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Old 03-23-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Santiago, Chile
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I think the south of Chile has likely the most northern European (Germany, Austria, etc) feel in the continent.

 
Old 03-23-2011, 02:31 PM
 
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Interesting thing about Argentina is that at one time they did have a relatively large black population. Up until the late 1800's I think. No one is sure what happened. Afro Argentine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Uruguay still has black people although they are a small minority.
They must have gotten absorbed into the white population. Only DNA tests would answer this for sure though.

I've seen some sources say that the Argentine Tango has African influences, but I'm not sure the validity of that. It very well could.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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I don't think anybody is trying to discount the influence of Black people throughout Brazil. However, it is only to say there are other influences that are strong in other regions. If you go to Amazonas the Indian influence is really strong. If you go to the South the non-portuguese European influence stands out compared to other regions. In Sao Paulo there is a strong black influence but also a very strong Italian influence. I don't know if Venezuela and Colombia has these large regional differences. Do they? Also, I don't know if Parana and Santa Catarina are majority German and Italian, but I will say having driven through both those states they both are pretty damn white. Santa Catarina is about as white as where I come from which is probably one of the whitest places in the US.

I have a Brazilian friend who is from Santa Catarina, and not only does he look White but he also looks Nordic. He looks very similar to the blond American actor Neil Patrick Harris. I am thinking he must have some German ancestry in his family tree, because it is very rare to find a man of 100% Portuguese ancestry who is blond.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: classified
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I have a Brazilian friend who is from Santa Catarina, and not only does he look White but he also looks Nordic. He looks very similar to the blond American actor Neil Patrick Harris. I am thinking he must have some German ancestry in his family tree, because it is very rare to find a man of 100% Portuguese ancestry who is blond.
There are actually alot of German Brazilians in Southern Brazil as well so I am sure that has something to do with it. Southern Brazil is kind of like the US and Argentina in that it was built by immigrants. Even Sao Paulo itself has one of the largest Italian communities outside of Italy and one of the largest Japanese communities outside of Japan.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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In the South of Brazil you have a lot of people of German descent, but you also have people of Polish and Ukrainian descent who also have a high propensity to be Blond. Not to mention that, I have been told, many Italians immigrated from the north of Italy to the south of Brazil. I have met some people of Italian descent from the south who are much whiter than most people of 100% Italian descent I have met in the US.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Brazil has a lot of descents. For instance, we have the biggest japanese population out of Japan. But they're all gathered up in São Paulo. The european ones they live mostly in southern states. I'm not really good at history, but I think they've come here running away from world war II.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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Brazil has a lot of descents. For instance, we have the biggest japanese population out of Japan. But they're all gathered up in São Paulo. The european ones they live mostly in southern states. I'm not really good at history, but I think they've come here running away from world war II.
Brazil has the largest Italian population outside of Italy, the most Japanese outside of Japan, the most Lebanese outside of Lebanon, and without a doubt the most Portuguese outside of Portugal, and probably others too.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 03:41 AM
 
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Brazil has a lot of descents. For instance, we have the biggest japanese population out of Japan. But they're all gathered up in São Paulo. The european ones they live mostly in southern states. I'm not really good at history, but I think they've come here running away from world war II.

They started to immigrate in the mid 1800's and much of the mass immigration happened before world war II.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 05:55 AM
 
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Incredible German town in Santa Catarina region :
Pomerode - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 04-01-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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No doubt some towns in Parana and Santa Catarina states have strong German influence, but one can not deny the Portuguese and native indigenous influences in Parana and Santa Catarina.

I still think that, overall, Parana and Santa Catarina have a greater Portuguese and native indigenous influence than a German influence.

I have nothing against the Germans, I think they did a great contribution to the Brazilian culture, including teaching Brazilians how to make very good beers!
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