Basque Uruguayans

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Basque Uruguayans are citizens of Uruguay who are of Basque ancestry.

Although this figure does not imply Basque descent for each individual, it is estimated that up to 10% of Uruguay's population has at least one parent with a Basque surname.[1] The first wave of Basque immigrants to Uruguay came from the French side of the Basque country beginning about 1824.

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  1. ^ Christian, Shirley (November 21, 1989). "Montevideo Journal: Basques Have Lots to Boast of (and at Times Do)". The New York Times. Retrieved April 26, 2010. A fourth of Uruguay's three million people have at least one parent with a Basque surname. 

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