Enslaved Africans came primarily from a region stretching from the Senegal River in northern Africa to Angola in the south.
Europeans divided this stretch of land into five coasts:
Upper Guinea Coast: The area delineated by the Senegal and Gambia Rivers
Ivory (or Kwa Kwa or Windward) Coast: Central Liberia
Lower Guinea Coast: Divided into the Gold Coast on the west (Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana), the Slave Coast (Togo, Benin, and western Nigeria), and the Bight of Benin (Nigeria and...