They were traded by the Ducht who were in need of provisions. You can look high and low and never find the word neger. However, you can find Negus, which means people of royalty.
sort by best latest
You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.
I thank you for you comment and the information provided. hower, that does not justify identifying people as slaves stolen/kidnapped from their homes.