Black Americans Find Out Which African Tribe They're From

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  • Published on:  Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Three Black Americans find out which tribe and people group they share genetic fingerprints with in Africa!

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  • ITZ_KATE

     (Jan 4, 2019)

    "My grandfather on my moms side always told me that we were Nigerian and part Irish too...but he also was like a pathological liar"😂😂😂😂😂

  • Jules Elyse

     (4 hours ago)

    ITZ_KATE I laughed a little too hard when he said that

  • Lemur Lover

     (Feb 14, 2019)

    +Umar Tal except that most landowners usually killed them if they seemed close to paying their debt because they did not want to free them. so it was still slavery. Slavery is bad in all its forms no matter who is enslaving whom. For example, prostitution is a form of men enslaving children or women so they can be violently raped. All forms of slavery are violent and they violate the human rights of the enslaved. The color of the slave doesn't matter. It's the injustice they are surviving that matters....

  • Taku Chimu

     (Jan 27, 2019)

    As an African born and raised in Africa, i want my brothers and sisters whose ancestors were taken to know we love you, we would love to have you and we love what you have built despite what they did to you. They stole you, you defied them and you are stronger for it! Mad love from the mother land!

  • Flartz YT

     (10 hours ago)

    It was the tribes that sold them those 149 years ago know your history

  • Miss Nene

     (13 hours ago)

    Thank you brother❤❤

  • JJF

     (4 days ago)

    Are we just gonna ignore the uncle that texted back he’s from Wakanda? 🤣

  • Banana Republic

     (Jan 25, 2019)

    We South Africans love our African American family to the moon and back. When people like Viola Davis, Serena Williams, Obama and them achieve great things, we celebrate like it's New Year's Eve. The distance doesn't affect us because we'll always be connected in spirit.It would be unfair and impractical for anyone to ask you to return permanently to mother Africa. All we can ask is that you be proud of who you are. Many of you come from royal bloodlines in African.Never be ashamed of your roots. T...

  • Queen Bea

     (1 day ago)

    Love Clouds Africa is not a nation😬

  • Ivy Brenda Cherotich

     (Feb 7, 2019)

    if only African Americans knew how similar they are to us, they'd be shook. the way the laugh, the way they're extra, the way they dance, sing , the " typical black parents vines " , how they worship in church. etc. eish! anyone who grew up in Afrika will understand what i am saying. ilibaki waoge kwa mto ndo wakuwe full blown Afrikans.

  • Ivy Brenda Cherotich

     (13 hours ago)

    +Brad Yalo wacha wakae wakijiuliza maswali. wanajifanyanga werevu sana, tuone penye watafika na google translate 😂😂

  • Brad Yalo

     (17 hours ago)

    Wakenya ndio wataelewa the last part ya hii comment.Translate it for others to understand.

  • yivmaiden

     (Jan 4, 2019)

    Really appreciate buzzfeed exploring this topic.

  • Felix Offei

     (Mar 1, 2019)

    Kwesi James, your name Kwesi is actually Ghanaian. It is given to boys born on a Sunday largely by the Akan tribe.

  • Gladys M.

     (2 days ago)

    I cou7ld be white and be called Kwesi.

  • Jerryline Davis

     (3 days ago)

    Felix Offei chale as soon as I heard Kwesi, I paused and said he must have some Ghanaian in him😩

  • Jonathan

     (Mar 2, 2019)

    This was so sad to watch just to imagine that these people and their forefathers were robbed of their identity. At least they get to know where they came from, they should visit these places to learn more.

  • Flartz YT

     (10 hours ago)

    149 yeard ago 🙄

  • DmarquettePainter

     (Jan 27, 2019)

    I’m American/Barbadian but I took this test a few years ago and got Hausa for my paternal line and Hausa/Yoruba for my maternal, both lines going back to Nigeria. I was so excited when I got the news because it felt like a weight had been lifted but it also felt like things had been “settled” if that makes any sense.

  • Miss Diaona

     (3 hours ago)

    Malik Al-Ziyadi the whole of west Africa were damn near slaves, educate yourself.

  • special kittie

     (4 days ago)

    You are blessed.

  • Ardell Nitro

     (Feb 2, 2019)

    It hurts to only be to identify as “Black” don’t get me wrong but imagine if we african americans knew our true background. Seeing how proud people are to rep their flags I always feel i’m on the outside

  • Get into It

     (2 days ago)

    Ardell Nitro the grouping of us as a color has a reason mostly stemming pre civil rights. But also, there are various areas.

  • special kittie

     (4 days ago)

    Thats how the rest of us native americans feel. 😔 im with you ❤