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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The term African people can be used in two ways. First, it may refer to all people who live in Africa, see also demographics of Africa. Second, it is commonly used to describe people who trace their recent ancestry to indigenous inhabitants of Africa. This includes members of the "African diaspora" resulting from the Atlantic Slave Trade such as (in order of population size) Afro-Latinos, African Americans, Afro Carribeans and African Canadians.

The term Black people is often used as a synonym for people of recent African ancestry (in particular Sub-Saharan Africa) particularly in the Americas, and Europe, although the two terms are not synonymous in many other countries.

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