Mennonites in Paraguay
Mennonite children in San Juan Bautista.
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As of 2010, there are 80,000 to 60,000 conservative Russian Mennonites living in Paraguay. In addition to this there are a number of Paraguayans (mostly Indians) who have converted to Mennonitism. Mennonites contribute heavily to the agricultural and dairy output of Paraguay. Ethnic Mennonites in Paraguay are spread across 19 colonies and in the city of Asuncion. 51% are originally from Canada, while 25% trace their origins to Russia and a further 22% to Mexico. Another 2% are descendants of immigrants from USA.
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Mennonites of the Central Chaco
The Central Chaco region probably has the highest concentration of ethnic Mennonites anywhere in Latin America. Ethnic Germans (almost all of them Mennonites) formed 32% of the total population of the Central Chaco as of 2005. Only Paraguayan Indians (52%) were more numerous compared to them. Latin Paraguayans, the majority ethnic group in Paraguay, constituted just 11% and Braziguayans and Argentines another 5%.
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Colonies of Conservative Mennonites can be found in Asuncion, Catupyry, Colony Florida, Departamento Canindeyu, Departamento Itapua, and in Hohenau.
- Mennonites in Netherlands
- Mennonites in Belize
- Mennonites in Bolivia
- Mennonites in France
- Mennonites in Mexico
- Mennonites in Uruguay