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Mestizos in Venezuela

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Morenos are Venezuelan people who are the result of a mixture of European, Amerindian and African people.

Mestizo Venezuelan
Venezolanos mestizos
Venezuela 2011 Moreno (Brown) population proportion map.png
Total population
51.6% of the Venezuelan population[1][2]
Regions with significant populations
   Throughout Venezuela
Venezuelan Spanish
small minorities speak Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, English and French.
Roman Catholics
Related ethnic groups
Other Venezuelans, Mestizos, White Venezuelan, Afro-Venezuelan, Amerindian, Spaniards, Pardos, Mestizo Colombian, Latin Americans.

According to the 2011 Census, those who identify as Moreno amount to 51.6% of Venezuela's population.

Per an autosomal DNA genetic study conducted in 2008 by the University of Brasília (UNB), the composition of Venezuela's gene pool is of 61% European contribution, 23% indigenous contribution, and 16% African contribution.[3]


The Census of Venezuela classifies the population as:

According to the census the definition of Moreno is, "every person whose phenotypic characteristics are less marked or pronounced than the person defined as black or black. It is a term that in some contexts can be used to soften the discriminatory implications of being a black person."[9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Resultado Básico del XIV Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2011 (Mayo 2014)" (PDF). p. 29. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  2. ^ Venezuelan population by 30/Jun/2014 is 30,206,2307 according to the National Institute of Statistics
  3. ^ Godinho, Neide Maria de Oliveira (2008). "O impacto das migrações na constituição genética de populações latino-americanas". Universidade de Brasília. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
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