How did the West African slave traders obtain the slaves they sold to European?

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they captured them in war
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How did slave traders obtain slaves?

West Africans from the central and western parts of the continentwere sold by other West Africans to the western european slavetraders, or the Europeans would capture them the

How were the slaves sold to colonists usually obtained by west African slave traders?

Although it is not generally known, slavery was and had beenubiquitous in Africa for centuries. The slaves sold tocross-Atlantic slave traders (although the numbers were admit