About 90 percent of Salvadorans are mestizo, descendants of Spanish and Indigenous American ancestors while nine percent have Spanish descent. Mestizo, a mixed population was formed as a result of intermarrying between the native Mesoamerican population of Cuzcatlán with the Spanish settlers.
What race is someone from El Salvador called?
mestizo The majority of Salvadorans ethnically identify as mestizo, which is a term that refers to mixed European (de facto Spanish) and Amerindian ancestry.
Is El Salvador white?
ETHNIC GROUPS The population of El Salvador is racially and culturally homogeneous, with about 90% mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian), 1% Amerindian (mainly the Pipil tribes), and 9% white.
Why did Salvadorans immigrate to the US?
Over the past 20 years more Salvadorans have abandoned their homeland and immigrated to the United States due to social inequality, disputes over social and political issues, and an increase in violence in the smallest and most overpopulated country in Central America .