Any Asian-Salvadorans out there???

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Since: Mar 12

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Apr 11, 2012
I met many people from Asia (mostly Koreans) that grew up in Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Argentina, and Uruguay, but never Met any from El Salvador. Are there any who have Asian blood in them??? I would like to hear from any Salvadoran Korean, Salvadoran, Japanese, Filipino, Thai, etc.

P.S. I have strong admiration and respect for their culture.
Guanakito Azul

Westminster, CA

#2 Apr 21, 2012
Yes, there is some Asians in El Salvador. Actually 2.7%-3.0% of the population is Asian(mostly Korean, Chinese, and Japanese)and a lot of them live in Colonia Escalon and a lot of them work in Galerias Escalon mall selling mostly food and some sell toys, electronics, and clothes

source: I am Salvadoran and I have lived in El Salvador
Laura

Germantown, MD

#3 Aug 1, 2012
Yes. I am Salvadoran and Japanese/Korean. My grandma grew up in el Salvador but he father had both Spanish and Asian ancestry. I am also part European.
William

Huntington Park, CA

#4 Aug 1, 2012
Yes we do, I remember growing up in El Salvador one of my best friends immigrated from china. His family settle in El Salvador, and they owned a Chinese family restaurant.
Proud Salvi

Carlsbad, CA

#5 Aug 9, 2012
Xairos13 wrote:
I met many people from Asia (mostly Koreans) that grew up in Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Argentina, and Uruguay, but never Met any from El Salvador. Are there any who have Asian blood in them??? I would like to hear from any Salvadoran Korean, Salvadoran, Japanese, Filipino, Thai, etc.
P.S. I have strong admiration and respect for their culture.
In El Salvador, Japanese outnumber the number of asians due to the fact that the Japanese have been helping central americans for the last 20 years. Many of them stayed in El Salvador because they got married with locals, as it happened in my family. My aunt is married to a Japanese, so I have japanese cousins, etc.
Jude

Pasadena, CA

#6 Sep 14, 2012
Yes I'm Asian salvadoran
James

Peoria, AZ

#7 Oct 25, 2012
Thank you very much for this website!!! I am half Salvadorean, but many people have often mistaken me or my salvadorean mom for being some sort of Asian. I asked my mom but she is not sure, she knows we have asian blood, but not sure which type. Some say Japanese, and some say Chinese. no one knows for sure. Does anybody know any information on that. Like is there more Chinese in El Salvador or Japanese?
Jen

Terrebonne, Canada

#8 Jul 11, 2013
I'm actually Salvadorian mixed with Chinese, African-American, and Spanish (from Spain). My great grandfather was Chinese, My grandmother was half African-American/Salvadorian, My grandfather was Spanish from Spain, and my other grandmother is of Pipil descent. I still keep the Chinese family name up until now which is Lee ~:) I'm actually very curious about my background, but it's so hard to find :(~ Hope this helps!:D
Chris

Asheville, NC

#9 Oct 2, 2013
Hello,
My parents and family are from El Salvador and I have visited there many time. I look very Asian, and some of my family do have those features also. Is there any where I could research our ancestry from the United States?
Thank you,
Chris
Relshwmzgenwk

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Oct 4, 2013
Nope.
I've never met any salvi with an asian descent, and i've met many diverse people.
You name it, German-Korean, German-Filipino, Italian-Filipino, European-Chinese, and a lot more.
2/3 of the people in my Japanese 1 class were Mexican-Japanese.
Japanese people didn't migrate in central america, it was in Mexico because it was closer to the United States border.
Relshwmzgenwk

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Oct 4, 2013
Just because you look asian doesn't mean that you are asian.
You should look at the last names of your great grandparents
Relshwmzgenwk

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Oct 5, 2013
Proud Salvi wrote:
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In El Salvador, Japanese outnumber the number of asians due to the fact that the Japanese have been helping central americans for the last 20 years. Many of them stayed in El Salvador because they got married with locals, as it happened in my family. My aunt is married to a Japanese, so I have japanese cousins, etc.
I'm sorry but this is complete bogus, you made up many things up here.
I know Japanese people haven't really migrated to places since WW2 and years before that.
They migrated to the US, Mexico, and Brazil. Nowhere else really.
Why would they migrate to El Salvador now if their economy system is doing great and merchandise is highly advance. If they did then why don't I see any sort of history background of them and other asian countries migrate there around the 50s on wiki and other online sources? Even textbooks?
Kevin

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Oct 5, 2013
Relshwmzgenwk wrote:
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I'm sorry but this is complete bogus, you made up many things up here.
I know Japanese people haven't really migrated to places since WW2 and years before that.
They migrated to the US, Mexico, and Brazil. Nowhere else really.
Why would they migrate to El Salvador now if their economy system is doing great and merchandise is highly advance. If they did then why don't I see any sort of history background of them and other asian countries migrate there around the 50s on wiki and other online sources? Even textbooks?
It's like saying, why would Americans and Europeans (Spaniards, British and Nordic Europeans) go to El Salvador if their economy is good? Central Americans are in the U.S., Canada, Australia and some parts of Europe. DO we see any history behind that? There re some Japanese in Central America, but they're only a minority.
Relshwmzgenwk

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Oct 6, 2013
Kevin wrote:
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It's like saying, why would Americans and Europeans (Spaniards, British and Nordic Europeans) go to El Salvador if their economy is good? Central Americans are in the U.S., Canada, Australia and some parts of Europe. DO we see any history behind that? There re some Japanese in Central America, but they're only a minority.
Because they tried to take over that land, simple put.
Salvadorans are mixed with European and native.
They're the most European out of all the central american lands.
The Japanese tried to get to the US so they landed on Brazil and Mexico. Brazil and Mexico had the most resources so yeah.

Since: Mar 12

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Oct 6, 2013
Relshwmzgenwk wrote:
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Because they tried to take over that land, simple put.
Salvadorans are mixed with European and native.
They're the most European out of all the central american lands.
The Japanese tried to get to the US so they landed on Brazil and Mexico. Brazil and Mexico had the most resources so yeah.
Well dude, people are everywhere as far as I know, whether it's included in history or not, but whatever.
Joseph

Hayward, CA

#16 Oct 18, 2013
I'm a mixture of both fillipino and salvadoran. I'm a male , I wonder if there any other mixed breeds out there? More specifically women &#128540;
Kevin

Johnston, IA

#17 Oct 20, 2013
no ones gives a shit ass about mexico! They're talking about salvadoran Asians no mexicaca who got to many chances for the World Cup!
Emilio Gerardo Milian Lin

Daly City, CA

#18 Dec 27, 2013
Xairos13 wrote:
I met many people from Asia (mostly Koreans) that grew up in Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Argentina, and Uruguay, but never Met any from El Salvador. Are there any who have Asian blood in them??? I would like to hear from any Salvadoran Korean, Salvadoran, Japanese, Filipino, Thai, etc.
P.S. I have strong admiration and respect for their culture.
Of course there are asians in El Salvador, my two grand fathers came from Canton China to El Salvador, married salvadorean women (the grandmothers). The first wave of Chinese came from South China before 1950, did not speak spanish but learned the language and culture. The new generation after 1980 of chinese now comes from Taiwan. El Salvador government receives much financial assistance from Taiwan.
You will find many chinese surnamed Quan, Siu, Milian, Linqui (my family), there is a chinese association in El Salvador. My cousin is the president of the association. Most of the family has immigrated to the states, California and Texas mostly.
Karla Lee

Whittier, CA

#19 Feb 7, 2014
i agree my grandparents are korean filipino but migrated to el salvador my parents when they were young had friends from japan and so on so there were asians in el salvador and still are. my moms side of the family is the asian side and my dads is the spaniard side and we did use to live in korea because of our ancestry :) i hope that helped
Pakito Gomez

Annandale, VA

#20 Feb 18, 2014
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