Chinese Brazilian

Chinese Brazilian
Chinese Brazilian
William Boss Woo
William Boss Woo
Total population

151,649 Chinese Brazilians
Regions with significant populations
São Paulo City

Portuguese, Chinese languages, others


Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism, Irreligion and others

Related ethnic groups

Asian Brazilian, Asian American, Chinese people

Chinese Brazilians (Portuguese: Sino-brasileiro or Chinês brasileiro; Chinese: 巴西华人 or 巴西华裔) are people of Chinese ancestry who were born in or have immigrated to Brazil. The Chinese Brazilian population was estimated to be approximately 151,649.[1]

São Paulo has the largest Chinese Brazilian population, in particular on the district of Liberdade. Besides being an area famous for its strong Japanese presence, a significant number of Taiwanese immigrants have settled in Liberdade, and many Chinese immigrants have came to Liberdade following the Communist revolution in 1949. Many Cantonese from Hong Kong and Portuguese-speaking Macau, including some Macanese of mixed Chinese and Portuguese descent, have also settled in Brazil. These Macau immigrants can usually speak and understand Portuguese (its Creole, Macanese or Patuá, is also spoken), allowing them to adjust more easily to life in Brazil. Today, Chinese Brazilians are usually bilingual with Portuguese and Chinese.

Notable persons

  • Anderson Lau, actor;
  • Chen Kong Fang, artist;
  • William Boss Woo, politician.
  • Sou Kit Gom, artist-painter;
  • Anthony Wong, infectologist-pediatrician
  • Liu Ming Chung, entrepreneur, self made billionaire, no 582 on 2010 list of world billionaires of The king of recycled paper.
  • Lawrence Pih, business man - President of Moinho Pacifico, the largest flour mill in South America, Early supporter of President Lula da Silva
  • Ken Chang, 張智堯, A Brazilian actor of Chinese descent, popular TV series star in Taiwan and China.


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