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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Why does Brazil has so many white and black people ?

Aren't the people of Latin America supposed to be a brown race ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Brazil is an ethnically diverse nation. There are whites of European descent, blacks of African descent, as well as people of mixed European and indigenous ancestry, people of black and indigenous mixed ancestry, people of white and black mixed ancestry, and people of many other different backgrounds as well. There are people of East Asian descent, people who trace their ancestry back to Arabia or North Africa, and pretty much everything in between. But the largest single ethnic groups would be white, black, and white or black mixed with indigenous. 

    Europeans began settling in Brazil hundreds of years ago, and the number of black Africans transported to Brazil and the Caribbean dwarfed the number sent to North America. 

  • 1 month ago

    Portugal was settle by Celtic people the reason the have darker skin is immgrartion of Moors and Africans cross breeding with Brazil first people 

    For the longest time Hispanics have been classified in censuses as being white 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The people of Latin America consist of every race under the sun, from white, to black, to indigenous, to Asian, and everything in between.  Brazil has a large black population because they were a major hub for slavery.  In fact, most of the slaves transported during the Atlantic slave trade went to Brazil.  Their descendants still live there to this day.  Like the US and other countries, Brazil also has a large white population due to European immigration.  There's also a large Native American population.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It is very similar to the US. Why are there so many black people and white people in the US compared to the Native Americans. The Portuguese  colonized Brazil and decimated the local population. They then began importing slaves from Africa. About 40% of all the slaves that came to the New World were sent to Brazil establishing the black population.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Most of S America is populated by people from elsewhere, just like the US in fact.

  • 1 month ago

    Many europeans immigrated to Brazil (and everywhere else in the americas) and many africans were taken there. 

    What do you mean by "brown race"? Mixed? then yeah, many people are mixed too... where you're from, they don't teach in school the colonization of the americas ?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Slaves and immigrants – obvs.

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