|Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Origins of Slaves|
|Details of where slaves were taken from Africa and how many.|
Slaves for the Trans-Atlantic slave trade were initially sourced in Senegambia and the Windward Coast. Around 1650 the trade moved to west-central Africa (the Kingdom of the Kongo and neighbouring Angola). For more details on this, read How Many Slaves Were Taken From Africa?
Map showing where slaves were sourced in Africa for the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Table giving the numbers of slaves exported from various regions in Africa.
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