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.
Where do Salvadorans descend from?
White and Mestizo Salvadorans In addition, many Salvadorans have more recent ancestry from French, German, Swiss, English, Irish, and Italian descent. A majority of Central European settlers in El Salvador arrived during World War II as refugees from the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Switzerland.
What races make up El Salvador?
El Salvador is comprised mostly of mestizos (people of European and Native American ancestry), whites and indigenous peoples, with 88% of the population claiming mixed ancestry. The mestizo population is mostly of Mediterranean descent, Afro-Salvadoran and Native Indigenous.
Is El Salvador an Aztec or Mayan?
Mayan civilization occupied much of the northwestern part of the isthmus, from Chiapas and Yucatán, now part of southern Mexico, through Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, and El Salvador and into Nicaragua. Although the Maya were the most advanced pre-Columbian civilization in the hemisphere, they were never unified.