 11-Jan-2010. retrieved 24 Nov. 2011
  2. AfroEurope blog.Judi Oshowole On Life in Barcelona. 10-Oct-2010. retrieved 24 Nov. 2011
  3. 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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