Latin American European Diaspora

Latin American European Diaspora

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#1 May 22, 2013

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The Faces of White Mexicans / Los rostros de los mexicanos Blancos - Criol

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#2 May 22, 2013
German Brazil

A German Brazilian (German: Deutschbrasilianer, Portuguese: teuto-brasileiro or germano-brasileiro) is a Brazilian person of ethnic German ancestry or origin. Although there are German Brazilians in many parts of Brazil, they live mostly in the Southern part of the country, comprising the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná and Santa Catarina.

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#3 May 22, 2013
Immigration to Argentina [edit]

Main article: Immigration to Argentina

European settlement

As with other areas of new settlement such as Canada, Australia, and the United States, Argentina is considered a country of immigrants.[18] Most Argentines are descended from colonial-era settlers and of the 19th and 20th century immigrants from Europe. An estimated 8% of the population is Mestizo, and a further 4% of Argentines are of Arab or Asian heritage.[3] In the last national census, based on self-identification, 600,000 Argentines (1.6% of the population) declared to be Amerindians[17] Most of the 6.2 million European immigrants arriving between 1850 and 1950, regardless of origin, settled in several regions of the country. Due to this large-scale European immigration, Argentina's population more than doubled. Argentina was second only to the United States in the number of European immigrants received.

Immigrant population in Argentina (1869–1991)

The majority of these European immigrants came from Italy, Spain, Germany, Wales, Poland, Croatia, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Norway and several other regions.

Italian population in Argentina arrived mainly from the northern Italian regions varying between Piedmont, Veneto and Lombardy, later from Campania and Calabria;[20] Many Argentines have the gentilic of an Italian city, place, street or occupation of the immigrant as last name, many of them were not necessarily born Italians, but once they did the roles of immigration in Italy the name usually changed.

Spanish immigrants were mainly Galicians and Basques.[21][22] Millions of immigrants also came from France (notably Béarn and the Northern Basque Country), Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Finland, Russia and the United Kingdom.[23]

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#4 May 22, 2013
Mexicans of European descent

See also: White-Mexican

A group of Mexicans are considered to be of entirely European heritage, many of these are the descendants of the Spanish colonial population called criollo mainly in northeastern Mexico, northwestern Mexico and the state of Jalisco. However, other immigrants arrived during the Second Mexican Empire (mostly French) and during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, mostly from Italy, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany.[13][77] White Americans, Croats, Armenians, Greeks, Germans, Polish, Romanians, Russians and Ashkenazi Jews,[77] along with many Spanish refugees fleeing the Spanish Civil War of 1937 who also immigrated seeking asylum or better economic prospects.[78]

The European Jewish immigrants joined the Sephardic community that lived in Mexico since colonial times, though many lived as Crypto-Jews, mostly in the northern states of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas.[79]

Some communities of European immigrants have remained isolated from the rest of the general population since their arrival, amongst them the Dutch Mennonites of Chihuahua and Durango,[80] the Venetos of Chipilo, Puebla, which have retained their original languages.[81]

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#5 May 23, 2013
Uruguay - 88% of the population or 3,074,000, the rest have various levels of European descent.[113]

Uruguayans are of predominantly European origin; an estimated 88% of the population is of European descent.

Most Uruguayans of European ancestry are descendants of 19th and 20th century immigrants from Spain and Italy (about one-quarter of the population is of Italian origin)[10] and, to a much lesser degree, from France and Britain.[8] Earlier settlers had migrated from Argentina and Paraguay.[8] Few direct descendants of Uruguay's indigenous peoples remain, and mestizos account for less than one-tenth of the population.[8] People of African descent make up an even smaller proportion of the total.[8]


#6 May 23, 2013
I don't see what this has to do with the "African" American forum.

If it was about Afro-Brazilians I would understand, but this LOL, no!


#7 May 23, 2013
3. diaspora
a. A dispersion of a people from their original homeland.
b. The community formed by such a people: "the glutinous dish known throughout the [West African] diaspora as ... fufu" (Jonell Nash).

Hence, Afro-Brazilero!!!!

You folks freely moved elsewhere. Try to see the differences.

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#8 May 23, 2013
Almoravid wrote:
I don't see what this has to do with the "African" American forum.
If it was about Afro-Brazilians I would understand, but this LOL, no!
Three choices:

1. Ignore
2. Report
3. Disrupt

This is of course OK by you.
Mr Judge

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#9 Aug 15, 2013
Interesting thread.

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#10 Aug 15, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
White Argentina / Argentina Blanca
The Faces of White Mexicans / Los rostros de los mexicanos Blancos - Criol
Why are you posting that ish on this forum???
General Pancho Salazar

Harrisburg, PA

#11 Aug 15, 2013
Mystery Solver wrote:
<quoted text>
Why are you posting that ish on this forum???
In response to all the racist tripe you post against Latinos I guess.

Fort Worth, TX

#12 Aug 16, 2013
Very nice dude. It's nice to see more exposure of white Hispanics and Latinos. People tend to forget that not every Hispanic is a Mestizo or mixed race.
Hubert the Historian

Harrisburg, PA

#13 Aug 17, 2013
Brazilian German

The mutually comprehensible German-based dialects spoken by German Brazilians together form a significant minority language in Brazil. They are particularly strong in the country's South and Southeast Regions. Brazilian German is strongly influenced by Portuguese and to a lesser extent by Italian dialects and indigenous languages.

German speakers from Germany, Switzerland and Austria made up the largest group of immigrants after Portuguese and Italian speakers. They tended to preserve their language longer than the speakers of Italian, which is closer to Portuguese. Consequently, German was the second most common family language in Brazil as of the 1940 census. However, even in areas that are still dominated by German speakers, most are bilingual. Today, German is increasingly cultivated as a cultural heritage, and several municipalities have given co-official status with Brazilian Portuguese to one Brazilian variant of it or another recently.

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#14 Aug 17, 2013
There have always been white people in South America since Spanish conquerors came there. We already knew Argentina is mostly white. As far as MESTIZO hispanics go they have 60 percent white in them/ 40 percent native american.
Hubert the Historian

Harrisburg, PA

#15 Aug 17, 2013
English Argentines

English immigration
English settlers arrived in Buenos Aires in 1806 (then a Spanish colony) in small numbers, mostly as businessmen, when Argentina was an emerging nation and the settlers were welcomed for the stability they brought to commercial life. As the 19th century progressed more English families arrived, and many bought land to develop the potential of the Argentine pampas for the large-scale growing of crops. The English founded banks, developed the export trade in crops and animal products and imported the luxuries that the growing Argentine middle classes sought.[4]

As well as those who went to Argentina as industrialists and major landowners, others went as railway engineers, civil engineers and to work in banking and commerce.[2] Others went to become whalers, missionaries and simply to seek out a future. English families sent second and younger sons, or what were described as the black sheep of the family, to Argentina to make their fortunes in cattle and wheat. English settlers introduced football to Argentina.[3] Some English families owned sugar plantations.[2
Notable English Argentines
- President of Argentina from December 10, 1983, to July 8, 1989. His mother, Ana María Foulkes, was of English origin.
Carlos Babington - former footballer. Known as "El Inglés" (The Englishman).
Susan Barrantes - born Susan Mary Wright, was the mother of Sarah, Duchess of York and the maternal grandmother of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York. Susan was a British citizen who was born and raised in England and only tangentially connected with Argentina through her second Argentine husband, who was not the father of Sarah Ferguson.
Hilda Bernard - actress
Jorge Luis Borges - author and poet; his grandmother was of English origin.
Eduardo Bradley - aviator.
Lucas Bridges - author and explorer.
Hector Cuper - football manager
Donald Forrester - cricketer.
John Godwin - Sub-Lieutenant in the British Royal Naval Reserve in World War II. Joined 14 (Arctic) Commando and was lost on Operation Checkpoint.
Andrew Graham-Yooll - author, currently works for Perfil.
Soto Grimshaw - naturalist and explorer.
Diego Hartfield - tennis player.
Juan Enrique Hayes - football player.
Leonardo Henrichsen - Photojournalist.
Mariano Hood - tennis player.
Juan Carlos Howard - tango pianist and composer.
Olivia Hussey - actress best known for her role as Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film version of Romeo and Juliet.
Francisco Moreno - explorer and geographer. His mother, Juana Thwaites, was of English descent.
Edward Robert Morgan - Rugby union player. Former captain of the national team.[citation needed]
Isaac Newell - founder or Newell's Old Boys football club.
Olga Casares Pearson - actress.
Carlos Pellegrini - President of Argentina from 6 August 1890 to 12 October 1892. His mother, María Bevans Bright, was of English origin.
Julio Porter - screenwriter and film director, known for being one of the most prolific screenwriters and film directors in the history of the Cinema of Argentina.
Jorge Pullin - physicist.
Collier Twentyman Smithers - was a portrait, figure and rustic painter.
René Strickler - actor.
Maria Elena Walsh - children's literature writer and singer.
Eduardo Wilde - physician, politician and writer.
Amancio Williams - architect.
The commanding officer of the Argentine troops that invaded the Malvinas/Falklands in 1982 and replaced the British administration there was Argentine Admiral Carlos Büsser, who had English ancestors.
Grim Reaper

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#16 Aug 17, 2013
Nationality: Chilean Major ethnic: European and Mestizo 95.4%[3] Minor ethnic: Mapuche 4%, other indigenous groups 0.6%(2002 census

The Spaniard was actually the only relevant among European immigration to Chile,[16] since there was never a massive immigration, as happened in neighboring nations such as Argentina or Uruguay... Facts about the amount of the flow of immigration do not coincide with certain national chauvinistic discourse, in which Chile, like Argentina or Uruguay, would have been constituted due to immigration in one of the "white" Latin American countries, in contrast to what prevails in the rest of the continent.[17]

Between 1851 and 1924 Chile only received the 0.5% of the European immigration flow to Latin America, against 46% of Argentina, 33% of Brazil, 14% of Cuba, and 4% of Uruguay.[16]

This was because most of the migration occurred across the Atlantic, not the Pacific, and that this migration occurred mostly before the construction of the Panama Canal.[16] Also, Europeans preferred to stay in countries closer to their homelands instead of taking that long tour across the Straits of Magellan or crossing the Andes.[16] In 1907, European-born reached a top of 2.2% of Chilean population,[20] it down to 1.9% in 1920,[21] and 1.6% in 1930.[22]

The largest contingent of people to have arrived in post-independence Chile came from Spain and the Basque country, a region divided between northern Spain and southern France. Estimates of the number Chileans who have one or two surnames from Basque origin ranges from 10%(1,600,000) to as high as 20%(3,200,000).[23][24][25][26 ][27][28][29]

Note that this phenomenon occurs not only in Chile, but also in every Autonomous Community of Spain,[30] as well as in other Latin American countries one can see that a substantial portion of their populations have one or two surnames of Basque or Navarre origin....

Chile's various waves of non-Spanish immigrants include Italians, Irish, French, Greeks, Germans, English, Scots, Croats, and Poles.

In 1848 an important and substantial German immigration took place, laying the foundation for the German-Chilean community.[38][39] Sponsored by the Chilean government for the colonization of the southern region, the Germans (including German-speaking Swiss, Silesians, Alsatians and Austrians), strongly influenced the cultural and racial composition of the southern provinces of Chile. It is difficult to count the number of descendants of Germans in Chile, given the great amount of time. Because many areas of southern Chile were sparsely populated, the traces of German immigration that are quite noticeable. An independent estimate calculates that about 500,000 Chileans could be descendants of German immigrants.[40]

Other historically significant immigrant groups included Croats, whose descendants today are estimated at 380,000 persons, or 2.4% of the Chilean population[41][42] Some authors claim that close to 4.6% of the Chilean population must have some Croatian ancestry.[43] Over 700,000 Chileans (4.5% of the Chilean population) may have British (English, Scottish or Welsh) forebears.[44] Chileans of Greek descent are estimated to number between 90,000 and 120,000;[45] most live in or near either Santiago or Antofagasta, and Chile is one of the five countries in the world most populated with descendants of Greeks.[46]

The descendants of Swiss immigrants add 90,000,[47] and it is estimated that about 5% of the Chilean population has some French ancestry.[48] Between 600.000 to 800.000 Chileans descend from Italian immigrants. Other groups of Europeans have followed but are found in smaller numbers, as the descendants of Austrians[49] and Dutchmen it is currently estimated at about 50,000.[50][51] Altogether, these immigrants with their descendants, they have transformed the country culturally, economically and politically

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

#17 Aug 18, 2013
Almoravid wrote:
3. diaspora
a. A dispersion of a people from their original homeland.
b. The community formed by such a people: "the glutinous dish known throughout the [West African] diaspora as ... fufu" (Jonell Nash).
Hence, Afro-Brazilero!!!!
You folks freely moved elsewhere. Try to see the differences.
Nah, ya retarded Yank hoodrat IVigger azz, if ya already try to sound smart, than @ least learn the basics. ;-) It's either 'Afro-Brazilian'(English) or 'afro(-)brasileiro'(Portuguese ). Just sayin', as a real Afro-BRA dude. ;-)
Grim Reaper

Harrisburg, PA

#18 Aug 18, 2013
Demographics of Paraguay

This article is about the demographic features of the population of Paraguay, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

Paraguay's population is distributed unevenly throughout the country. The vast majority of the people live in the eastern region, most within 160 kilometres (99 mi) of Asunción, the capital and largest city faces Argentina to the south and west. The Gran Chaco, which accounts for about 60% of the territory, is home to less than 2% of the population. The Paraguay government encouraged massive settlement of the vast Gran Chaco.

Ethnically, culturally, and socially, Paraguay has one of the most homogeneous populations in South America. About 95% of the people are mestizo (mixed Spanish and Guaraní Indian descent. Little trace is left of the original Guaraní culture except the language, which is spoken by 90% of the population. About 75% of all Paraguayans also speak Spanish. Guaraní and Spanish are official languages.

Other demographers contend the total "mostly white" percentage has grown in the last century as a result of European immigration and "whites" are now estimated at 20% or one-fifth of the country's population.[citation needed]

Not completely homogeneous, Paraguay has a history of other settlement esp. in the 20th century: Germans, the majority are Mennonites with long-reigned dictator Alfredo Stroessner himself of German ancestry, Japanese with Okinawans, Koreans, ethnic Chinese, Arabs, Ukrainians, Southern Europeans, Brazilians, and Argentines are among those who have settled in Paraguay. There are also an estimated 63,000 Afro-Paraguayans, or 1% of the population.[1]

European and Middle Eastern immigrants began making their way to Paraguay in the decades following the Paraguayan War (1870 onward), in which aftermath only 28,000 men and 200,000 women had survived, the reason why Paraguay had since then a high rate of illegitimate births. The government pursued a pro-immigration policy in an effort to increase population.

Government records indicated that approximately 12,000 immigrants entered the port of Asunción between 1882 and 1907, of that total, almost 9,000 came from Italy, Germany, France, and Spain. Migrants also arrived from neighboring Spanish American countries, especially Argentina.
Alejandro Conejo Cantando

Harrisburg, PA

#19 Aug 21, 2013
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#21 Aug 24, 2013
Polish immigrants began arriving in Brazil in the late 19th century, but their numbers really increased in the 1920s. The Brazilian State of Paraná is a dominantly Polish area in Brazil.[citation needed] The Polish immigrants brought native folk music and dance music to Brazil such as mazurka (in Polish mazurek) and polonaise.[citation needed] In addition to the musical elements of the Polish culture, immigrants also brought customs, manners, and styles of clothing.[citation needed] Polish culture has also had an impact on aspects of the cuisine and architecture of Brazil.[citation needed]

Poles live in Guarapuava, Curitiba, Campo Largo, Contenda, Araucária, Lapa S&#259;o Mateus do Sul, and Irati.[citation needed] With the immigrants there was an increase in employment on planted lands with the use of new tools, like the plow, the grille, and the sickle.[citation needed] There was the introduction of new types of jobs and professions, like blacksmith, carpenter, joiner and tailor.[citation needed] The immigrants work helped a lot on the economic growth in Paraná and renovated Paraná's social structure.

Polish culture in Brazil[edit source | editbeta]

The State of Paraná still remains a strong influence from the Polish culture. Many small towns have a majority of Polish-descendants and the Polish language is spoken by some of them, although nowadays most Polish Brazilians only speak Portuguese. The city of Curitiba has the second largest Polish diaspora in the world (after Chicago) and Polish music, dishes and culture are quite common in the region.

Polish communities[edit source | editbeta]

Polish old architecture in Curitiba.

A Polish old-style house in Paraná.
After the proclamation of the Republic, the Brazilian government practically opened the doors of the country to immigration. In the first years of the Republic, the greatest immigration to Brazil occurred. The Polish appeared in the statistics in significant numbers. This period was known in Poland as "Brazilian fever". Important Polish communities appeared in several Brazilian states:

Paraná: Eufrosina, Rio Claro, São Mateus, Santa Bárbara, Prudentópolis, Ivaí, Apucarana (now Cândido de Abreu), Castro, Piraí do Sul, Palmeira, Cruz Machado, Guarapuava, Irati, Curitiba and others.
Santa Catarina: Lucena (current Itaiópolis), Rio Vermelho, Massaranduba, Grã-Pará, Nova Galícia, Brusque and others.
Rio Grande do Sul: Alfredo Chaves (now Veranópolis), Antônio Prado, Bento Gonçalves, Dom Feliciano, Mariana Pimentel, Ijuí, Guaraní das Missões,Áurea, Gaurama, Jaguari, Erechim, and others.
São Paulo: São Bernardo, Pariquera-açu, City of São Paulo, and others.
Espírito Santo:Águia Branca, Santa Leopoldina, and others.

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