Countries With The Highest Population of Black People

The world is home to a diverse array of ethnicities and races, with black people making up a significant portion of the global population. While black people can be found in virtually every country on the planet, some nations are home to larger populations of black people than others. Here, we’ll take a look at the countries with the highest populations of black people.

  1. Nigeria (221 million)

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. It’s estimated that approximately 200 million Nigerians are black, making up around 90% of the country’s population.

  1. Ethiopia (123 million)

Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa and the 12th most populous country in the world. The majority of Ethiopians are black, with estimates suggesting that around 95% of the country’s population is black.

  1. Brazil (110 million)

Brazil is home to the largest population of black people outside of Africa. The country has a complex racial makeup, with black people making up around 56% of the population. Many black Brazilians are descendants of enslaved Africans who were brought to the country during the colonial period.

  1. DR Congo (97 million)

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second largest country in Africa and the 11th largest in the world. The majority of the country’s population is black, with estimates suggesting that around 90% of Congolese people are black.

  1. Tanzania (64 million)

Tanzania is located in East Africa and is home to a large population of black people. Around 99% of the country’s population is of African descent, with the majority being black.

  1. Kenya (57 million)

Kenya is another East African country with a significant black population. Around 99% of Kenyans are of African descent, with the majority of the population being black.

  1. Uganda (50 million)

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa that’s home to a large population of black people. The vast majority of Ugandans are of African descent, with estimates suggesting that around 98% of the population is black.

  1. South Africa (49.3 million)

South Africa is home to a large and diverse population of people, with black people making up the largest ethnic group. Estimates suggest that around 80% of the country’s population is black.

  1. USA (47.2 million)

The United States is home to a significant black population, with estimates suggesting that around 14% of the country’s population is black. Many black Americans are descendants of enslaved Africans who were brought to the country during the colonial period.

In conclusion, black people can be found in virtually every country on the planet, but some nations have larger black populations than others. Nigeria, Ethiopia, Brazil, DR Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, and the USA are among the countries with the highest populations of black people.

Author: Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean content writer, author, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream, an online platform for inspiring, positive and compelling African stories. Contact: abubakarrjalloh@theafricandreamsl.com WhatsApp: +23276211583