So what are the African countries with the largest white population? You’ll get to know it if you read the article. It is a very interesting topic and now Insider Monkey has published an article about it. Considering the people living there, again, there are certain stereotypes regarding the white population. Contrary to some general beliefs, it is very important to note that the census from 2011 showed that there were about 4,586,838 white people in South Africa. This is around 8.9% of the country’s population, which is an increase since the 2001 census. Of course, don’t expect to find the whitest country on earth in Africa, since the country with largest white population is definitely America, followed by Russia, but make sure not to be fooled into misconceptions. For example, Namibia is a huge country, with around 2 million inhabitants, and out of that there are around 7% white Namibians, that is, people of European birth or descent.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the African countries with the largest white population.
The first one is Zambia. It was also colonized by the British. During this period of colonization, many Europeans came to settle in Zambia. The official colonization started in 1888 and the territory was administered by Rhodes’ British South Africa Company. However, the interest in this country from their side was not very big, and they did not have any big plans for it, except using it mainly as a source of labour. The second country should be Botswana. Botswana also shares similar destiny as previous countries on the list of African countries with the largest white population, and as a consequence of all historical events which were not always pleasant for its residents, Botswana today is a home to around 3% of a white population. The settlement is basically a result of the Dutchmen who needed to escape the British from South Africa, and they did not have anywhere else to go. At last, but not least we can mention Mozambique. Like Swaziland, Mozambique is a former colony of Portugal, however, it has a longer history in this regard, since the Portuguese first established settlements in the 16th century. Of course, the settlement was for the specific purpose of exploiting the natives of this country and using them as a free labor force for the Portuguese plantations in Latin America.
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