Cantabrian people

The Cantabrians (Cantabrian and Spanish: cántabros) are a subgroup of Spaniards and the native inhabitants of the autonomous community of Cantabria, in northern Spain.[4] Sometimes they are referred to as "montañeses" (meaning Highlanders). The traditional dialects in this region, known as Cantabru or Montañés, are related to the Astur-Leonese languages.

Total population
593,121 (Cantabria 2011)
Regions with significant populations
In Spain: Cantabria; Madrid, Biscay, Asturias, Barcelona.[1]Diaspora
 United States1,190[1]
Other countries3,099[1]
Castilian, Cantabrian.
Roman Catholicism[2]
Related ethnic groups
other Spaniards (Asturians, Leonese, Castilians), Celtic peoples[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Elecciones a Cortes Generales de 20 de noviembre de 2011
  2. ^ Interactivo: Creencias y prácticas religiosas en España
  3. ^ Labrador, Eduardo Peralta (2003). Los cántabros antes de Roma. Real Academia de la Historia. pp. 32–33. ISBN 84-89512-59-0. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Even today, Cantabrians (the Pasiego included, Lebaniegos excluded), at the North of Spain, seem to be a genetically well differentiated community, as deduced from uniparental and autosomal markers, perhaps to a higher degree than their neighbours, the Basques". Archived 2007-04-04 at the Wayback Machine.

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