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Old 07-03-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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Hi, I am just curious about this. African American culture (and stereotypes) plays a prominent role in mainstream American culture today, but are there any enclaves where other black cultures (black African, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latino, etc.) have any prominence (even a tiny bit)? I know about Sub-Saharan African and West Indian immigrant communities in Minnesota's Twin Cities and in certain neighborhoods of New York City and Miami, the Gullah culture on the coast of South Carolina and Georgia, and the black French Caribbean flavor of parts of New Orleans and southern Louisiana, but are there any other enclaves I am unaware of?
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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1.) The Habesha, i.e. Eritreans and Ethiopians, are preeminent in Seattle and especially DC/LA.
2.) Lusophones from both Brazil and Cape Verde are well represented in Boston.
3.) Nigerians are significant in Houston, South Africans in Miami.

I wonder where Central Africans such as Congolese and Gabonese tend to settle.

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Old 07-03-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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There's a large population of Somalians in Columbus, OH.
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:58 PM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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C-D has lists on this, but I don't know their reliability.

For "Most born in Eastern Africa" Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Atlanta metro area look big.

//www.city-data.com/top2/h106.html

Seattle does indeed have a fair percent of Ethiopians and I think Los Angeles had a traditional Ethiopian sector. Perhaps surprisingly, or perhaps not considering Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, South Dakota is in the top 100 for Ethiopian born.

//www.city-data.com/top2/h107.html

For "Middle Africa", I guess they mean Central Africa, they seem to place the DC metro as big.

//www.city-data.com/top2/h109.html

For "Southern Africa" they list Irvine, California and several little suburbs in the South or Florida.

//www.city-data.com/top2/h113.html

For "Western Africa" DC and Boston metros look big.

//www.city-data.com/top2/h116.html

Ghanaians look significant in Alexandria, Virginia

//www.city-data.com/top2/h117.html

I believe the metros of Miami, Florida and Hartford, Connecticut have sizable Afro-Caribbean populations. Bloomfield is one of the more Jamaican towns in America and I believe is one of the "safest", and most prosperous, majority-black communities in the US.
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Old 07-03-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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USATODAY.com - Columbus, Ohio: The 'everyman' of America

and this is 7 years old.
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Old 07-03-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I read on the chronicle a couple years back that Nigerians believe there are 300,000 Nigerian immigrants in the Houston area. So Houston has a large Nigerian presence.
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Old 07-03-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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I read on the chronicle a couple years back that Nigerians believe there are 300,000 Nigerian immigrants in the Houston area. So Houston has a large Nigerian presence.
I doubt it...i mean its high but idk about 300,000

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Old 07-03-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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The Houston area does seem to have a fair amount of Nigerian-born people, whether 300,000 is too high or not, particularly Missouri City. Or so says City-Data. (If we mean Missouri City, but you can't link to them)

//www.city-data.com/top2/h118.html

The Atlanta and DC metros also seem to have a fair amount.

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Old 07-03-2010, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Toronto, Bos>Wash , Atlanta, Miami


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Old 07-04-2010, 12:34 AM
 
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I read on the chronicle a couple years back that Nigerians believe there are 300,000 Nigerian immigrants in the Houston area. So Houston has a large Nigerian presence.
I highly doubt 5% of Houstons metro is Nigerian.
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