Slavery has historically been widespread in Africa.- Slavery in Africa
It covers an area of 923769 km2, and with a population of over 218 million, it is the most populous country in Africa, and the world’s seventh-most populous country.- Nigeria
Algeria is Africa's largest country by area, and Nigeria is its largest by population.- Africa
Starting in the 16th century, this was driven by trade, including the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, which created large African diaspora populations in the Americas.- Africa
Sacrifices were common in the Benin Empire, in what is now Ghana, and in the small independent states in what is now southern Nigeria.- Slavery in Africa
By the 1890s, the largest slave population in the world, about two million, was concentrated in the territories of the Sokoto Caliphate.- Nigeria
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The Yoruba people (Ìran Yorùbá, Ọmọ Odùduwà, Ọmọ Káàárọ̀-oòjíire ) are a West African ethnic group that mainly inhabits parts of Nigeria, Benin and Togo.
The Yorubas constitute more than 47 million people in Africa, are a few hundred thousand outside the continent, and bear further representation among members of the African diaspora.
The Oyo Empire under its oba, known as the Alaafin of Oyo, was active in the African slave trade during the 18th century.
West Africa (or Western Africa) is the westernmost region of Africa.
The United Nations defines Western Africa as the 16 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo, as well as Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom Overseas Territory).
Portuguese traders began establishing settlements along the coast in 1445, followed by the French, English, Spanish, Danish and Dutch; the African slave trade began not long after, which over the following centuries would debilitate the region's economy and population.