These African tribes were hit hardest by the Atlantic slave trade

June 03, 2019 at 04:30 pm | History

Etsey Atisu

Etsey Atisu | Staff Writer

June 03, 2019 at 04:30 pm | History

12 million. That is the number of Africans estimated to have been shipped as slaves through the Atlantic Ocean between the 16th and 19th centuries to the Americas. This number scares the soul out of you but it is not as overwhelming in essence as the over 1.5 million of them believed, over time, to have lost their lives under very harsh conditions while on board.

It is no doubt that the proportions of Africans that were involved in the slave trade were widespread but have you ever wondered where, with respect to tribes, Africa was most hit?

Here are the top 10 tribes that were hit hardest by the slave trade:

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