Ukrainians in Uruguay

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Ukrainians of Uruguay are an ethnic minority in Uruguay.

Ukrainians arrived in Uruguay around the 1920s, coming from Western Ukraine, Bukovina and Transcarpathian Ukraine,[1] as well as some immigrants from Argentina.[2] During the last years of the World War II, many displaced people came from Europe.[1]

According to Ukrainian sources, nowadays there are several thousands of people of Ukrainian descent living in Uruguay.[1] Other local sources report about just hundreds of people of Ukrainian descent living in Uruguay, mainly in Salto Department;[3] further, the 2011 Uruguayan census revealed 70 people who declared Ukraine as their country of birth.[4] A recent bilateral agreement aims at further research on Ukrainian roots in Uruguay.[3]


  1. ^ a b c С. А. Макарчук. (2008). Етнічна історія України. Навчальний посібник (in Ukrainian). Київ: Знання. 
  2. ^ Wasylyk, Mykola (1994). Ukrainians in Argentina (Chapter), in Ukraine and Ukrainians Throughout the World, edited by Ann Lencyk Pawliczko, University of Toronto Press: Toronto, pp. 420-443
  3. ^ a b "Cultural and humanitarian cooperation between Ukraine and Uruguay" (in Spanish). Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Relations. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Immigration to Uruguay" (PDF) (in Spanish). INE. Retrieved 6 March 2013.