African Ethnicities and Their Origins

These contemporary African ethnic groups have contributed most to the black population of the U.S.

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Balanta                                                              Sierra Leone

Falupo                                                                Sierra Leone

Mende                                                               Sierra Leone

Susu                                                                  Sierra Leone

Nalu                                                                   Sierra Leone

Bran                                                                   Sierra Leone

Kru                                                                    Liberia

Kpele                                                                 Liberia

Balanta                                                            Guinea-Bissau                                               

Biafara                                                             Guinea-Bissau