Total population
c. 1.5 million
Regions with significant populations
 Macau152,616 [1]
 United Kingdom~80,000 (Luso-Indians) [2][3][4]
 Israel60,000 [5][6][7][8]
 Sri Lanka~40,000 (Burghers) [9][10]
 Malaysia37,000(Kristang) [11][12]
 Timor Leste20,853 [13]
 Hong Kong21,000 [14][15][16]
 United Arab Emirates5,500 [17]
 Turkey4,364 [18]
 Thailand3,500 (of whom 1,850 from Kudi Chin community)[19][20]
 China2,312 [21]
 Qatar2,293 [22]
 Japan785 [23]
 Indonesia667 (not including Lamno and Tugu)[24]
 Philippines623 [25]
 Saudi Arabia500 [26]
 Taiwan312 [27]
 South Korea190 [28]
 Lebanon100 [29]
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 Eurasian 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, which 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.[30]

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.

  1. ^ "Observatório da Emigração - Macau".
  2. ^ "Brexit aos portugueses de origem indiana".
  3. ^ "Third of UK's Portuguese immigrants are Luso-Indians".
  5. ^ "Observatório da Emigração-Israel".
  6. ^ "Still possible for Sephardi Jews to obtain Portuguese citizenship, but process is more difficult".
  7. ^ "Portugal says nearly 21,000 Israelis applied for citizenship last year".
  8. ^ "The trend of Israelis applying for Portuguese nationality".
  9. ^ "The fading identity of Burgers" (PDF).
  10. ^ "People of Sri Lanka" (PDF).
  11. ^ "Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei".
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Observatório da Emigração- Timor Leste".
  14. ^ "Associação Internacional dos Lusodescendentes instala-se em Hong Kong".
  15. ^ ""Uncle Ray", célebre animador de rádio lusodescendente, morre aos 98 anos em Hong Kong".
  16. ^ "Hong Kong: Portugal acompanha com "cuidado e atenção" situação em Macau".
  17. ^ "De Portugal nos Emirados Árabes Unidos" (PDF).
  18. ^ "Observatório da Emigração-Turquia".
  19. ^ "Observatório da Emigração-Tailândia".
  20. ^ "ลายกนก ตอน ปั่นไป...หัวใจติดล้อ ช่วง 2Line Kanok ep Spinning...the heart on wheels 2 edition".
  21. ^ "Observatório da Emigração-China".
  22. ^ "Observatório da Emigração".
  23. ^ "在留外国人統計(旧登録外国人統計) / 在留外国人統計".
  24. ^ "Observatório da Emigração-Indonésia".
  25. ^ "Observatório da Emigração-Filipinas".
  27. ^ "Foreigners by nationality".
  28. ^ "Observatório da Emigração".
  29. ^ "Beirute. MNE insta portugueses no Líbano a manterem contacto com embaixada".
  30. ^ 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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