American actress, singer and dancer Zendaya Coleman has an African American and Dutch background. Her dad, Kazembe Ajamu, is Zimbabwean, while her mother, Claire Stoermer, is Dutch. The name Zendaya means “to give thanks” in the Shona language, which is common in Zimbabwe and Southern Zambia.
Zendaya Coleman’s background is she is an African American with a mixed blood of Dutch on her mother’s side. If based on ethnicity African Americans are seen to black but Zendaya Coleman, as seen has a fair complexion.