Peruvians of European descent
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|c. 6,200,000 |
|Regions with significant populations|
|Mainly in Lima and many other places of the Peruvian coast and the North macroregion (especially in their highlands).|
|Predominantly Peruvian Spanish
(Spanish · Italian · English · French and some others languages are spoken by minorities)
|Predominantly Christian (Roman Catholic, followed by Protestantism and Orthodox)
minorities Judaism, Atheist and Agnostic
|Related ethnic groups|
|White Latin Americans · White Hispanics · White Brazilians · White Argentines · White Colombians · White Mexicans ·
Spaniards · Europeans
Peruvians of European descent, also known as White Peruvians, according to international reliable references, currently make up about 19% of the total population of Peru, about 6,200,000 people. Traditionally, this group has been more dominant in the political, commercial, and diplomatic sectors of Peruvian society. European Peruvians live primarily in Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Piura, Cajamarca and Arequipa, mainly in the Peruvian coast. The following are the ethnic backgrounds of the majority of European-descended Peruvians: Spanish, Italian, German (includes Poles due to Partitions of Poland), French, British, Croatian and Irish. Peru is also home to some 42,000 Jews whose ancestors came mainly from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Moldova and Russia, among others.
European immigration to Peru began with the Spanish colonization of the Americas.
- Erwin Dopf. "Composición étnica y fenotipos en el Perú" [Ethnic composition and phenotypes in Peru] (in Spanish). Espejodelperu.com.pe. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
- Carlos Miranda Loayza; Daniel Abuhadba Rodrigues (2007). "Inmigración Europea al Perú" [European immigration to Peru]. espejodelperu.com.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2016.