Black Welsh people

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Dame Shirley Bassey, singer

Black Welsh people are inhabitants of Wales who have an African or an Afro-Caribbean background. Wales is home to one of the United Kingdom's oldest black communities, and Tiger Bay in Cardiff has housed a large Somali population since the development of the port in the 19th century. The 2011 census reported that there were more than 18,000 Welsh-African people in Wales (0.6% of the Welsh population).[1]

The first recorded black person to live in North Wales, of whom historians have detailed knowledge, was John Ystumllyn (died 1786), a Gwynedd gardener whose origins are unrecorded.[2]

Notable black Welsh people[edit]

Sports[edit]

Association football[edit]

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Athletics[edit]

Rugby League[edit]

Rugby Union[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Music[edit]

Film and television[edit]

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References[edit]

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