Afro-Muslims, where ya at

In light of the recent Muslim ban in America, I’ve noticed the erasure of black Muslims. Even though Arabs account for only 20% of the global Muslim population, they are often the stereotype that is associated with what a Muslim looks like. 50% of Africa is Muslim. Below I’ve put together the countries and ranked accordingly. I was surprised by quite a few countries and it became evident to me that I seriously need to brush up on my knowledge of the continent.

African countries where majority of the population is Muslim

Sudan
Somalia
Djibouti
Mauritania
Guinea
Niger
Senegal
Burkina Faso
Sierra Leone
The Gambia
Comoros
Guinea-Bissau
Mayotte
Mali
Western Sahara
Tunisia*
Algeria*
Egypt*
Libya*
Morocco*


* some consider these countries to be afro-arab, similar to afro-latino and afro-carribean. 

African countries with a sizeable Muslim minority ( more than 10%)
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Nigeria
Kenya
Tanzania
Uganda
Mozambique
Ghana
Malawi
Togo
Benin
Liberia
Mauritius


 

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