Latin Americans and their descendants can be found in many places around the world, particularly in densely populated urban areas. The most popular destinations for Latin Americans are the United States, Spain, France, Canada and Italy. In countries not mentioned above, the population of speakers of indigenous languages is small or nonexistent. Latin Americans are a pan-ethnic group made up of people from different ethnic and national backgrounds.
These mostly Latino countries include 87 in states bordering Mexico and some in other states such as Miami-Dade, Florida (57%) and Bronx, New York (55%). Spanish is the official language of most of the countries of Latin America, as well as Puerto Rico (where it is co-official with English), Cuba and the Dominican Republic. The other 40 countries saw increases in the non-Latino population; the overall population grew in 26 of them. The Latinobarometer surveys have asked respondents from 18 Latin American countries which race they consider themselves to belong to.
The most widely spoken Creole language in the Caribbean and Latin America is Haitian Creole, which is mainly derived from French and certain West African languages with indigenous, English, Portuguese and Spanish influences. Indigenous religions and rituals are practiced in countries with large indigenous populations, especially Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru, and Afro-Latin American religions such as Santería, Candomblé, Umbanda, Macumba and Voodoo are practiced in countries with large Afro-Latin American populations, especially in Cuba, Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Dutch is the official language of some Caribbean islands and of Suriname on the continent; however, as Dutch is a Germanic language, these territories are not considered part of Latin America. Nearly all of these counties are located in the south (5) or in the west (40) in states with historically high Latino populations.
White Latin Americans are the largest group and make up more than a third of the population. Most of them are found in the Midwest (601 counties) and the South (583 counties), especially in southern states that have not historically had a large Latino population. Latin America has the largest Spanish, Portuguese, African, Italian, Lebanese and Japanese diasporas in the world. The population of Latin America comprises a variety of ancestors, ethnic groups and races, making it one of the most diverse regions on Earth.
As a result, some Latin Americans do not take their nationality as an ethnicity but rather identify themselves with a combination of their nationality, ethnicity and ancestral origins. Are you curious to know where Latin Americans mostly live? This article will provide you with an overview of where you can find Latin Americans around the world. We will discuss which countries have large Latino populations as well as which countries have seen an increase in their non-Latino population.
Most Popular Destinations for Latin AmericansThe most popular destinations for Latin Americans are the United States, Spain, France, Canada and Italy. These countries have seen an influx of immigrants from Latin American countries over recent years. In addition to these five countries there are also many other countries that have seen an increase in their Latino population.
Latin American CountriesThere are 87 countries that border Mexico that have a large Latino population.
These include Mexico itself as well as other Central American countries such as Guatemala and El Salvador. In addition to these countries there are also some states within the United States that have seen an increase in their Latino population such as Miami-Dade County in Florida (57%) and Bronx County in New York (55%).
Languages Spoken by LatinosSpanish is the official language of most of the countries of Latin America as well as Puerto Rico (where it is co-official with English), Cuba and the Dominican Republic. The other 40 countries saw increases in their non-Latino population; however overall population growth was seen in 26 of them.
Racial Makeup of LatinosWhite Latin Americans make up more than a third of the total population. Most white Latinos can be found in Midwest (601 counties) and South (583 counties) states that have not historically had a large Latino population.
Diasporas Found In Latin AmericaLatin America has some of the largest diasporas from around the world including Spanish, Portuguese, African, Italian, Lebanese and Japanese diasporas.
This makes it one of the most diverse regions on Earth.