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Afro-Dutch or Black-Dutch are residents of the Netherlands who are of black African ancestry. The majority of Afro-Dutch in the continental Netherlands hail from former and present Dutch overseas territories Suriname and the former Netherlands Antilles; now Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba. Of the approximately 500.000 Afro-Dutch people, about 300.000 people or 60%, are from these territories. There is also sizable Cape Verdean and other African communities of more recent immigrants. The majority of Afro-Dutch people migrated to the Netherlands from the 1970s onwards.

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Related Bibliography[edit]

Appiah, Kwame Anthony and Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.(1999). Africana: the Encyclopedia of African and African American Experience. Basic Civitas Books, pp. 1413–1416. ISBN 0-465-00071-1.

Blacks in the Dutch World: The Evolution of Racial Imagery in a Modern


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