AN INSIGHT TO THE ETHNIC COMMUNITIES IN LATIN AMERICA Your name Subject University Date AN INSIGHT TO THE ETHNIC COMMUNITIES IN LATIN AMERICA TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 3 Discussions 3 I. Menonites 3 a. History 3 b. Production 4 c. Effects to society 4 d…
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Armenians 7 a. history 7 b. Production 8 c. Effect to society 8 VI. Jewish 8 a. history 8 b. Production 9 c. Effects to society 9 Conclusion 9 Lists of references 11 An insight to the ethnic communities in Latin America Introduction There are many ethnic communities who migrated to Latin America for different purposes. Many of them chose to reside in Latin America. These are the people who came in from various places and brought with them their mixture of cultures and traditions. It is important that we gain an understanding of these diversities in order to establish harmony in working together with them. In this context, this study will point out their differences in history, production, modes of preparation, publicity, popularity and effects on society. Focus of the research is the ethnic communities in Latin America, namely: Italian, Yugoslavia, Armenian, Jewish, Mennonite and Japanese. Discussions. The cited facts about the seven mentioned ethnic communities were gathered from different researches and articles published in journals and in the internet. I. Menonites. The facts about the Mennonites came from Countries and their culture. a. History. Mennonites is a group of German-speaking people who belonged to Anabaptist movement that was very popular in Holland in the mid-16th century. As a church movement, Menomites was “ a radical wing of the 16th century Protestant reformation”. ...
Production. Menonites did well in agriculture and as dairy farmers. They supplied not only their own needs, but were also suppliers of 50 percent of milk, butter, cheese and yogurt for Paraguay. c. Effects on society. Menonites preferred to retain their own culture while staying in Paraguay. They had their own society, collected their own taxes, set up their own schools and hospitals, built German-village-style houses, dressed in their own conservative style and followed their religious beliefs of avoiding worldly pleasures d. Popularity. Menonites are sociable people. They befriended the neighboring Indian groups and employed them as wage laborers on their farms. They were even able to convert the Indians who resettled in Menonites land to Christianity. II. Japanese. The specific information about the Japanese immigrants to Latin America came from the article of Cameron, Sarah which was published in the Encyclopedia Britannica. .a. History. The first set of Japanese immigrants came to Brazil in 1800, which fled from their country because of poverty and fear of persecution due to differences in religious beliefs b. Production. There first set of 803 Japanese workers who arrived in Brazil in 1908 worked in the coffee plantations in the South. They were able to develop insignificant lands into productivity because of their agricultural skills. In 1996, according to Cameron, Sarah, there were about 1 million Japanese in Brazil who were known for gardening skills and coffee growing. Later, the Japanese immigrants became entrepreneurs as they started putting up Japanese restaurants, set up retail stores selling Japanese goods and clothing. c. Popularity. According to
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