Central African ethnicity - top countries
Central African ethnicity is common in the following countries, according to MyHeritage DNA users' data.
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The percentages represent the portion of MyHeritage DNA users with Central African ethnicity in that country.
Central African ethnicity
The largest segment of the Central African population belong to Bantu sub-groups. The Atlantic slave trade between the 16th and 19th centuries shipped Central African people to the Americas, and their descendants make up a large percentage of the population in the Caribbean, Brazil, and the U.S. There is archeological evidence of human habitation in Central Africa dating back at least 100,000 years. Central African pygmies have an ancient indigenous lineage, presenting an extreme genetic divergence from all other human populations.