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The Ethnic Ancestry of the Gauchos (🇦🇷 🇺🇾 🇧🇷 🇧🇴 🇨🇱)


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The Gauchos are an ethnoregional group in the Southern Cone (mainly in Argentina & Uruguay), but also in the southern part of Bolivia, the south of the Chilean Patagonia, & Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.

They are predominantly a mixture of Spanish (including Basque) & Indigenous (including Charrua & Guarani), their genetic admixture ranges from 5/8 to 15/16 European & 3/8 to 1/16 Indigenous American, with the average being around 3/4 or 7/8 European & 1/4 or 1/8 Indigenous American.