South African American

A South African American refers to a people who live in the United States and who originate from South Africa. There are 45,569 people today in the United States who claim South African ancestry. The majority were White South African, most being of European ancestry.

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Notable South African Americans
... footballer Colin Cowie, lifestyle guru Cliff Drysdale, tennis player David DeCastro, American football player Trevor Denman, thoroughbred race caller Arnold Vosloo ... games voice actor, born in a hospital in South Africa and raised in Boston ...

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