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The majority of Uruguayans or their ancestors immigrated within the past five centuries, with the exception of the Native American population.
Europeans or whites[ edit ] Main articles: Similar to the demographics of Argentina, more recent immigrants from Europe, largely from Italy and France, arrived in the great migratory wave during the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Today, Uruguay's culture is influenced heavily by its European roots which is evident in its language, food, and other aspects of everyday life.
Indigenous peoples in Uruguay Up to 2. A census identified that 12, people in Uruguay were Amerindian descendants.
In Sinthia Pagano, M. Uruguayan Spanish and Languages of Uruguay Although Spanish is dominant, being the national language spoken by virtually all Uruguayans, Italian and French are also relevant. The audiovisual standard language is the Uruguayan Spanisha variety of Rioplatense Spanish.
Lunfardo is also spoken in Uruguay. Religion in Uruguay Uruguay has no official religion and church and state are separate.
Religious freedom is guaranteed. A survey had Roman Catholicism as the main religion, with There are several Protestant and Pentecostal denominations, together they represent the Culture[ edit ] Contemporary Uruguayan culture is diverse in its nature since the nation's population is one of multicultural origins.
The country has an impressive legacy of artistic and literary traditions, especially for its small size. The contribution of its alternating conquerors, Spain and Portugal, and diverse immigrants — Italians, French, Portuguese, Romanians, and Greeks, among others- has resulted in traditions that integrate this diversity with Amerindian and African elements.
Uruguay has centuries-old remains and fortresses of the colonial era. Its cities have a rich architectural heritage and an impressive number of writers, artists, and musicians. Candombe is the most important example of African influence by slaves.
Uruguayan idiosyncrasy is said to be of welcoming and warm people, outspoken and hardworking. They place high value on education, family and friends.
The most distinctive ones are tangomurgaa form of musical theater, and candombean Afro-Uruguayan type of music which occur yearly during the Carnival period. There is also milongaa folk guitar and song form deriving from Spanish traditions and related to similar forms found in many Hispanic-American countries.
The group Los Shakers, which was a rendition of The Beatles deserve a special mention as the band that kickstarted the Uruguayan rock scene. In Oceania, emigration is mainly to Australiaand to a lesser extent, New Zealand.Perhaps the biggest surprise in Uruguay's ethnic composition is another minority group, the mestizos, or people of mixed European/Amerindian ancestry.
Throughout the majority of Latin America. Lesotho is a small, mountainous, and land-locked country, surrounded by its much larger neighbor, South Africa.
It has a population of about two million, and a per capita gross domestic product (GDP) of $1, Racial and Ethnic Composition in Uruguay ( census) Uruguay's rate of population growth is much lower than in other Latin American countries.
Uruguayan culture is strongly European and its influences from southern Europe are particularly grupobittia.comcy: Uruguayan peso (UYU). Racial and Ethnic Composition in Uruguay ( Census) People of European ancestry comprise % of Uruguay's population according to the official Census.
The rate of Uruguayan emigration to Europe is especially high in Spain, Italy, France, and grupobittia.comina: , Montevideo: Montevideo, principal city and capital of Uruguay.
It lies on the north shore of the Rio de la Plata estuary and is an important international port. Montevideo, which was founded in , is by far the country’s largest city. Learn more about its history, economy, and attractions.
Uruguay. Contemporary Ethnic Composition. In about 88 percent of Uruguay's population was white and descended from Europeans, and the nation has always looked to Europe for its cultural cues.