Estimated.

Nigeria (including Lagos) - Black and brown

15,000,000

Gold Coast and hinterland - Chiefly black

2,700,000

Sierra Leone - Chiefly black

1,000,000

Gambia - Chiefly black

163,000

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18,863,000

From east to west across Africa the aboriginal nations are mostly of the black negroid type, their varieties being only imperfectly known. The tendency of some of the lower negroid types has been to drift towards the west coast, where they still practise cannibalistic and fetish rites. On the east coast are found much higher types approaching to the Christian races of Abyssinia, and from east to west there has been a wide admixture of Arab blood producing a light-brown type. In Uganda and Nigeria a large proportion of the population is Arab and relatively light-skinned.