People of Argentina
People: Modern Argentina is the child of
Spain and Italy.
More than 85 percent of population of Argentina is of European origin (mostly Italian and Spanish). The major indigenous groups ( thought to make
up less than 2% of Argentina's population) are the Quechua of the northwest and the Mapuche of Patagonia, and
smaller groups of Guarani, Matacos, Tobas and Wichi
inhabit other northern pockets. Around 8% of the country's population is mestizo, or of mixed indigenous and
European ancestry; most mestizo reside up north. Other groups are Arabs(4%) and East Asian (1.5%). In 2009, the population of
40 million was concentrated in the
larger urban centers.
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