Panama - Ethnic groups



Panama Ethnic Groups 1638
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The racial and cultural composition of Panama is highly diverse. According to recent estimates, some 70% of the inhabitants are mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) or mulatto (mixed white and black); 14% are Amerindian and mixed (West Indian); 10% are white (mostly Europeans); and 6% are Amerindian. There is also a Chinese community of about 100,000. About 100,000 Amerindians live in isolation in eastern Panama and on the San Blas Islands.

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