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English Brazilians (Portuguese: Anglo-brasileiros) refers to Brazilians of full, partial, or predominantly English ancestry, or English-born people residing in Brazil.

History

Colonial-era economic influences and the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance led to the settlement of English merchants and others in Brazil. After Brazilian independence, Britain was Brazil's main commercial partner; Britain financed part of the Brazil's industrialization, building railroads, including the São Paulo Railway (SPR).

In the 1920 Republican Census, there were 9,637 "Englishmen" in Brazil (probably, all British citizens were counted as "Englishmen"). The states with the majority of English origin were:

  1. São Paulo (2,198),
  2. Federal District - which was the Rio de Janeiro city - (2,057),
  3. Minas Gerais (1,709), and
  4. Pernambuco (1,123).[1]

Brazilian cities settled by the English during the same period, include:

  1. Rio de Janeiro city (2,057),
  2. São Paulo (1,212),
  3. Recife (980),
  4. Santos (555), and
  5. Niterói (459).[2]

Cultural influence

One of their major contributions at the cultural level was the establishment of several football clubs, including São Paulo Athletic Club and Fluminense Football Club.

Notable English Brazilians

See also

References

  1. ^ Recenseamento do Brazil. Realizado em 1 de Setembro de 1920. População (1a parte). População do Brazil por Estados, municipios e districtos, segundo o sexo, o estado civil e a nacionalidade. (1926) – pages 312 to 317
  2. ^ Recenseamento do Brazil. Realizado em 1 de Setembro de 1920. População (1a parte). População do Brazil por Estados, municipios e districtos, segundo o sexo, o estado civil e a nacionalidade. (1926)