White Latin Americans

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White Latin Americans, or European Latin Americans, are Latin Americans who are considered white, typically due to European descent. Latin American countries have often tolerated interethnic marriage since the beginning of the colonial period.[25][26][27]

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White Latin Americans
Total population
178.6 million – 219.4 million[1][2]
31.8 – 40.0% of Latin American population
  • Figures exclude French, Dutch, and English-speaking areas of the Americas
Regions with significant populations
Flag_of_Brazil.svg Brazil99M[3]
Flag_of_Mexico.svg Mexico11.7M–56M[4][5][6][7][8]
Flag_of_Argentina.svg Argentina30M–38M[2][9]
Flag_of_Colombia.svg Colombia8.4M–18M[2][10]
Flag_of_Venezuela.svg Venezuela4.1M–13M[2][11][12]
Flag_of_Chile.svg Chile8M[2]
Flag_of_Cuba.svg Cuba4.1M– 7.16M[2][13]
Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg Costa Rica3.3M[2]
Flag_of_Uruguay.svg Uruguay2.9M[14]
Flag_of_Peru.svg Peru1.3M[15]
Flag_of_Paraguay.svg Paraguay1.1M–2.1M[16]
Flag_of_Puerto_Rico.svg Puerto Rico0.56M[17]
Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic.svg Dominican Republic1.2M– 1.6M[2][18]
Flag_of_Ecuador.svg Ecuador1.3M[2]
Bandera_de_Bolivia_%28Estado%29.svg Bolivia1.2M[2]
Flag_of_El_Salvador.svg El Salvador0.812M[19]
Flag_of_Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua0.71M[2][20]
Flag_of_Guatemala.svg Guatemala0.455M[2]
Flag_of_Panama.svg Panama0.366M[21]
Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras0.09M[22]
Major languages
Spanish and Portuguese
Minor languages
Italian, French, English, German, Dutch, and other languages[23]
Predominantly Christian (mainly Roman Catholics, with a minority of Protestants),[24] Judaism
Related ethnic groups
Mestizos, Spaniards, Portuguese, French, Italians, Romanians, British, Irish, Germans, Danes, Norwegians, Dutch, Belgians, Swedes, Poles, Ukrainians, Russians, Croats, Swiss, Hungarians, Greeks, Jews, Arabs, Armenians

Direct descendants of European settlers who arrived in the Americas during the colonial and post-colonial periods can be found throughout Latin America. Most immigrants who settled the region for the past five centuries were Spanish and Portuguese; after independence, the most numerous non-Iberian immigrants were French, Italians, and Germans, followed by other Europeans as well as West Asians (such as Levantine Arabs and Armenians).[28][29][30]

Composing from 33% of the population as of 2010, according to some sources,[1][2][31] White Latin Americans constitute the second largest racial-ethnic group after mixed race people in the region. White is the self-identification of many Latin Americans in some national censuses. According to a survey conducted by Cohesión Social in Latin America, conducted on a sample of 10,000 people from seven countries of the region, 34% of those interviewed identified themselves as white.[32]