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Based on DNA studies, an estimated 80 percent of African Americans (about 35 million) could have some Igbo or Hausa ancestry.
Therefore, 60 percent of them, according to historian Douglas B. In terms of religion the Nigerian community is split, with the majority of Nigerians practicing Christianity (61%) and many others following Islam (37%) and other religions (2%).
Obasanjo's efforts have met with mixed results, as some potential migrants consider Nigeria's socio-economic situation still unstable.
Famous Nigerian Americans in education include Professor Jacob Olupona, a member of the faculty at Harvard College of Arts and Sciences as well as Harvard Divinity School.
Silk (called tsamiya in Hausa, sanyan in Yoruba, akpa-obubu in Igbo, and sapar ubele in Edo) is also used.
which has been selling its Dutch wax print fabric to Nigerians since the late 1800s, when the fabric was sold along the company's oceanic trading route to Indonesia.
This is 23% of all Nigerian migrants, the most of any destination country.
Nigerian migrants represent 0.5% of all migrants in the US, the 32nd highest of all US source countries.
This exodus contributed to a "brain-drain" of Nigeria's intellectual resources to the detriment of its future.
Since the advent of multi-party democracy in March 1999, the former Nigerian head-of-state Olusegun Obasanjo has made numerous appeals, especially to young Nigerian professionals in the United States, to return to Nigeria to help in its rebuilding effort.
Like Americans of other origins, at this point most African Americans have ancestors of a variety of ethnic backgrounds.