Thursday 18 January 2024


Document showing estimated amount of African people taken as Slaves by English slave traders from Africa during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade from 1690 to 1807.

The truth is that many people died trying to avoid captivity.

Senegambia (Today Senegal 🇸🇳 and Gambia 🇬🇲) - 141,300 people.

Sierra Leone 🇸🇱- 111,600 people.

Windward Coast (Coastlines of modern countries Sierra Leone 🇸🇱,  Liberia 🇱🇷 and Ivory Coast 🇨🇮) - 299,300 people.

Gold Coast (Today Ghana 🇬🇭) - 473,800 people.

Bight of Benin  (today coastline of Togo 🇹🇬 , Benin 🇧🇯 , and Southwestern Nigeria 🇳🇬) - 292,700 people.

Bight of Biafra (Today Eastern Nigeria 🇳🇬 including South South and South East, Cameroon 🇨🇲, Equatorial Guinea 🇬🇶, Gabon 🇬🇦) - 776,400 people.

Angola 🇦🇴 and Mozambique 🇲🇿 - 468,300 people.

Other unknown locations in Africa - 16,100 people.

"I verily believe that the far greater part of wars, in Africa, would cease, if the Europeans would cease to tempt them, by offering goods for sale. I believe, the captives reserved for sale are fewer than the slain." John Newton, former captain of an enslaver ship.

#europe #africa

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