White Angolans

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
White Angolan
Total population
Approx. 400,000
Regions with significant populations
 Angola (Approx. 220,000[1])
Languages
Portuguese, Afrikaans, German
Religion
Christianity (mainly Roman Catholicism)
Related ethnic groups
White Namibians, Afrikaners, German Namibians, Portuguese Mozambicans

There are light-skinned or White Angolans mostly Angolans of European descent most significantly from Portugal and Germany. This population also includes White Brazilians of European Ancestry. Additional white Angolans emigrated from Eastern Europe when the country was a communist republic, in particular Russians and Poles.

The vast majority of white settlers in Angola have been of Portuguese ancestry, both in colonial days and today. Additionally, many Germans and Afrikaners settled in southern parts of Angola, with Germans concentrated in Moçamedes and Benguela and Afrikaners concentrated in Huíla Province. Most Afrikaners and Germans left for Namibia and South Africa by 1975.[2] Until 1975 there was a German-language school in Benguela called the Deutsche Schule Benguela.[3]

Currently, Whites are a minority ethnic group in Angola, accounting for over 1% of the country's population.[1] The White population usually speaks Portuguese, as Portuguese people are the only European group that have maintained significant numbers in the country since the civil war.[4][5][6]

See also[edit]

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CIA - The World Factbook -- Angola". CIA. Archived from the original on 28 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
  2. ^ Stapleton, Timothy J. Encyclopedia of African Colonial Conflicts. ABC-CLIO, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2017.
  3. ^ "Deutscher Bundestag 4. Wahlperiode Drucksache IV/3672" (Archive). Bundestag (West Germany). 23 June 1965. Retrieved on 12 March 2016. p. 30/51.
  4. ^ "Flight from Angola". economist.com. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  5. ^ Ahrens, Lula. "Race relations in Angola". thisisafrica.me. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Angola". mixedindifferentshades.net. Retrieved 21 February 2014.