Afro-Spaniard

Afro-Spaniards are Spanish nationals of West/Central African descent. They today mainly come from Cameroon, Gambia, Mali and Senegal. Additionally, many Afro-Spaniards born in Spain are from the former Spanish colony Equatorial Guinea. Spaniards of Sub-Saharan ancestry originating in Latin America are generally excluded from this definition.

Afro-Spaniard

Total population
 Spain 1,045,120 (2016)
Regions with significant populations
Andalusia, Catalonia, the Balearics, the Canaries, Madrid, Murcia, Valencia
Languages
Spanish; English, French, Portuguese, various languages of Africa
Religion
Predominantly Christian (mainly Roman Catholic), Sunni Islam, Traditional African religions, others, nonreligious
Related ethnic groups
African people, Spanish Equatoguinean, Cape Verdean Spanish, Afro-European

Notable people

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Activists

  • Antumi Toasijé, historian and Pan-African activist

Artists and writers

  • Juan Latino, poet and Renaissance humanist
  • Juan de Pareja, painter

Explorers and conquistadores

  • Juan Valiente
  • Juan Garrido

In entertainment and media

  • Francine Gálvez, journalist
  • Vicenta Ndongo, actress
  • Concha Buika, singer
  • Emilio Buale, actor
  • Virginia Buika, singer
  • Frank T, MC and rap producer
  • Dareysteel, rapper
  • Desirée Ndjambo, journalist
  • El Chojin, rapper
  • Santiago Zannou, film director
  • Jimmy Castro, actor
  • Hijas del Sol, music duo
  • Paloma Loribo, singer
  • Norberto de Noah, singer and writer
  • Andrés Montes, journalist

Philanthropists

  • Bisila Bokoko

Politicians

  • Dolores Johnson Sastre
  • Rita Bosaho
  • Juan Antonio de la Morena Doca, alcalde of Villamantilla
  • Pedro Oma Nkomi, alcalde of Pampliega
  • Guillem Balboa Buika, alcalde of Alaró

In sports

  • Miguel Jones, former football player
  • Vicente Engonga, football manager and former player
  • Benjamín Zarandona, retired football player
  • Venancio José, retired athlete
  • David Davis, retired handball player
  • Lauren, retired football player
  • Rodolfo Bodipo, football manager and former player
  • Glory Alozie, athlete
  • Yago Yao, retired football player
  • Souley Drame, basketball player
  • Iván Zarandona, football player
  • Valdo, football player
  • Rui, football player
  • Josephine Onyia, athlete
  • Marta Mangué, handball player
  • Alfi Conteh-Lacalle, football player
  • Javier Balboa, football player
  • Trihas Gebre, athlete
  • Alemayehu Bezabeh, athlete
  • Eva Ngui, athlete
  • Jade Boho, football player
  • María Bernabéu, judoka
  • Ruth Ndoumbe, athlete
  • Mark Ujakpor, athlete
  • Manuel Onwu, football player
  • Richard Nguema, basketball player
  • Godwin Antwi, football player
  • Jean Marie Okutu, athlete
  • Stephen Sunday, football player
  • Rubén Belima, football player
  • Aauri Bokesa, athlete and basketball player
  • Iván Bolado, retired football player
  • José Luis Collins, former basketball player
  • Serge Ibaka, basketball player
  • Emilio Nsue, football player
  • Pedro Obiang, football player
  • Eddy Silvestre, football player
  • Joel Johnson, football player
  • Omar Mascarell, football player
  • Derik Osede, football player
  • Jonás Ramalho, football player
  • Randy, football player
  • Astou Ndour, basketball player
  • Keita Baldé Diao, football player
  • Ilimane Diop, basketball player
  • Vanessa Blé, basketball player
  • Mamadou Diop, basketball player
  • Mamadou Tounkara, football player
  • Adama Traoré, football player
  • Iris Junio, basketball player
  • Larry Abia, basketball player
  • Sitapha Savane, basketball player
  • Iñaki Williams, football player
  • Marcelo Djaló, football player
  • Pape Cheikh Diop, football player
  • Nely Carla Alberto, handball player
  • Alexandrina Barbosa, handball player
  • Moussa Bandeh, football player
  • Mohamed Traoré, football player
  • Yankuba Sima, basketball player
  • Roberto Tobe, futsal player
  • Bacari Kambi, football player
  • Carlos Akapo, football player
  • Sergio Akieme, football player
  • Ismael Athuman, football player
  • Aitor Embela, football player
  • Igor Engonga, football player
  • Pablo Ganet, football player
  • José Kanté, football player
  • Niko Kata, football player
  • Josete Miranda, football player
  • Ana Peleteiro, athlete
  • Iván Salvador, football player
  • Boison Wynney, football player
  • Aridane Hernández, football player
  • Madger Gomes, football player
  • Juliet Itoya, athlete
  • Fátima Diame, athlete
  • Youba Sissokho, boxer
  • Gabriel Enguema, boxer
  • Jael Bestué, athlete
  • María Vicente, athlete
  • Joshua Tomaic, basketball player
  • Sebas Saiz, basketball player
  • Esteban Obiang, football player
  • Mujaid Sadick Aliu, football player
  • Jordi Mboula, football player
  • Cristopher Moisés, football player
  • Fátima Diame, athlete
  • Saúl Coco, football player
  • Jordan Gutiérrez, football player
  • Paolo Fernandes, football player
  • Sergio Hinestrosa, football player
  • Alberto Edjogo-Owono, former football player
  • Juvenal Edjogo-Owono, former football player
  • Juan Epitié, former football player
  • Rubén Epitié, former football player
  • James Davis, football player
  • Ruslan Elá, football player
  • Óscar Engonga, football manager and former player
  • Kily Álvarez, football player
  • Ruth Álvarez, football player
  • Sergio Barila, football agent and former player
  • Darwin Echeverry, athlete
  • Robert Sánchez, football player
  • Bambo Diaby, football player
  • Usman Garuba, basketball player
  • Aitor Ekobo, athlete
  • Ángel Mañana, basketball player
  • Óscar Ngomo, basketball player
  • Sebastián Bacale, basketball player
  • Riky Mendizábal, basketball player
  • Gorka Luariz, football player
  • Mamadou Gassama, handball player
  • Sekou Gassama, football player
  • Ángel Binyogba, futsal player
  • Luis Meseguer, football player
  • Acoydan McCarthy, basketball player
  • Adams Sola, basketball player
  • Federico Obama, football player
  • Salomón Obama, football player
  • Salma Paralluelo, athlete and football player
  • Mabel Okoye, football player
  • Fatoumata Kanteh, football player
  • Seth Airam Vega, football player

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