Mexicans

citizens or residents of Mexico

Mexicans are citizens of Mexico.[1][2]

Mexicans
Total population
c. 137.2 million
Regions with significant populations
 Mexico
126,014,024
 United States10,931,939

(by birth, 2021) 37,235,886

(by ancestry, 2021)
 Canada155,000
 Spain61,194
 Germany41,000
 Brazil21,853
 France19,000
 Guatemala18,000
 United Kingdom16,050
 Chile14,402
 Costa Rica10,188
 Bolivia9,797
 Italy9,441
 Netherlands8,252
 Argentina7,828
  Switzerland7,789
 Australia7,420
 Israel6,321
 Belize6,000
 Panama5,188
 Sweden3,433
 China3,361
 Norway3,084[
 Colombia3,050
 Belgium2,745
 Ireland2,654
 Austria2,437
 Japan2,416
 New Zealand2,080
 India2,055
 Paraguay1,805
 United Arab Emirates1,744
 Denmark1,579
 El Salvador1,543
Languages
Spanish, numerous indigenous languages
Religion
Roman Catholicism, indigenous beliefs

There is a large Mexican diaspora in the United States. More than 38.5 million Mexican Americans and Mexican-born immigrants live in the United States.[3] There is also a significant Mexican diaspora in Canada, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, Bolivia, Argentina, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Costa Rica.[4]

Most Mexicans are racially mestizo, a mixture of Spanish and Native American.[5]

Mexicans of European descent, including those who immigrated during the 20th century, are concentrated in Mexico City, and in the West. Mexicans of European descent and other lighter-skinned Mexicans dominate the wealthiest echelons of Mexican society.[6] Most white Mexicans are of Spanish ancestry.

Mexico has the largest indigenous population in Latin America.[7] 1.38 million Mexicans are Afro-Mexicans. The majority of Afro-Mexicans live in Veracruz and the Costa Chica region. Afro-Mexicans were brought to Mexico as slaves from Africa during the Spanish colonial era.[8]

References

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  1. "Mexican definition and meaning".
  2. Ethnic Groups of the Americas: An Encyclopedia.
  3. "Mexican Immigrants in the United States".
  4. "Do you know how many Mexicans live abroad?".
  5. "Mexico - World Directory of Minorities & Indigenous Peoples".
  6. Mexico - Ethnic groups
  7. Indigenous peoples
  8. Afro-Mexicans