Demographics of Brazil population
Historically Brazil’s population has always experienced interracial
marriages, racial miscegenation and an assimilation of cultures,
perhaps moreso than anywhere else in the world. Yet despite this,
Brazil language by large, remains Portuguese.
As a consequence,
the population of Brazil is very diverse, comprising many races
and ethnic groups that can be traced back to four main sources
of migration that include Amerindians, Europeans,
Asian people and African people, - the large number of African
slaves imported to Brazil during the slave trade years included,
Angola, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast.
While in the early days of colonization such groups comprised of
those mentioned above, People of Portuguese, Spanish, Italian,
Jewish, German, Syrian, Japanese and Lebanese ethnicity also
settled in Brazil - especially in the Southern parts.
Facts about the population of Brazil
From 1872, Brazil has conducted a population census and these
records help to show that in terms of its size and people, Brazil
is by far the largest country in South America, having nearly
half of the continent's area and people:
Worldwide, Brasil is ranked fifth in both land area and
the size of its population, which is as diverse as it is large
Approximately 54 percent (95 million) of the Brazilian
population are mainly of European origin, descendants of
immigrants who traveled to Brasil's shores
More than 45 percent (80 million) of Brazil population
are black or of mixed-race, a legacy of the African slave
Less than 1 percent (700,000) are from indigenous groups,
mostly indigenous Indian people within the Amazon rainforest
A smaller percentage of the population of Brazil, - including
Asians, Japanese and Arab people live in the larger Brazilian
Whether in the North, South, or Northeast Brazil, the vast majority
of the Brazilian population inhabit the coastal side of the country
while the interior of the country is sparsely populated, with the
indigenous population concentrated near the Amazon River Basin.
Do make a point of getting to the Amazon river before you return from your Brazil travel northeast.
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