UNDERSTANDING the "AFRICAN DIASPORA"
African Diaspora is the term commonly used to describe the mass dispersion of peoples from Africa during the Transatlantic Slave Trades, from the 1500s to the 1800s. This Diaspora took millions of people from Western and Central Africa to diﬀerent regions throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.
The African Diaspora has a population of 140 million while Africa has a population of 1.2 billion. The most populated countries in the African Diaspora include Brazil, Colombia, America, Dominican Republic, and Haiti. There is a connection among the descendants of slaves in the African Diaspora as their ancestors came from similar areas in Africa and survived a similar fate--Human Trafficking for slavery and other colonization tactics. Essentially, they were taken to different countries around the world, disconnected from one another and their homelands.