Irish Brazilians

Irish Brazilians
Regions with significant populations
Predominantly in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
Portuguese · English · Irish
Roman Catholicism and others
Related ethnic groups
Other Brazilians, white Brazilians (specially Confederados), other American Brazilians, English Brazilians and Scottish Brazilians

Irish Brazilians (Portuguese: Irlando-brasileiros or Hiberno-brasileiros; Irish: Gael-Brasaíle) are Brazilian citizens of Irish ancestry, or Irish-born people residing in Brazil. Many Irish immigrants to Brazil changed their surnames to resemble Portuguese names more closely, often losing the common prefix 'O'.[1][2]

See also



  1. Murray, Edmundo (1 July 2006). "Brazil and Ireland". Society for Irish Latin American Studies. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  2. Sullivan, Eileen A. (17 September 2004). "Irish mercenaries in 19th century Brazil". Retrieved 13 October 2016.

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