|4.4 million (2022)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States||1,905,000 (2022)|
|French Guiana||82,500 (2022)|
|Other countries combined||87,577|
Indigenous languages (0.082%)
The Brazilian diaspora is the migration of Brazilians to other countries, a mostly recent phenomenon that has been driven mainly by economic recession and hyperinflation that afflicted Brazil in the 1980s and early 1990s, and since 2014, by the political and economic crisis that culminated in the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in 2016 and the election of Jair Bolsonaro in 2018, in addition to chronic violence in Brazilian urban centers.
There are an estimated 4,4 million Brazilians living abroad,: 4 mainly in the U.S. (1,905,000), Paraguay (245,850), Portugal (275,000), United Kingdom (220,000), Japan (206,259), Spain (165,000), Italy (162,000), Germany (138,955) and Canada (122,400).
Main article: Brazilian Americans
There were an estimated 246,000 Brazilian Americans as of 2007. Another source gives an estimate of some 800,000 Brazilians living in the U.S. in 2000, while still another estimates that as of 2008[update] some 1,100,000 Brazilians live in the United States, 300,000 of them in Florida. As of 2022, Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs estimates some 1,905,000 Brazilians living in the United States. Major concentrations are in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Wisconsin, and California.
West 46th Street has historically been a commercial center for Brazilians living or visiting New York City. In 1995 the city officially recognized it as "Little Brazil Street".
In Massachusetts, there is a very small but significant concentration of Brazilian immigrants in the town of Framingham, which in recent years has spilt out into the neighboring towns of Marlborough and Hudson, among others. In the Brazilian community, it is said that Pompano Beach in Florida has the greatest concentration of Brazilians in the USA. The Brazilian communities in these towns are vibrant, having contributed much to the local cuisine and culture, but Brazilian immigrants often feel discriminated against and are often thought to be illegal immigrants by their non-Brazilian neighbors.
A disproportionate number of Brazilians who have emigrated to the US came from the town of Governador Valadares, in the state of Minas Gerais.
Main article: Brazilians in the United Kingdom
There are no precise figures for the number of Brazilians living in the UK. The 1991 Census recorded 9,301 Brazilian-born people in the UK, and the 2001 Census recorded 15,215. In 2004, the Brazilian Consulate in London recorded 13,000 Brazilians who had voluntarily registered themselves with them, but said this was not an accurate figure for the number living in the UK; the Brazilian Embassy estimated that figure to be about 80,000. The Office for National Statistics estimates suggest that there were 56,000 Brazilian-born people resident in the UK in 2008. In 2015, the Brazilian Consulate estimated a total of 120,000 Brazilians resident in the UK. The ONS estimated that in 2018, 87,000 people born in Brazil were living in the UK. As of 2022, about 220,000 Brazilians live in United Kingdom.
Main article: Brazilians in Japan
The majority of Brazilians living in Japan are of Japanese descent, and the Immigration Act was altered to allow children and grandchildren of Japanese nationals, as well as their non-Japanese spouse, to receive a work permit easily. Most of them live in industrial areas where there used to be a plenty of job offers at factories, such as Aichi, Shizuoka and Gunma Prefectures, among others. While approximately 300,000 Brazilians lived there at its climax, the economic crisis in 2008 slashed their job and more than a third of them have decided to return to Brazil. As of 2022, the number of Brazilians in Japan continues to decrease. The Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs estimates 206,259 Brazilians living in Japan, while in 2020, there was 209,000 Brazilians in Japan.
Main article: Brazilian Canadian
There are an estimated 122,000 Brazilians living in Canada. Major concentrations are in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary.
Main article: Brazilians in Germany
The 2022 estimates from Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs shows 138,955 Brazilians living in Germany.
Main article: Brazilians in France
Main article: Brazilians in Portugal
Portugal is another important destination for Brazilians, owing to a common language and given the fact that a significant number of Brazilians already hold Portuguese citizenship (particularly after Portugal modified its nationality law to be able to bestow it upon any grandchild of a verified Portuguese citizen). Cultural similarities are abundant and the Portuguese are fairly acquainted with Brazilian pop culture. Approximately a fourth of all foreigners currently residing in Portugal are Brazilian citizens.
Brazilians and their descendants living in Paraguay are called Brasiguayos. This numerous community of landowners is mainly involved in agriculture.
Main article: Brazilian immigration to Mexico
Main article: Brazilian Australians
Main article: Brazilians in Angola
|Brazilian Diaspora per Consulate in 2022|
|2||New York City||United States||500,000|
|4||Ciudad del Este||Paraguay||98,000|
|7||Los Angeles||United States||115,000|
|13||San Francisco||United States||65,000|
|22||Salto do Guairá||Paraguay||30,000|
|25||Washington D.C.||United States||45,000|
|46||Santa Cruz de la Sierra||Bolivia||20,000|
|50||Pedro Juan Caballero||Paraguay||29,000|
|54||Abu Dhabi||United Arab Emirates||6,000|
|86||Santo Domigno||Dominican Republic||900|
|96||San Jose||Costa Rica||1,500|
|98||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||1,200|
|106||San Salvador||El Salvador||500|
|113||Cape Town||South Africa||1,200|
|123||Brazzaville||Republic of the Congo||9625|
|133||Paso de Los Libres||Argentina||3,000|
|142||Kinshasa||Democratic Republic of the Congo||120|
|145||Dar es Salam||Tanzania||8126|
|150||Sao Tome||São Tomé and Príncipe||131|
|171||Sarajevo||Bosnia and Herzegovina||50|
|182||Vatican City||Vatican City||10|
|185||Port of Spain||Trinidad and Tobago||5632|
1Data from 2018 - In 2020, Brazil closed its embassy in Caracas during the Venezuelan presidential crisis. The embassy is reopening in 2023.
2The Brazilian Embassy in Port of Spain is responsible for Brazilians in Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba and Curaçao. There is 250 Brazilians living in Aruba, 200 in Curaçao and 113 in Trinidad and Tobago.
3The Brazilian Embassy in Bridgetown is responsible for Brazilians in multiple Caribbean nations, there is Brazilians living in Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
5In the case of European Union countries, due to the Schengen Space, Brazilians registered in other consulate or those who hold dual citizenship might live in other country. The Consulate of Brazil in Brussels is responsible for Brazilians in Luxembourg. There is 8.000 Brazilians living in Luxembourg.
6The Embassy of Brazil in Sófia is also responsible for Brazilians in North Macedonia.
7The Embassy of Brazil to Denmark is responsible for Brazilians in Lithuania.
8 The Consulate of Brazil in Barcelona is responsible for Brazilians in Andorra.
9 The Embassy of Brazil in Oslo is also responsible for Brazilians in Iceland. There is 287 Brazilians living in Iceland.
10The Consulates of Brazil in Italy are responsible for Brazilians in Malta and San Marino.
11The Embassy of Brazil to Ukraine is responsible for Brazilians in Moldova. There is 12 Brazilians living in Moldova.
12The Embassy of Brazil to France is responsible for Brazilians in Monaco. There is 100 Brazilians living in Monaco.
13The Embassy of Brazil to Serbia is responsible for Brazilians in Montenegro. There is 41 Brazilians living in Montenegro.
14The Embassy of Brazil to Sweden is responsible for Brazilians in Latvia.
15The Consulate of Brazil in Zurich is responsible for Brazilians in Liechtenstein.
16The Embassy of Brazil to Saudi Arabia is responsible for Brazilians in Yemen.
17The Embassy of Brazil in Pretoria is responsible for Brazilians in Lesotho and Mauritius.
18The Embassy of Brazil to Benin is also responsible for Brazilians in Niger.
19The Embassy of Brazil to Kenya is responsible for Brazilians in Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda. There is 280 Brazilians living in Kenya, 15 in Burundi, 35 in Rwanda, 20 in Somalia and 50 in Uganda.
20The Embassy of Brazil to Cameroon is responsible for Brazilians in Chad. There is 16 Brazilians living in Chad.
21The Embassy of Brazil to Egypt is responsible for Brazilians in Eritrea.
22The Embassy of Brazil to Mozambique is responsible for Brazilians in Eswatini and Madagascar. There is 9 Brazilians living in Eswatini and 20 in Madagascar.
23The Embassy of Brazil to Ethiopia is responsible for Brazilians in Djibouti and South Sudan.
24The Embassy of Brazil to Ghana is responsible for Brazilians in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
25The Embassy of Brazil to Republic of Congo is responsible for Brazilians in Central African Republic.
26The Embassy of Brazil to Tanzania is responsible for Brazilians in Seychelles and Comoros. There is 1 Brazilian living in Seychelles.
27The Embassy of Brazil to Malasya is responsible for Brazilians in Brunei. There is 5 Brazilians living in Brunei.
28The Embassy of Brazil to Thailand is responsible for Brazilians in Cambodia and Laos. There is 15 Brazilians living in Cambodia.
29The Embassy of Brazil to Kazakhstan is responsible for Brazilians in Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. There is 1 Brazilian living in Kyrgyzstan.
30The Embassy of Brazil to China is responsible for Brazilians in Mongolia.
31The Embassy of Brazil to Philippines is responsible for Brazilians in Marshall Islands, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. There is 3 Brazilians living in Guam and 1 living in the Federated States of Micronesia.
32The Embassy of Brazil to India is responsible for Brazilians in Bhutan.
33The Embassy of Brazil to Pakistan is responsible for Brazilians in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. There is 4 Brazilians living in Tajikistan.
34The Embassy of Brazil to Sri Lanka is responsible for Brazilians in Maldives.
35The Embassy of Brazil to Russia is responsible for Brazilians in Uzbekistan. There is 6 Brazilians living in Uzbekistan.
36The Embassy of Brazil to Australia is responsible for Brazilians in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Nauru and Solomon Islands. There is 5 Brazilians living in Papua New Guinea, 10 in Vanuatu and 5 in Fiji.
37The Consulate of Brazil in Sydney is responsible for Brazilians in French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, Pitcairn Islands and American Samoa.
38The Embassy of Brazil to New Zealand is responsible for Brazilians in Tokelau, Cook Islands, Niue, Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa and Tuvalu.