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Black British people
Total population
1,904,684 (3.0%)
(2011 census)
Regions with significant populations
 United Kingdom
 England 1,846,614 (3.5%) (2011 census)
 Scotland 36,178 (0.7%) (2011 census)
 Wales 18,276 (0.6%) (2011 census)
 Northern Ireland 3,616 (0.2%) (2011 census)
Languages
English (British English, Black British English, Caribbean English, African English), Creole languages, French, languages of Africa, other languages
Religion
Predominantly Christianity (69%);
minority follows Islam (15%), Traditional African religions and other faiths (8%) or are irreligious (6%)
2011 census, Great Britain only

Black British people are British citizens of either Black African descent or of Black African-Caribbean (sometimes called "Afro-Caribbean") background and include people with mixed ancestry from either group.

The 2011 UK census says there are 1.9 million Black British people. They are about 3% of the population of the United Kingdom.

In the past, Black British used to mean any immigrant who was not English, like British Asians, but people say that it was because of racism in England at that time.

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