Open main menu

Wikimedia Commons β

Black people

grouping of human beings historically regarded as a biological taxon
Baby playing with yellow paint. Work by Dutch artist Peter Klashorst entitled "Experimental".jpg

Black people is a term often used in North America to refer to Americans and Canadians of Sub-Saharan African descent. Outside North America, the term "black people", or close translations of it, is also used in other socially based systems of racial classification, or of ethnicity for persons who are perceived to be dark-skinned relative to other "racial" groups – or else who are defined as belonging to a "black" ethnicity in the country. Please note that the phrase "black people" is not necessarily common parlance in most of Africa, as the vast majority of the population there is black, and thus not given to self describing as "black".


African peopleEdit

African AmericansEdit

Main category: African Americans


Main category: Afro-Brazilians

Brazil has the world's largest population of black African people outside of Africa, with upwards of 50% of the nation's people having black or partial black ancestry.

Black people from other regionsEdit

People of Australasia and the Southeast Asian archipelago, not of African descent, often perceived as blackEdit

see alsoEdit