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Guineans in France
Total population
55,000 [1]
Regions with significant populations
French, Mandinka, Fula
Christianity, Sunni Islam
Related ethnic groups
Black people in France, Afro-French, Senegalese people in France, Bissau-Guineans in France, Malians in France, Ivorians in France, Liberians in France, Sierra Leoneans in France

Guineans in France consist of migrants from Guinea and their descendants living and working in France.


During the 1960s, Black Africans began to immigrate to France in large numbers. These immigrants mostly came from the Senegal Valley ( Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea) and were composed mainly of male workers. [2] By the 1970s, the population of Guineans in France had more than doubled due to immigration laws permitting family reunifications. The growth of this population slowed significantly during the 1990s, but has increased in the 21st century, with immigrants now increasingly settling outside the Île-de-France in cities like Lyon or Marseille.

Notable people


  1. ^ "Expatriés guinéens par âge France".
  2. ^ "L'immigration africaine en France : regards des autres et repli sur soi" (PDF). Retrieved 17 September 2017.