Black people

is a term usually referring to a racial group of humans with a dark skin color, but the term has also been used to categorise a number of diverse populations into one common group. Some definitions of the term include only people of relatively recent Sub Saharan African descent (see African diaspora), while others extend the term to any of the populations characterized by dark skin color, a definition that also includes certain populations in Oceania, Southeast Asia, [1][2] southern South Asia, [3] and the southern Middle East[4].