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Top 5 tribes stripped away from Africa during the Transatlantic Slave Trade

September 05, 2018 at 06:00 pm | History

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

September 05, 2018 at 06:00 pm | History

Women in traditional wear in Upper Mende…Rand African Art

Mandé

The Mandé people are a myriad of languages and people who can be found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Chad, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

The Mandé people of Upper Guinea were taken for inclusion in the trade in the 16th century. European merchants used business as a vantage point in capturing and selling slaves.

By the mid-19th century, the French had overtaken Guinea which led to the formation of the Republic of Guinea.

The Republic of Guinea gained their independence on October 2, 1958.

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