Black Americans Find Out Which African Tribe They're From

  • Published on Jan 4, 2019
  • Three Black Americans find out which tribe and people group they share genetic fingerprints with in Africa!
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    African Ancestry

Comments • 7 809

  • Juan Sotelo
    Juan Sotelo 2 hours ago

    Well, maybe i am being too strict, but i think that refering african roots as tribal is quite simplistic, it would be better if you say which ethnic group you came from, that would be more accurate

  • Darcel Blue
    Darcel Blue 3 hours ago

    I would love to know where my people are from. Hearing their results, literally brings tears to my eyes.

  • Kat Jean
    Kat Jean 4 hours ago

    this made me cry ughh so beautiful. She's right. Y'all were the 1st victims of identity theft. That's so so sad, u guys deserve so much. I'm glad this lady can give some of it back 2 u.

  • TheBizzle1984
    TheBizzle1984 4 hours ago

    Just think how many different caucasian cultures have specific stereotypes to explain their dispositions; Scottish are cheap/brave, Irish are drunk/happy, Italians are horny/creative; don't at me, I know they're offensive, but my point is people within those groups say it about themselves, and it's really just a way of conveying some cultural heritage and history. Black people who were removed from their cultural context through slavery don't get to have that, so all they get ate the incredibly negative ideas that came from slavery and prejudice. This seems really important.

  • TooIdle
    TooIdle 5 hours ago

    I love that he said he’s from Trinidad and Tobago and they proceeded to show Trinidad Cuba lmao

  • Crispy Chromosomes
    Crispy Chromosomes 8 hours ago

    I absolutely think that the black slave trade was wrong but at the same time they don’t shut up about it. Im Irish and the Irish wheir inslaved by the british in the exact same way as the black. but we dont have all this slave history month and nobody never talks about it. i understand how you feel but dont use it against everyone

  • Crispy Chromosomes
    Crispy Chromosomes 8 hours ago

    I absolutely thing that the black slave trade was wrong but at the same time they don’t shut up about it. Im Irish and the Irish wheir inslaved by the british in the exact same way as the black but we dont have all this slave history month and nobody never talks about it. i understand how you feel but dont use it against everyone

  • Charmulaa
    Charmulaa 10 hours ago

    I’m Ghanaian my grandma came here when she was 16 then had my mom like 10 years later , so I’m of the Fante tribe 🇬🇭❤️ I’m so glad she founded this , so more can find out about what was stripped from them 😩🙌🏾

  • Toochie Toonz
    Toochie Toonz 16 hours ago +2

    The positivity in this comment section really warms my heart. I was always told that Africans do not like black people, but to read some of your guys comments really touches me💕👸🏾🤴🏿

  • joe weah
    joe weah 16 hours ago

    The Poro, is a secret society for men in Liberia 🇱🇷 Sierra Leone 🇸🇱 And Ivory Coast 🇨🇮
    It is sometimes referred to as hunting society, Only men are admitted

  • Asaru Ptah
    Asaru Ptah 20 hours ago

    Y Chromosome is the broken X Chromosome basically XX Chromosome is the Divine Beloved Sacred Femi-nine & XY is the Male/Masculine existence.

  • Katrina Williams

    Omg!!! 🤯 I dont think that guy realized that she said his people were coastal, helped to steal other Africans and guided the ships to america. That's a tough pill to swallow!!! That's almost worst than being a slave owner. 😖😖😖

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  • Tamara D
    Tamara D Day ago

    I would love to know where in Africa I’m from. I’m Jamaican and Jamaicans believes that their Ghanaian.


    He does look Malian

  • bluewolfsilver
    bluewolfsilver Day ago

    hm so with my mitochondrial DNA I would most likely be European(from Spain) or Native American and possibly African because my mom is Puerto Rican. She is Filipino as well but that is not mitochondrial it's from her grandfather and Portuguese too but that's from her father neither would come from her mother as my great grandmother is full Puerto Rican. I get my African ancestry from my father but idk how would I have his line traced as I'm female? Does anyone know?

  • Shakiya Morris
    Shakiya Morris Day ago

    I want to do this! a little sad I didn't know about African Ancestry. I just took the Ancestry...I will be doing this! I have struggled FOREVER with my IDENTITY!



  • Fabb E
    Fabb E Day ago

    5:08 I think that we don’t have 8 grandparents

  • burntbronz
    burntbronz Day ago

    yall a whole mess....africans sold Hebrews. not other hamites.

  • CJMendoza804
    CJMendoza804 Day ago

    What dna company? What is the price?

  • Porsh Mazwai
    Porsh Mazwai Day ago

    Hell No dnt want my kids look like u....

  • J.A.K MOBB
    J.A.K MOBB Day ago

    Very important

  • Tania Greene
    Tania Greene 2 days ago

    I wanna know my Africans roots African friends always tell me I'm definitely African but I would love to know from where...imagine if all African americans were able to find out where our ancestry is from..its like discovering more about who you are

  • Malewhale
    Malewhale 2 days ago +1

    I’m from the jabari tribe

  • abdi k. ali
    abdi k. ali 2 days ago

    To all who have to read : little knowledge... this about East Africa Sudan empire or Habash empire or Ajuran empire before the chiefs empire lived the king 🤴 of leaders : this before the colonial

  • Flawless African Queen Yaszy

    we are balanta

  • Ricky Hurt
    Ricky Hurt 2 days ago

    Where are the Africans they are testing? I can't believe, so many people accept information without an actual link to family from Africa, not the Americas, am I the only one that question the science without actual link to persons from Africa, not other blacks stateside.

  • ArnelleMaria McDonald

    I don't think they meant Trinidad, Cuba.

  • North London
    North London 2 days ago

    The fat gay guy said in a world with no technology he would be a warrior or a gatherer

  • Safthler 13rx
    Safthler 13rx 2 days ago

    The jolas people are largely living in the Gambia 🇬🇲 which was also part of the Mali Empire. Actually jala is a mandinka word which mean a person who's pays back(revenge) .the real name for jolas is called AJAMATAW. Am a fulani and my mom is a Jola from the Gambia 🇬🇲

  • Desaiae Defour
    Desaiae Defour 2 days ago

    im Trinidadian!!!!!!!!!

  • MS. Lillie
    MS. Lillie 2 days ago

    If I take this test they going to tell me I'm white the men in my family have been f****** white women for years!!!!!!

  • yasmin abdulkadir
    yasmin abdulkadir 2 days ago

    It's funny how the last lady and the Ancestry woman look just like the fulanis!!!

  • High Discoveror
    High Discoveror 2 days ago

    no way to find that out, Black Americans are not from Africa

  • Evelin Valdez
    Evelin Valdez 3 days ago

    What are all the songs that guy danced to I just know rollie

  • Kii Marie
    Kii Marie 3 days ago

    I'm from South Carolina and I love rice and I'm very resistance. Lol random but I wanna do this test and see how close I am to these people. I'm in a very broad in an since about embrace things about being African American and where my roots could come from. 😘

  • Shonteanna Williams
    Shonteanna Williams 3 days ago +2

    The beginning had me rolling

  • Frederic Karlo
    Frederic Karlo 3 days ago

    Epic! Everyone should embrace their roots, especially in a time where so many are trying to delete our rich histories from the record.

  • D. Jeremy Trump
    D. Jeremy Trump 3 days ago

    5:50 mmmm nope, it's going to be mixed race, not black lol

    • SweetlySerene
      SweetlySerene 19 hours ago

      D. Jeremy Trump Yeah but Jim Crow and the One Drop Rule would still have them called the N word and in the “Colored” section until the 1970’s so

  • khadija kandeh
    khadija kandeh 3 days ago

    Am a proud Fulani💗💗

  • Christa
    Christa 3 days ago

    DON'T GET IT TWISTED YOU DUMMIES!!! It's not a matter of trying to be someone you are not, it's about who you really are and what your true lineage is. Yes it's true that Israel is geographically part of Africa which til this day they won't publically acknowledge, but since Africa is a Continent with many Countries, the Blacks from Slave ancestry are Indeed from the country of Israel, and YES Israel is a Part of Africa! But, Don't make the mistake of thinking you are of the same lineage as the other Blacks from Africa. Africans are from Caananite lineage, the Blacks brought here during the Atlantic Slave trade are Hebrews, from Israelite lineage. During the Roman invasian, the Blacks living in Israel fled into parts of Africa. The Caananites knew they were not of the same lineage which is why they sold them to those Blacks to the EuroAmerican slave traders. There are a few African countries who have already apologized for the role their countries played in sellng the blacks into slavery. Do your research dummies. Ethiopia is in Africa and they are identified as Ethiopians, Egypt is in Africa and they are identified as Egyptians, Israel is also in Africa and the Blacks who fled from there into other parts of Africa are identified as Israelites!!! FYI!!! Those Israelite lineage blacks who were sold into slavery are the only people on the face of the earth that the Covenant spoken of in the bible was given to, so don't make the mistake of trying to lump them or lump yourselves into the same lineage as other Blacks, because without a doubt, you are "NOT" all of the same lineage! Peace

  • ig man
    ig man 3 days ago +1

    First you gatta let them know who their fathers are.

  • Jack Jr
    Jack Jr 3 days ago

    African American Americans are from the tribes of Israel. Specifically the kingdom of Judah

  • Paula Babirye
    Paula Babirye 3 days ago

    I'm Ugandan

  • ny_ nasafi
    ny_ nasafi 3 days ago

    but......Kwesi is a ghanain name? it means a boy from an akan tribe who was born on a sunday.....

  • Mae
    Mae 3 days ago +12

    Kwesi name is a common name from Ghana west Africa. The Kumasi Ashanti tribe 🇬🇭😊✌🏾

    • Mae
      Mae 9 minutes ago

      Charmulaa heyyy my fellow Ghanaian. The fente’s know how to throw it down in the kitchen though. Ask around your family they will tell you.

    • Charmulaa
      Charmulaa 10 hours ago

      Mae 🇬🇭🇬🇭 my grandma is from the Fante tribe but I have family from the Ashanti tribe too ❤️

  • Cat Loaf
    Cat Loaf 3 days ago +3

    some of this goes a little too far and feels a little bit planned out or partially fake

  • glossysunmin
    glossysunmin 3 days ago

    The confidence that one guy had thoughhh

  • special kittie
    special kittie 3 days ago

    My natives💃🏽❤

  • Amethyst Quartz
    Amethyst Quartz 3 days ago

    Sometimes people forget history and while yes it’s true that some slaves were stolen from their tribes and areas, some were also sold by the tribes too
    Probably deceived

  • Hawaii 5O
    Hawaii 5O 3 days ago

    Is this a Guinea Bissau add? :P

  • ayana belk
    ayana belk 4 days ago

    I really relate to the KC dude. He better rep our city!!

  • Immex1996
    Immex1996 4 days ago

    The monkey tribe

    VYLER GIZHIGAAT 4 days ago

    Dont let people have ur DNA !!! It's all a big conspiracy the government compiles data on DNA so they can understand how to better kill us via methods of pharmaceuticals etc.

  • Anntonette Thompson
    Anntonette Thompson 4 days ago

    For what these poeple had done to us we should be getting these test free..but no still making money from our pain.

  • JJF
    JJF 4 days ago +45

    Are we just gonna ignore the uncle that texted back he’s from Wakanda? 🤣

  • Jacob Stringfellow
    Jacob Stringfellow 4 days ago


  • Jeff Morse
    Jeff Morse 4 days ago +2

    Kwesi with his foolish comment about "Do white people have to do this because of slavery?". Yes, many of us have no idea who our ancestors were after 300 years or more. Many were poor illiterate people brought over as indentured servants. He's such an arrogant jerk.

  • ExploreWithChar
    ExploreWithChar 4 days ago

    Anybody from Ivory Coast. My great grand aunt told me her great grandmother came from there. I wish I could find out so much more!

  • かわいいkitty
    かわいいkitty 4 days ago

    Stop this!

  • Ouma Miya
    Ouma Miya 4 days ago +1

    Mmm hope your ready lols im in South Africa. We have different cultures in SA, we perform rituals to our ancestors, just to say thank you for the blessings. And this is just a beginning. Hope ur ready

  • Kalifa Manjang
    Kalifa Manjang 4 days ago

    The "Jolas" are not only found in Guinea bissau, they are found also in The Gambia and a
    Predominantly in Senegal. The mandinkas are not griot. Griot is not tribe, its a cast. I guess most people understand the cast system. The mandinka griots are called "jali" they have many important traditional roles in the ancient ( during the days of the " Mali" and " Kaabu" empire) mandinka society. These roles are very much carried now to this day (historians , entertainment etc). The "wollof" tribe have their cast of griots called "gewel". They also serve the same role . I think the lady should have done some little research 😁. I know this because i am born and raised in west Africa. I am also a mandinka. Wakanda forever😎.

  • Mariama Kamara
    Mariama Kamara 4 days ago

    oh my brothers and sister

  • Mariama Kamara
    Mariama Kamara 4 days ago

    Sierra Leone wlc my brother 😆

  • idontwant2usemyname
    idontwant2usemyname 4 days ago

    Yes guy in the intro was pretty good looking but I'm already married and I've already had kids with who I'm married to so I'll leave him to the rest of you ladies

  • Maddy Collier
    Maddy Collier 4 days ago

    3:19 - to answer his question, yes, my half of my personal ancestry were convicts brought to Australia as slaves I guess. But its so cool to see the representation of black ancestry! I feel their pain lmao

  • Brazy Cinco
    Brazy Cinco 4 days ago +5

    If I were an America with the privilege of discovering my origin, I'd chose a last name to use from that country. No pride in walking around with a slave master's name

  • Mercy Chepi
    Mercy Chepi 4 days ago +5

    I'm so glad I was born in Africa. I know exactly where I came from and my tribe and language despite being raised in America. Most people don't know that

  • Kadijah Kamara
    Kadijah Kamara 4 days ago

    I’m a first generation Kamara to parents that are Sierra Leonean and my mother’s family is from the Limba and Temne tribe🇸🇱💕

  • Nwiger Lesser
    Nwiger Lesser 4 days ago

    Ask your heart and your soul will tell you the truth about yourself. As for me I think all blacks are from Africa simply has that. Don't let whites to confuses you the reson for that because whites they know what you have in Africa it's something bigger than them go and get it and show the world. God bless!

  • Blood in the Water
    Blood in the Water 4 days ago


  • Hanan Awell
    Hanan Awell 4 days ago

    Omg 3:15 had me😂

  • gigi garvin
    gigi garvin 5 days ago

    I feel like she reveals that everyone is from Guinea Bissau which I’ve never heard of... I have friends from all over west Africa but not one from Guinea Bissau... 🤔

    • Braima Samati
      Braima Samati 4 days ago

      gigi garvin I am so sorry to hear that Gigi. I wouldn’t have mentioned anything if I knew. My apologies. But you will definitely know some of your families origin. You would know where you and your mother from if you do it yourself. I do hope you can do it. I am curious lol maybe you are Mandinga as well and from Guinea Bissau. But let me know what your fathers dna is 🤞

    • gigi garvin
      gigi garvin 4 days ago

      Braima Samati well my mother passed away last summer so she can’t take it. I’m hoping that the results reveal more of his African Ancestry rather than the “white land”

    • Braima Samati
      Braima Samati 4 days ago

      gigi garvin thats ok, you will get to know where some of your family line are from. When your father take it will show that you somehow from the whiteland like Portuguese etc. but you should take it from the mother line to understand it fully. Yeah Guinea Bissau so very small like less than 2 million. Ghanaian resist being enslaved but people from Guinea Bissau are more like F*** it im out that’s why you see most slaves are from Guinea Bissau. Even today that still happening in guinea bissau.

    • gigi garvin
      gigi garvin 4 days ago

      Braima Samati Yeah 🤦🏾‍♀️ I’m waiting on my results and I let my dad take the test! Kinda wishing I would’ve taken it but either way I’ll get around to taking it as well. I just wonder how all these people are from Guinea Bissau but I haven’t heard Ghana as of yet!??

    • Braima Samati
      Braima Samati 4 days ago +1

      gigi garvin now you have me lol

  • Phoxy Nevaeh St. James

    I need to take this test

  • Felix Henson
    Felix Henson 5 days ago


  • Ayesha Tukur
    Ayesha Tukur 5 days ago

    What is nomans! How come I don’t know about them

  • Sierra Porch
    Sierra Porch 5 days ago +9

    I've cried before because I don't know what I am. It was stolen before I even ever understood the intensity that I wanted to know who I am.

  • Chealsey Kamara
    Chealsey Kamara 5 days ago +15

    Yo she pronounced everything wrong and my mom was like you see what slavery did people can’t even pronounce their own tribe

    • Jp Turner
      Jp Turner 2 days ago

      Slavery 200 years ago made her incapable of researching the pronunciation? Lol..

  • Anna W
    Anna W 5 days ago

    How come all of they ancestry come from the same 2 countries? It seems like the reference genome database that is used has overpresentation of Guinean and Sierra Leonian dna, or something else is not quite right.

  • Vic
    Vic 5 days ago

    This has to be a parody. There’s no way they were being serious

  • Derrick Kirwa
    Derrick Kirwa 5 days ago

    Africa is extremely diverse, the transatlantic slave tease wasn’t the only major event that happened where DNA was spread

  • Na mens
    Na mens 5 days ago

    Kwesi is a Ghanaian name. A male born on Sunday in the Akan tribe is called Kwesi. I wonder how Kwesi James didn't have any Ghanaian DNA.

  • Borsalino Kizaru
    Borsalino Kizaru 5 days ago

    Balanta Fulani from Guinea Bissau found a brother. Haha

  • Eric Lehman
    Eric Lehman 5 days ago

    I'm not trying to confuse the DCAU with real life. However, I once heard that 16 percent of the slaves were from Ghana. That's really cool to find this out. I'm a white man, but I constantly wonder what part of Africa black people come from. To see this is really interesting.

  • Girish Kumar
    Girish Kumar 5 days ago +6

    In next episode.. Black americans find which European family enslaved theirs.

  • Adey Marcano
    Adey Marcano 5 days ago

    I’m Nigerian and Trinidadian and I would love to do this dna test

  • Des_Dillinger
    Des_Dillinger 5 days ago

    I’d love to do this

  • Florence Zubeda Borowsky

    I feel for all this black Americans I hate when I see white Americans treat them bad, but my problem is the black Americans are racist to original black Africans that’s not cool coz we love them and we take them like our own I met with she was arrogant she told me she’s not African and she was more black than me I mean black

  • Willy -D
    Willy -D 6 days ago

    Why wouldn't you look at all the branches instead of just the moms, you could always place more weight on the mother's DNA but it would be nice to see the full picture.

  • Jayk K
    Jayk K 6 days ago

    Resistent to other words, didn't sell their own people or captured prisoners of war.

  • Whenthestarssettle
    Whenthestarssettle 6 days ago +1

    I’m white, but even I get so excited seeing videos like this. It must be so much more exciting for you guys! I hope more of ya’ll get the chances to learn your ancestry and have this connection!

  • Benjamin Nwosu
    Benjamin Nwosu 6 days ago

    I am African American but my dad is Nigerian and my mom is from trinidad

  • Juwaiyria LND
    Juwaiyria LND 6 days ago +1

    The jola are from Senegal !! All those informations are partly false! The guy in yellow he’s from Senegal or Mali Mande is mandinka oh my god !

  • Cjfjdjdd
    Cjfjdjdd 6 days ago

    I’m okay when black people say they are American but i hate it when they deny the fact that they have any trace in Africa as if its an insult🙄

    JAY KRISSY 6 days ago +9

    You uncle is a G yow with that answer....WAKANDA!!!!!!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • 6 henny
    6 henny 6 days ago

    Lol they think all black people came from

    • Sunny Unicorn
      Sunny Unicorn 4 days ago

      I mean a majority of them did so...
      Although I didn't so I get what you mean

  • Madi Mikay
    Madi Mikay 6 days ago

    Me: Wow I'd love to try this!!
    *checks the price*
    Me: Lmao nevermind.

  • Claudia
    Claudia 6 days ago

    Kwesi... I will have your babies.

  • Brealaja Barber
    Brealaja Barber 6 days ago

    They are just taking your dna for money they don’t have your ancestors direct dna sample so they are just lying and taking your money and selling your dna so please stop doing these tests