Afro-Cubans

Afro-Cubans
Total population
1,034,044
(9.3% of the Cuban Population)[1] (2012)
Languages
Spanish, Lucumí, Habla Congo, English, Portuguese, Cuban Sign Language
Religion
Afro-Cuban religions
Abakuá, Arará religion, Cuban Vodú, Palo, Santería
Popular religions
Predominantly Roman Catholic, minorities of Protestant
Related ethnic groups
Arará, Cape Verdean Cuban, Ganga-Longoba, Haitian Cuban, Lucumí people

Afro-Cubans are Cubans who are of West or Central African ancestry. The term Afro-Cuban can also refer to historical or cultural elements in Cuba thought to emanate from this community and the combining of native African and other cultural elements found in Cuban society such as race, religion, music, language, the arts and class culture.[2]