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SOBRE EL PROCESO DE MESTIZAJE EN VENEZUELA

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ABSTRACT espués de más de 500 años de iniciado el proce-so de conquista y coloni-zación, la distribución de la población en Venezuela no es resultado de un proceso azaroso. Es posible ubicar numerosos pobla-dos fundados por familias europeas, espe-cialmente españoles de origen canario, vas-co y gallego, distribuidos por gran parte del territorio nacional; poblaciones originadas a partir de descendientes de esclavos que con-tinúan ocupando las áreas geográficas don-de estaban las haciendas coloniales, lugar de trabajo de sus antepasados; mientras que la población aborigen sobreviviente fue inte-grada a la población mestiza urbana o des-plazada a lugares de difícil acceso, constitu-yendo actualmente alrededor del 2% de la población general (INE, 2001). Se afirma que la pobla-ción venezolana así distribuida es producto 0378-1844/10/09/654-07 $ 3.00/0

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