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Chinatowns in Latin America Jesse Russell

Chinatowns in Latin America

Jesse Russell

Published May 5th 2012
ISBN : 9785510769562
Paperback
64 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Chinatowns in Latin America (Spanish: barrios chinos, singular barrio chino / Portuguese: bairros chineses, singular bairro chin s) developed with the rise of Chinese immigration in the 19th century toMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Chinatowns in Latin America (Spanish: barrios chinos, singular barrio chino / Portuguese: bairros chineses, singular bairro chin s) developed with the rise of Chinese immigration in the 19th century to various countries in Latin America as contract laborers (i.e., indentured servants) in agricultural and fishing industries. Most came from Guangdong Province. Since the 1970s, the new arrivals have typically hailed from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Latin American Chinatowns may include the descendants of original migrants - often of mixed Chinese and Latino parentage - and more recent immigrants from East Asia. Most Asian Latin Americans are of Cantonese and Hakka origin. Estimates widely vary on the number of Chinese Descendants in Latin America but it is at least 1.4 million and likely much greater than this.