Question: What race is Honduras?

Honduras identifies itself as a mestizo nation — of mixed indigenous and European roots — and officially only about 2 percent of the population is of African descent (though the actual number may be as high as 10 percent).

Are Honduras Hispanic?

Hondurans are the eighth largest Latino group in the United States and the third largest Central American population, after Salvadorans and Guatemalans.

Is Honduras African?

Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras, is a country in Central America.

What percent of Honduras is white?

1 percent Around 90 percent of the population in Honduras is racially mestizo (people of mixed indigenous and European ancestry). The remainder of the population is composed of indigenous natives (7 percent); people of African descent, or blacks (2 percent); and those of European descent, or whites (1 percent).

Where do blacks live in Honduras?

The Garífuna and the Bay Island Creoles are the only Afro-Hondurans regarded as distinct ethnic groups within the country, having preserved an ethnic and cultural difference from the mestizo mainstream. They are also associated with traditional ancestral lands.

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