Where in pre-colonial Africa are African Americans from?
A) Senegambia-15% (coast between present day Senegal and Gambia)
B) Sierra Leone/Winward Coast-16% (most of present day Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast)
C) Gold Coast-13% (most of present day Ghana)
D) Bight of Benin-5% (Togo, Benin, and southwestern Nigeria)
E) Bight of Biafra-24% (most of present day Nigeria and Cameroon)
F) West Central Africa-26% (present day Congo, Zaire, Angola, Namibia)
G) Mozambique–Madagascar -2% (Swahili States/Southeast Africa – not included in below map)
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