Ethnic Origins of Jamaican Runaway Slaves

Tracing African Roots

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Jamaican Runaway Slaves 1718-1795

SUMMARY

Number of slaves 4,150
Creole (i.e. born in the Americas) 545
African specified ethnically/regionally 1,218

TOP 3 BREAKDOWN OF AFRICAN BORN SLAVES

“Eboe” (Nigeria) 196 – 16% of African specified
“Congo” (Congo) 183 – 15% of African specified
“Coromantee” (Ghana) 166 – 14% of African specified
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