Total population
c. 1,5 millions
Regions with significant populations
 Macau153,615 [1]
 Sri Lanka~5,000 - 40,000
 Malaysia37,000(Kristang) [2][3]
 United Kingdom~35,000
 Timor Leste19,268 [4]
 United Arab Emirates4,000
 Turkey3,520 [5]
 Thailand3,500 (of whom 1,850 from Kudi Chin community)[6][7]
 China2,312 [8]
 Qatar2,225 [9]
 Israel1,680 [5]
 Hong Kong1,330 (of whom 1,000 Macanese)[10][11]
 Japan695 [12]
 Indonesia667 (not including Lamno and Tugu)[13]
 Philippines623 [14]
 Taiwan312 [15]
 South Korea190 [8]
 Saudi Arabia130 [16]
Portuguese, Konkani, Sri Lankan Portuguese Creole, Kristang, Macanese Patois, Tetum, Malay, Cantonese, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu), Sinhala, Burmese, English
Majority: Christianity (Roman Catholicism)
Minority: Hinduism, Islam, Protestantism, Buddhism, Chinese folk religion, Animism
Related ethnic groups
Bombay East Indians, Luso-Indians, Goan Catholics, Karwari Catholics, Mangalorean Catholics, Burghers, Macanese, Timorese, Eurasians, Anglo-Indians, Kakure Kirishitan

Luso-Asians (Portuguese: luso-asiáticos) are people whose ethnicity is partially or wholly Portuguese and ancestrally are based in or hail primarily from Portugal, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. They historically came under the cultural and multi-ethnic sway of the Portuguese Empire in the East and retain certain aspects of the Portuguese language, Roman Catholic faith, and Latin cultural practices, including internal and external architecture, art, and cuisine that reflect this contact. The term Luso comes from the Roman empire's province of Lusitania, it roughly corresponds to modern Portugal.

Luso-Asian Art is also known as Indo-Portuguese Art (from India), Luso-Ceylonese Art (from Sri Lanka), Luso-Siamese Art (from Thailand), Luso-Malay (from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore), Sino-Portuguese Art (from China), or Nipo-Portuguese Art (from Japan). Examples of this art, especially of furniture and religious art are found throughout Europe and in the islands of Macaronesia.[17]

Luso-Asians traded and influenced each other within Asia as well as with Portugal and other parts of Catholic Europe, especially Spain and Italy. This exchange produced distinctive elements in domestic, civic and religious Luso-Asian architecture, as well as Luso-Asian cuisine.

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  2. ^ "Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei".
  3. ^ Laura Jarnagin (2012). Portuguese and Luso-Asian Legacies in Southeast Asia, 1511–2011: Culture and identity in the Luso-Asian world, tenacities & plasticities. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 268.
  4. ^ "Observatório da Emigração".
  5. ^ a b "Observatório da Emigração".
  6. ^ "Observatório da Emigração".
  7. ^ "ลายกนก ตอน ปั่นไป...หัวใจติดล้อ ช่วง 2Line Kanok ep Spinning...the heart on wheels 2 edition".
  8. ^ a b "Observatório da Emigração".
  9. ^ "Observatório da Emigração".
  10. ^ "Observatório da Emigração".
  11. ^ "Lusitano abre as suas portas".
  12. ^ "Observatório da Emigração".
  13. ^ "Observatório da Emigração".
  14. ^ "Observatório da Emigração".
  15. ^ "Foreigners by nationality".
  16. ^ "Observatório da Emigração".
  17. ^ Luso-Asian influences in Macaronesia. By Cliff Pereira. In Proceedings on the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage. Edited by Mark Staniforth, Jennifer Craig, Sheldon Clyde Jago-on, Bobby Orillaneda and Ligaya Lacsina. 2011. Manila, Philippines.

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