Adonis Diaries

A valid narrative of how races changes through centuries: North African population

Posted on: June 8, 2022

Eye of the past.

June 3, 2022  


The effects of concubinage, Barbary slavery, migration and earlier encroachments of Europeans into Africa, contributed greatly in altering the population of north Africa.

The population of Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia today consist of mostly descendants of people who took over North Africa at different times.

The “Arab”/Islamic empires brought into north Africa thousands of European slaves. For example, Mulai Ismael of Meknes, Morocco, like many other people, had 25,000 European slaves who contributed to the building of his colossal stables (The golden age of the Moor –Dr. Ivan Van Sertima).

The northern coast of Africa was a hotbed for slave trade that Affected both Europeans, Asians and later Africans of the Soudan. (The present day west Africa was known as the Soudan and the coastal area was called the Guinee, hence the ‘gulf of Guinea’ as it was called from the 17th century CE.

The reason why Sicilians were also called by modern Europeans, mockingly, as Guineans was because of how much Africans from this area had mixed, sexually, with the Southern people in Italy to produced a population with black hair, black eyes and a swarthy complexion.

Whereas the population had been, initially, different before an invasion of Africans from this area of West Africa into Sicily, Spain, Sardinia, south France… in the 10th century CE who were called Almoravids from the Senegal river).

This form of slavery lasted for over a thousand years and is present today in different forms in Libya, Yemen, Lebanon and Arabic Peninsula.

In A.J. Roger “Nature knows no colour line”, it is stated of how many European coastal towns were vacated because of Islamic slave taking.

King George I, 1721, was known to have once lamented of how ‘Most of his subjects were taken into slavery in North Africa.’

Most of the enslaved from the 7th century CE to the 14th were Europeans, mostly slaves and people of the Balkan area who were captured by mostly Varangians and sold to the Islamic emirs or captured by the “Arabs” in most cases.

Women were mostly demanded as homage by Arabs from the land they occupied.

For example, during the famous raid of Lisbon, 3000 European women were taken to caliphs as homage. The African Moors in Cordova and Granada from the 8th century CE were paying homage in the form of enslaved women to the caliphs in north Africa and “Arabia”.

Not much people of the Soudan were enslaved at this point, until the 15th century CE when enslavement of one by another wore a ‘racial mask.

The groups of enslaved people in north Africa, as well as conquering Arabs gained dominance after the fall of the Moors in Spain in 1492 CE as Europe became more organized along national lines.

This encroachments of Europeans into Africa began in about 1675 BC and continued into the modern era and climaxed with European colonization of almost all of Africa, with only a small exception, which was the modern polity known as Ethiopia.

Pix: depiction of an ancient Women of Egypt, done in about 200 BCE. This and similar relics are in public and, mostly, private collections in Europe, America and Asia.

May be an image of sculpture


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