Greek Brazilian


Greek Brazilian

Infobox Ethnic group
group=flagicon|Greece Greek Brazilian flagicon|Brazil
"Greco Brasileiro · Έλληνας Βραζιλιανός"


caption = Notable Greek Brazilians:
Silvio SantosConstantine Andreou
poptime=100,000 Greek Brazilians [ [http://www.memorialdoimigrante.sp.gov.br/historico/e4.htm Greeks in Brazil] ]
popplace=Brazil:Mainly Southeastern Brazil
langs= Predominantly Portuguese
rels= Predominantly Catholic, Greek Orthodox
related= Other White Brazilian, Greek people

Greek Brazilian ( _pt. Greco Brasileiro) is a Brazilian person of full, partial, or predominantly Greek ancestry, or a Greek-born person residing in Brazil.

The Greeks started immigrating in the end of the 19th and throughout the early and middle 20th Century, in an attempt to find a better, more prosperous life, as well as for ideological reasons.

The Greek community in Brazil numbers more than 100,000 people. They are located throughout the country, with over 50,000 Greeks living in São Paulo alone. [ [http://www.memorialdoimigrante.sp.gov.br/historico/e4.htm Governo do Estado de São Paulo - Memorial do Imigrante: Estatísticas gerais: imigrantes e descendentes] ]

Notable Greek-Brazilians

* Constantine Andreou
* Miguel Nicolelis
* Silvio Santos
* Constantino Tsallis

ee also

* Immigration to Brazil
* White Brazilian
* Greek people
* Greek diaspora
* Brazilian-Greek relations

References

* [http://www.mfa.gr/www.mfa.gr/en-US/Policy/Geographic+Regions/Latin+America+-+Caribbean/Bilateral+Relations/Brazil/ Bilateral relations between Greece and Brazil]


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