Paraguay - Ethnic groups

According to estimates reported in 1998, some 95% of the population is mestizo, principally a mixture of Spanish and Guaraní Amerindian. The others are pure Amerindian (1–3%), black, or of European or Asian immigrant stock. However, another estimate puts mestizos at 76% and Europeans at 20%. During the late 1950s, Japanese settlement began in the region between Encarnación and Caazapá. Korean settlement began in 1966.

The Guaraní Amerindians, belonging to the Tupi-Guaraní linguistic group, had spread throughout a large area of South America east of the Andes before the Spaniards arrived. Within Paraguay, extensive intermarriage between the races resulted in almost complete assimilation.

User Contributions:

Report this comment as inappropriate
May 13, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
The article that you left to help the public was very helpful. It helped me alot on my Spanish 2 project about Paraguay! Thank you very much!!!
Report this comment as inappropriate
Apr 28, 2011 @ 10:22 pm
The article needs more, but it was very helpful with my Spanish Power Point on Paraguay.
Report this comment as inappropriate
Sep 26, 2013 @ 8:20 pm
this really helped me with my project especially because its due tomorrow. Thanks!
Report this comment as inappropriate
Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:16 pm
This really helped me on my Social Studies project on Paraguay.thanks
Brady Sewell
Report this comment as inappropriate
Mar 27, 2014 @ 12:12 pm
This was an awesome page of info for school project
Report this comment as inappropriate
Oct 17, 2014 @ 6:06 am
I love this page it helped me on my 1000 word project on Paraguay.

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:


Paraguay forum