Chinese people in Chile

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

Chinese Chileans are Chileans of Chinese descent. It is estimated that there are over 20,000 Chinese people in Chile [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] Today the Chinese residing in Chile is working most jobs primarily as trade and restaurants. Although Santiago you can find many local Chinese either importers, supermarkets, mini markets, malls (shopping centers such as Santiago Centro and Estación Central) among others, Chinatowns are not concentrated in one place, except in the neighborhood of Patronato, where are most of the Asian supermarkets in Santiago.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

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