Ingredients of Brazil’s Population


The pure whites of Brazil comprise about thirty-five percent of the total population; twenty-five percent or so are Africans, and about thirty-five percent mulattoes, while the remainder are aboriginal Indians.  In the northern provinces the Indians are most numerous, and in Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Pernambucco and Minas the Africans are to be found in great numbers.  The greater part of the Europeans in Brazil (who live in the seaport towns and the adjacent provinces) are those from the Latin races, chiefly the Portuguese and Spanish.

Detroit Free Press.