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Portuguese Africans ( Portuguese: ) are luso-africanos Portuguese people born or permanently settled in Africa (they should not be confused with Portuguese of Black African ancestry). The largest Portuguese African population lives in Portugal numbering over 1 million with large and important minorities living in South Africa, Namibia and the Portuguese-speaking African countries ( Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe).The descendants of the Portuguese settlers who were born and "raised" locally since Portuguese colonial time were called crioulos. Much of the original population is unnumbered having been assimilated into Portugal, Brazil, and other countries.
Guinea-Bissau became an independent country in 1974, followed by the rest of the colonies in 1975. Most Portuguese residents, for this reason, returned to
Portugal, where they were called . Some from Angola or Mozambique went to South Africa, retornados Malawi, Namibia, or Zimbabwe, and Brazil or the United States.
Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries was founded in 1996, some Portuguese and a number of Brazilians of Portuguese racial background arrived for economic and educational aid to the Portuguese-speaking African countries. Some of these Portuguese adopted them as their permanent home.
Most Portuguese Africans are
Portuguese-South Africans, mainly as a result of direct migration from Portugal, namely from Madeira.
Populations by country [ edit ]
South Africa 300,000
Cape Verde 22,318
São Tomé and Príncipe 3,770
Democratic Republic of the Congo 800
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