Afro-Hispanics, Afro-Latinos and Afro-Caribbeans are Latin Americans who have a heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa. They are an ethnic group made up of descendants of African slaves.
Approximately 20 million Africans were stolen out of #Africa, and about 9-12 million made it to the "#NewWorld" and were forced into the institution of slavery.
Africans were taken from all over the African continent, but especially from West Africa, Central Africa and as far south as Angola. On the east coast of Africa and in the Indian Ocean region, slaves were also taken from Mozambique, Zanzibar and Madagascar.
The majority of the slaves were sent to Brazil, followed by the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The United States of America received about 25% of the slaves.
Enslaved Africans first began being imported into the "New World" by the #Spaniards in the first decade of the 16th century to replace the rapidly declining native American population. Africans were forced to work in gold mines, on sugar cane plantations, cattle ranches, and large haciendas. African workers pioneered the extracting of alluvial gold deposits and the growing of sugar cane.
In pre-abolition Latin American society, many Afro-Hispanic slaves fought for their freedom as soon as they arrived in the Americas. Runaway slaves established numerous independent Black African towns, where Africans could live as cimarrons, that is, they who escaped from their oppressors. These braves men were also to be known as maroons (from the spanish cimarrones, or runaway cattle). Countries with significant Afro-Hispanic populations: #Brazil, 14,517,961... #Haiti, 8,583,759...#Colombia, 4,944,400... #Mexico,1,381,853...#Peru, 1,200,000... #Cuba, 1,126,894 ... #Venezuela, 1,087,427... #Dominican Republic, 1,029,535 ... #Ecuador 1,041,559... #Nicaragua, 700,000... #Panama, 477,494 ... #Puerto Rico, 461,998 ...#Uruguay, 300,000 .... #Honduras, 150,000... #Argentina, 149,493... #Chile,100,000 ...#Costa Rica,100,000... #Guatemala, 100,000... #Bolivia, 40,000... #blacksinlatinamerica
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