Black people

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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" 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 due to high levels of the chemical melanin in their skin 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 people[edit]

Main category: Ethnic groups in Africa

African Americans[edit]

Main category: African Americans

African Brazilians[edit]

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 regions[edit]

People of Australasia and the Southeast Asian archipelago, not of African descent, often perceived as black[edit]

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