Panamanians

Panamanians

About Panamanians

Afro-Panamanian are Panamanians of African descent. Afro-Panamanians are 15% of the population and it is estimated 50% of Panamanians have African ancestry. The Afro-Panamanian population can be broken into the 'Afro-Colonial', Afro-Panamanians descended from slaves brought to Panama during the colonial period and the 'Afro-Antillean', West Indian immigrants from Trinidad, Barbados, Martinique and Jamaica, brought in to build the Panama Canal.

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