White Angolans

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White Angolan
Total population
Approx. 220,000
Regions with significant populations
 Angola (Approx. 220,000[1])
Languages
Portuguese, Afrikaans
Religion
Christianity (mainly Roman Catholicism)
Related ethnic groups
White Botswanans, White Namibians, Afrikaners

There are light-skinned or White Angolans mostly Angolans of European descent most significantly from Portugal. This population also includes White Brazilians of European Ancestry. Additional white Angolans emigrated from Eastern Europe when the country was a communist republic, in particular Russians and Poles. For a long time a significant community of Afrikaners lived in southern Angola, but most left in and after 1975.

Currently, Whites are a minority ethnic group in Angola, accounting for 1% of the country's population.[1] The White population usually speaks Portuguese.[2][3][4]

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References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CIA - The World Factbook -- Angola". CIA. Archived from the original on 28 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Flight from Angola". economist.com. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Ahrens, Lula. "Race relations in Angola". thisisafrica.me. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Angola". mixedindifferentshades.net. Retrieved 21 February 2014.