Croats in Uruguay

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Croatian-Uruguayan
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Teodoro Vilardebó Matulić
Total population
3,300
Languages
Spanish, Croatian
Religion
Catholicism

A Croatian Uruguayan is a Uruguayan citizen of full or partial Croatian ancestry.

The very first Croats reached the Río de la Plata region during the second half of the 18th century; the biggest inflow of immigrants was mostly during the first half of the 20th century.[1] They established their own institutions, such as the Croatian Home.[2]

According to UN estimates there are some 3,300 people of Croat descent living in Uruguay. Other estimates place the figure at around 5,000.[3]

In 2006 Eduardo R. Antonich published the monograph "Croatia and Croats in Uruguay".[4]

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