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APPENDIX A

PROPORTIONS OF RACES IN TROPICAL AMERICA
 
Country. Whites. Indians. Mixed. Negroes.
Mexico (1882) 1,909,000   3,765,044 4,785,940  
Guatemala (1889) 184,000 ? 876,000 400,000 ?
Honduras (1889) 82,000 ? 350,000
Salvador (1886) 10,000 ? 654,000
Nicaragua 50,000 ? 330,000
Costa Rica 40,000 ? 3,500 160,000 ?
British Honduras 15,000 ? 26,000  
Colombia (1881) 450,000   1,800,000 1,500,000   120,000
Venezuela (1888) 480,000   326,000 1,200,000   50,000
Peru 474,390   1,832,000 650,000   50,000 Chinese
Ecuador 100,000   890,000 300,000
Bolivia 500,000   1,100,000 600,000
Brazil 3,787,289   386,955 3,801,787 1,954,452
Paraguay 66,000 130,000 264,000
8,187,679 11,696,999 13,661,727 2,174,452  
1,334.000 pure and mixed.


Of these numbers, taken merely from the Statesman's Year-Book, it may be observed—

1. That the number of pure whites allotted to Brazil seems extravagantly large. It probably includes all half-castes, except mulattoes.

2. In Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and British Honduras, the number of whites is given conjecturally, or by collection, from all estimates. The estimate of whites for Colombia is taken from Lanier's Amérique du Sud, p. 372.

3. The last census of Venezuela shows a decisive increase of half-castes and diminution of pure Indians. Former censuses give the numbers as follows:—