West African

West African

Central West African ǀ African

African womanSpanish – 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 (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:

Spain: Forging an Immigration Policy;

Migration Information Source;

Key facts: Africa to Europe migration; and

The Implications of Economic and Social Mobility for Transnational West African Migrants in Spain.

Photo:  African woman. IStock.

[Population 105]