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European Diaspora - Top 11 Countries

Name the countries outside of Europe that have the highest number of people of European descent.
People of mixed descent may or may not be counted depending on the country
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Last updated: November 20, 2016
First submittedNovember 20, 2016
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Country
235 mil
72.4
United States
100 mil
47.7
Brazil
37 mil
85
Argentina
28 mil
76.7
Canada
22 mil
90
Australia
21 mil
16.5
Mexico
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Country
18 mil
37
Colombia
13 mil
42.2
Venezuela
9.6 mil
52.7
Chile
7.3 mil
64.1
Cuba
4.9 mil
8.9
South Africa
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level ∞
Nov 20, 2016
The percentages are a little weird. For example, in Costa Rica mestizos are counted, but in Mexico most are not. In the United States, some people of mixed descent are counted, but others are not. So, take the numbers with a grain of salt, but I think the list of countries would be the same no matter how you slice the numbers.
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level 74
Nov 21, 2016
The"limit" between white and black people (and all other variations) can be very different between countries. I think I read it somewhere on Quora that a very light-skinned person was considered African-American in US, while a rather dark-skinned Brazilian was offended when called black.
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level 51
May 15, 2017
If Barack Obama was president in Kenya, he would be their first white president. #showerthoughts
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level 62
Nov 20, 2016
Why top 11 and not 10? Is it because you wanted to include South Africa?
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level ∞
Nov 20, 2016
Yep
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level 70
Dec 1, 2016
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level 63
Nov 21, 2016
My 5 star says it all!
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level 80
Nov 21, 2016
The lowest guessed answer was tough. I got it right eventually but was really surprised.
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level 30
Sep 29, 2019
what was it
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level 76
Nov 26, 2016
Ah, Brazil... I knew I was missing something really obvious...
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level 77
Jan 13, 2017
Another problematic quiz with this definition of "descent"... I *guarantee* you that very VERY VERRRY high percentages of people in places like... Turkey, Russia, Egypt, Israel, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, etc. have at LEAST one ancestor who lived in Europe. And probably a lot more than that. Places like Mexico (which makes the list but much too low) and the Philippines (which doesn't make the list but ought to)... realistically it's gotta be close to 100%. You meet people both places who claim to be 100% indigenous but I want to see their DNA test because that's almost certainly baloney.
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level 77
Jan 13, 2017
I don't get how Russia could not make the list by any standard, actually. 78% of Russia's population lies in the area west of the Urals.
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level 77
Feb 5, 2017
Russia is already part of Europe. Are you demanding France, Germany and the UK etc. be answers to this quiz as well?
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level 59
Feb 5, 2017
Jetpunk typically treats European and Asian Russia separately for things like this.
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level 77
Feb 6, 2017
com, okay yeah that's probably it.
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level 61
Feb 5, 2017
Not sure about the other countries, as I'm not so familiar with them, but for Canada the statistic seems to be just the statistics for the white population with the Metis, (mixed Aboriginal and European descent, but still is a distinct ethnicity here in Canada). I'm assuming the data for the rest is mainly the same--white population but sometimes adding the mixed population.
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level 61
Jan 18, 2017
All of them with 0:57 left... I'm surprised...
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level 27
Feb 5, 2017
I got South Africa before Brazil...was stumped for a bit before guessing a lot of South American countries!
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level 45
Feb 5, 2017
I think Philippines should be on here? 30% or so of its population is Spanish descended.
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level 77
Feb 6, 2017
Pretty close to 100% of all Filipinos have at least one European ancestor, whether they're aware of it or claim it or not.
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level 50
Feb 5, 2017
New Zealand 74% European according to Wikipedia.
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level 61
Feb 6, 2017
It's by number of people, not percentages. The % is just there for reference.
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level 35
Feb 5, 2017
I got all 11 of them and I was really guessing on the last 3. 44 seconds left. Very surprised.
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level 42
Feb 5, 2017
no New Zealand? hmmm
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level 76
Feb 5, 2017
New Zealand's total population is under 5 million.
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level 35
Feb 5, 2017
Got South Africa with 3 seconds left, phew!!
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level 44
Feb 6, 2017
Funny when I thought that Cuba was most probably not on the list... heh...
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level 38
Aug 11, 2018
Many Cubans (if not a majority) look like Fidel Castro. It is a misconception that most Cubans are black or multiracial. Other than Puerto Rico, Cuba is the only Caribbean country where there is virtually no interracial marriage.
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level 49
Feb 6, 2017
Bolivia should be on this list. Pretty much the entire population (11 million) are of mixed European descent.
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level 61
Feb 6, 2017
"People of mixed descent may or may not be counted depending on the country" sorry, but do you know how to read?
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level 40
Feb 6, 2017
Got 'em all with 49 seconds remaining! Great quiz!
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level 32
Feb 7, 2017
100% first try
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level 27
Feb 11, 2017
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level 32
Feb 20, 2017
Easy
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level 54
Apr 7, 2017
You should do another quiz like this but expand it to include more countries. For example there are a very large number of Russians in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, there are many many Italians and Spaniards in Uruguay and New Zealand has lots of white people as well.
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level 16
Jun 18, 2017
A difficult, but interesting quiz
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level 48
Nov 7, 2017
four seconds left
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level 69
Mar 13, 2018
This is mostly just a list of the largest countries of the Americas... with Australia and South Africa thrown in.