Irish Brazilian

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Irish Brazilian
Total population
Regions with significant populations


Mainly in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
Portuguese, English, and Irish
Roman Catholicism, Irreligion and others
Related ethnic groups
Other Brazilian people, White Brazilians and specially Confederados, other American Brazilians, English Brazilians and Scottish Brazilians

An Irish Brazilian (Portuguese: Irlando-brasileiro or Hiberno-brasileiro) is a Brazilian person of full, partial, or predominantly Irish ancestry, or an Irish-born person residing in Brazil. Many of Irish immigrants in Brazil had to change their last names into an easier kind of writing based in existing Portuguese names, replacing the "O'" (originally "grandson"). [1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brazil and Ireland
  2. ^ Irish mercenaries in 19th century Brazil