Dominican Republic’s black population is nearly 8 million
Santo Domingo.– The Dominican Republic has a black population of 7,985,991, which makes it fifth among the countries with highest black population outside Africa, according to the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy’s data on African diaspora in the world.
“Terms black, black community and black culture are rarely used as the majority of residents insist on its European and Indian roots. The reasons why Dominicans neglect their African heritage can be traced back to the days of colonization when white Europeans were superior and as such desirable object of identification,” the report says.
The top five is completed with Haiti in fourth place (8,701,439), Colombia in third (9,452,872), the United States in second (38,499,304), and Brazil on the top spot with almost 86 million residents with African origins.
Dec 27, 2015
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