Chinese people in Chile

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Chinese people in Chile
Chinos en Chile
Regions with significant populations
Northern Chile, Santiago, Chile
Chilean Spanish, Chinese languages
Related ethnic groups
Overseas Chinese

Chinese Chileans are Chileans of Chinese descent. There is a Chinatown in Santiago, Chile in the area of Calle San Diego and Alonso Ovalle.[1]

Migration history[edit]

Between 1,200 and 1,500 Chinese workers in Peru offered support to the Chilean side in the War of the Pacific (1879-1883) and thus went to Chile at the war's end.[2]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Valenzuela Levi, Nicolas (2006-05-17), "¿Chinatown Santiaguina?", Plataforma Urbana, retrieved 2012-09-02 
  2. ^ Chou 2004, Ch. 3


  • (Spanish) Chou, Diego Lin (2004), Chile y China: inmigración y relaciones bilaterales (1845-1970), Santiago de Chile: Instituto de Historia/Centro de Investigaciones Diego Barros Arana, ISBN 956-244-165-2