- African migration to the United Kingdom
African migration to Britain has a long and complex history, ranging from sailors and tradesmen in the
sixteenth century, through to forcible movement during the Atlantic slave trade, followed by economic or political migration in the aftermath of the British Empire. It can also refer to migration from Caribbeanpeople of Black African descent, and to White peopleborn in Africa. Today, over four million British people have some African ancestry.
Africa is a complex, diverse continent populated by many different ethnic groups and races. Hence, there are many different facets to the subject of African migration to Britain.
The most popular term for British people with Black African or Afro-Caribbean ancestry is 'Black British'.
British African-Caribbean community
Many people with Black African ancestry arrived in Britain from the
Caribbean, where their ancestors had been taken as slaves.
Most people from
North Africaare Arabsand thus migrants from that region are commonly referred to as British Arabs.
There are many people in Britain of partial African ancestry.
In recent years, many Britons from former British colonies like
South Africaand Kenyahave re-settled in the UK.
* British Kenyans
There are many people in the UK from the African continent that are ethnically
South Asian. The latter primarily consist of Indians from Uganda, Tanzania and Mauritius.
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