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AFRO-ARGENTINE

Afro-Argentines are Argentines of Afro-descendant.The first Africans were brought in 1587 and slavery was abolished in 1861. Today, Afro-Argentines are concentrated in Buenos Aires- La Boca and San Telmo. There are 149,493 identified Afro-Argentines, less than 1% of the population. “The Afro-Argentine population is believed to have been decimated by war, intermarriage, and possibly government sponsored genocide (via war and whitening). In the late 19th century, Argentina had a Black population of 11% black or higher. The African presence in Argentina is often denied and suppressed.”(Afropedea) A possible culinary tradition from Africa would be Fataya (Senegalese empanadas.)