Geneticists found out from which countries slaves were most often brought to the United States. Writes about this The New York Times.
DNA tests have shown that most of the slaves were of Nigerian descent. First they were taken to the Caribbean Islands, which then belonged to Great Britain, and only then were sent to the United States.
Scientists have also found traces of genes of their ancestors from Senegal, Gambia and Benin in the blood of modern African Americans.
Geneticists stressed that most of the slaves taken to the United States were women.