Lithuanians in Uruguay

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Memorial in the Republic of Lithuania Square, Montevideo, featuring the traditional Columns of Gediminas.

A Lithuanian Uruguayan is a Uruguayan citizen who is fully or partially of Lithuanian descent.

Lithuanians migrated to Uruguay mostly during the 1920s and 1930s; they eventually reached the 10,000-people-mark. They established their own institutions, such as the Uruguay-Lithuania Cultural Association[1] and several Lithuanian-language newspapers, notably Naujoji Banga.

There is also a small Lithuanian Jewish community in Montevideo.

The 2011 Uruguayan census revealed 104 people who declared Lithuania as their country of birth.[2]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Uruguay-Lithuania Cultural Association
  2. ^ "Immigration to Uruguay" (PDF). INE. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013.  (in Spanish)