West Africa

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Population 60,534 people living in New York City were born in West Africa
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Neighborhoods Morris Heights
Highbridge
Tremont
Morrisania (all in the Bronx)
South Central Harlem
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Religion(s) Muslim and Christian
Language(s) English, French and a number of African languages
History
Only recently appeared as a rising immigrant population. They come because of the American way of life, and the multicultural nature of the city.Sources: MISSING

Population Facts:

  • They are a highly educated immigrant group. Source:MISSING

Fun Facts:

  • There is a “Little Senegal” neighborhood in Harlem, and a “Little Ghana” neighborhood in the Bronx, both offering a little taste of West African life in New York City. They have great West African restaurants in these areas, and the traditional clothing that many of them wear is beautiful.
  • Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market on 116th Street is a great place to check out West African clothing, jewelry, art and music.