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In pictures: India's African communities

Compared to the fate of Africans taken as slaves to the New World, the history of Africans in India is still largely unknown.

There are small communities like Jambur scattered along India's west coast. They are the home to the descendants of Africans who were brought to the subcontinent as slaves. Many others travelled as mercenaries, merchants and sailors.

Sea trade between east and southern Africa, and Gujarat in India was established more than 2,000 years ago.

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