Chinese Uruguayans

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Chinese people in Uruguay
Chinos en Uruguay
Regions with significant populations
Montevideo, Uruguay
Chinese, Uruguayan Spanish
Related ethnic groups
Overseas Chinese

Chinese Uruguayans are Uruguayan citizens of Chinese ancestry.


The first flow of immigration arrived in 1949, coming from mainland China and Taiwan.[1] Nowadays there are some 400 Chinese immigrants in Uruguay, mostly living in Montevideo. Their activities include gastronomy, fishing, groceries.[2]

The 2011 Uruguayan census revealed 226 people who declared China as their country of birth.[3] As of 2013, there are 44 Chinese citizens registered in the Uruguayan social security.[4] Compared to neighboring Argentina and Brazil, Chinese immigration is significantly smaller in Uruguay.[1]

There are a Chinese Uruguayan Association[2] and a Uruguay-China Chamber of Commerce in Montevideo.[5]

Some Chinese immigrants teach their language to Uruguayans.[2]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Dreaming in another language". EL PAIS. 23 July 2011. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ a b c "The life of Asian immigrants in Uruguay". El Espectador. 10 May 2007. (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "Immigration to Uruguay" (PDF). INE. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013. (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "Foreign workers in Uruguay". EL PAIS. Retrieved 4 November 2013. (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Uruguayan-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (in Spanish)
  6. ^ "A Chinese in Uruguay". (in Spanish)