African New Zealanders

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African New Zealanders
Total population
c. 11,500 (2001)[1]
Regions with significant populations
North Island and South Island
New Zealand English, languages of Africa
Christianity, Islam
Related ethnic groups
other African people

African New Zealanders refers to New Zealanders who are Africa-born or are of African descent. They represent less than 0.2% of New Zealand's population, although the number grew substantially during the 1990s.[1]

Notable African New Zealanders[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Walrond, Carl (2009-03-04), "African-born people in New Zealand by country of origin, 1991, 1996 and 2001", Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, New Zealand: Ministry for Culture and Heritage, ISBN 978-0-478-18451-8 


  • African Youth Health and Well-Being: Participatory Action Research Project. Evolve and Victoria University, 2005.