The main ethnic groups of Ecuador include a number of indigenous-language-speaking populations (often referred to as indigenous peoples or Amerindians) and highland and lowland Spanish-speaking mestizos (people of mixed indigenous and European descent). Ethnicity in Ecuador is often a matter of self-identification.
What is the race of an Ecuadorian?
71.9 percent of Ecuadorians are mestizo, an ethnicity made up of both Spanish and indigenous heritage. Afro-Ecuadorians make up 7.2 percent of the population. Indigenous people comprise another 7 percent, with heavy concentrations around Otavalo and the Amazon Basin. 6.1 percent of the population is white.
Who are Ecuadorians ancestors?
The major ancestry in Ecuadorian males is European (61%), followed by an important Native American component (34%); whereas the African ancestry (5%) is mainly concentrated in the Northwest corner of the country.
Are people from Ecuador Native American?
Their history, which encompasses the last 11,000 years, reaches into the present; 25 percent of Ecuadors population is of indigenous heritage, while another 55-65 percent are Mestizos of mixed indigenous and European heritage.
Is Ecuadorian Hispanic or Latino?
Ecuadorians are the 10th-largest population of Hispanic origin living in the United States, accounting for 1% of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2017. Since 2000, the Ecuadorian-origin population has increased 174%, growing from 270,000 to 738,000 over the period.
Do Indians live Ecuador?
Cultural relations As of December 2016, about 350 Indian nationals reside in Ecuador, the majority of whom are employed in the service sector and in small businesses.
How do I become a citizen of Ecuador?
Ecuadorian nationality is typically obtained either on the principle of jus soli, i.e. by birth in Ecuador; or under the rules of jus sanguinis, i.e. by birth abroad to at least one parent with Ecuadorian nationality.
What are people of Ecuador called?
Ecuadorians (Spanish: ecuatorianos) are the people of Ecuador.
Is crime bad in Ecuador?
Crime is a severe problem throughout Ecuador. Limited police and judicial resources, border security challenges, and low apprehension rates contribute to Ecuadors overall high crime rate. From the ACS data, the most common crime reported against an U.S. citizen was pickpocketing and, to a lesser extent, assault.
What problems does Ecuador have?
Ecuador faces chronic human rights challenges, including weak institutions, poor prison conditions, laws that give authorities broad powers to limit judicial independence, violence against women, far-reaching restrictions on womens and girls access to reproductive health care, and disregard for indigenous rights.