'Slavery @ the Cape'
Historical demography:
population size and distribution of the slaves at Cape of Good Hope

Number and Origin of Slaves @ the Cape of Good Hope:
composition of the Cape Dutch slave society in 1700
 

Source: Frank R  BRADLOW and Margaret CAIRNS : “THE EARLY CAPE MUSLIMS”, page 102
Country of origin Number Percentage
India[including Bangladesh] 1195 36.40
Indonesia/Batavia 1033 31.47
Africa 875 26.65
Sri Lanka/Ceylon 102 3.10
Malaya 16 0.49
Mauritius 6 0.18
Unidentified  56 1.71
Total 3283

 
Source: Ebrahim M MAHIDA : “…MUSLIMS IN SOUTH AFRICA : A CHRONOLOGY” , page 5
Country of origin Number Percentage
India 653 50.38
Indonesia/Batavia 189 14.58
Sri Lanka/Ceylon 20 1.54
Malaysia 4 0.32
Indo-China 1 0.08
Japan 1 0.08
Madagascar 397 30.63
Cape of Good Hope 10 0.77
Unidentified 21 1.62
Total 1296
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