El Salvadoran

El Salvadoran

Central American ǀ Central American

El Salvador

Photo: El Salvadoran women in traditional dress

El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America. El Salvador is primarily made up of three ethnic groups; Mestizos, which are a combination of Europeans and Indians, Amerindians and the Europeans. Mestizos are 89%, Amerindians are about 10% and Europeans are about 1%. El Salvador Culture has the influence of both Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. Historically El Salvador has had diverse Native American cultures, coming from the north and south of the continent along with local populations mixed together. El Salvador belongs to both to the Mesoamerican region in the western part of the country, and to the Isthmo-Colombian Area in the eastern part of the country, where a myriad of indigenous societies have lived side by side for centuries with their unique cultures and speaking different indigenous languages of the Americas. Today, Central American Spanish is spoken by the majority of the country’s population

El Salvadoran (n=296) represents 296 unrelated El Salvadoran individuals who were sampled in 2006 by the Area de Laboratorio Ertzaintza in Bizkaia, Spain.s;

Source publication: Genetic Variation for 15 Short Tandem Repeat Loci in an El Salvadoran (Central America) Population, JFS, 2006, p451-452.

[Population 309]

El Salvadoran (n=228) represents 228 unrelated El Salvadorians sampled in 2004 by the Institute of Legal Medicine in San Salvador and the Department of Human Identification, Genomica, Spain.

Source publication: Population genetic data from El Salvador (Central America) using AmpFlSTR Identifiler PCR Amplification Kit, Progress in Forensic Genetics 10, 2004, p223-225.

[Population 220]