Macedonian Argentine

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Macedonian Argentines
Македонци во Аргентина
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Flag of the Macedonian community in Argentina
Total population
30,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
The Pampas, Córdoba, Chaco, Buenos Aires
Languages
Macedonian · Bulgarian · Greek · Rioplatense Spanish
Religion
Macedonian Orthodox Church
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Macedonians, Macedonians in Brazil, Bulgarians in South America

A Macedonian Argentine is an Argentine citizen of Macedonian descent or a Macedonia-born person who resides in Argentina. Most of Macedonian Argentines are descendants of ethnic Macedonians from Bulgaria, followed by those from Greece and the Republic of Macedonia. Argentina is home to one of the largest Macedonian communities in the Americas.[2]

Many Macedonian Argentines are the descendants of the "pečalbari" (seasonal workers) who came to Argentina in the early 20th century. Many decided to stay in the country, setting up Macedonian colonies in the Pampas and other regions. Most Macedonians can be found in Buenos Aires, the Pampas and Córdoba. An estimated 30,000 Macedonians live in Argentina.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nasevski, Boško; Angelova, Dora. Gerovska, Dragica (1995). Македонски Иселенички Алманах '95. Skopje: Матица на Иселениците на Македонија. pp. 52 & 53. 
  2. ^ Population Estimate from the MFA.
  3. ^ Nasevski, Boško; Angelova, Dora. Gerovska, Dragica (1995). Македонски Иселенички Алманах '95. Skopje: Матица на Иселениците на Македонија.

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