List of Afro-Latinos

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This is a list of people of Afro-Latino descent. An Afro-Latin American (also Afro-Latino) is a Latin American person of Black African descent; the term may also refer to historical or cultural elements in Latin America thought to emanate from this community.[citation needed]

Many Brazilians, Dominicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and other Latinos can fall under this label. 95% of the Africans who came into the Americas during the transatlantic slave trade were scattered about Latin America and the Caribbean. The very first Africans to reach the New World arrived on the island of Hispaniola, which is the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Dominicans and Haitians are descendants of the first African slaves in the New World, yet the majority of Africans to inhabit any American nation inhabited Brazil. Only 5% of the Africans to arrive in the Americas went to North America, who are the African Americans, descendants of the last and the fewest number of Africans to reach the New World.

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  1. ^ Carrillo, Karen Juanita (22 March 2006). "Afro Latino leaders meet in D.C. to advance equality". New York Amsterdam News. Retrieved 7 August 2010.