West African ǀ Central West African ǀ African
The Spanish – Black – Central West African population data represent DNA samples from 132 unrelated black immigrants to Spain, from African countries south of the Sahara Desert, which include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Ruanda, Senegal and Sierra Leone, who use southern Spain as an entry point into Europe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_to_Spain). Samples were obtained by the Dept. of Legal Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Cadiz in Cadiz, Spain; and by the Institute of Legal Medicine of Coimbra, in Portugal.
For more details on Spain’s West African immigrant population, see:
Photo: African woman. IStock.