White Africans of European Ancestry

White Africans Of European Ancestry

White Africans (or less commonly European Africans or Euro Africans in a similar style to terms such as African American, Italian American or French Canadian) are people of European descent living in or coming from Africa who identify themselves as white.

Africans of European descent are mostly of Dutch, British, French, Portuguese, German, Flemish, and to a lesser extent, Italian, Austrian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Greek, Lithuanian, Maltese, Walloon, Swiss, Polish and Irish ancestry.

Prior to the post-World War II decolonization era, White Africans numbered up to 10 million persons and were represented in every part of the continent, especially South Africa (Afrikaners and English), South-West Africa (Afrikaners and Germans), Algeria (French), Rhodesia (predominantly English), Kenya (English), and Angola (Portuguese). However, many left during and after the independence of the colonies. Some, such as the Italians in Libya and the Belgians in Burundi, were expelled by post-colonial governments. Nevertheless, White Africans remain a substantial minority in some southern African countries.

The African country with the largest White African population of European descent both numerically and proportionally is South Africa, at approximately 4.6 million (9.2% of the population). Although White Africans no longer have the exclusive rule of single nations, they sometimes still hold a substantial ownership of the economy and land in specific regions.

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