Chinese people in Chile

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

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 people living in Chile work primarily in trade and restaurant jobs. Although in Santiago one can find many local Chinese businesses, including importers, supermarkets, mini markets, malls (shopping centers such as Santiago Centro and Estación Central), Chinatowns are not concentrated in one place, except in the neighborhood of Patronato, where most of the Asian supermarkets in Santiago are.

Notable people[edit]

See also[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