Slave Coast

Slave Coast, name given by European traders to the coast bordering the Bight of Benin on the Gulf of Guinea, W Africa. It was the principal source of slaves from W Africa from the 16th cent. to the mid-19th cent.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Slave Coast from Fact Monster:

  • Guinea, archaic term for Africa's west coast - Guinea Guinea , an archaic term for the west coast of Africa. In its widest sense it has been ...
  • Abomey - Abomey Abomey , town (1992 pop. 66,595), S Benin. It is the trade center for an agricultural region ...
  • Ewe - Ewe Ewe , African people, numbering over 3 million, who live in SE Ghana, S Togo, and S Benin. When ...
  • Encyclopedia: African History - Encyclopeadia articles concerning African History.
  • Benin, country, Africa: History - History Early History Little is known about the history of N Benin. In the south, according to oral ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: African History