What are some characteristics of Colombian people?


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Colombian people are characterized as friendly, talkative, emotional, soccer-loving, family-oriented and beautiful. Colombians come in all shapes, colors and sizes because of the influx of African slaves to the region in the early 16th century. Colombians can have blond hair and blue eyes or black hair and brown eyes. There isn't a set physical feature that characterizes these diverse group of people. Colombian women are considered some of the most beautiful women in the world.

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African slaves mixed with the native population, hence estimates show that about 75 percent of the Colombian population is of mixed heritage. Colombians were also colonized by Spaniards, hence the population is a mix of indigenous Colombians, Africans and Europeans. This means that a Colombian person can have really dark complexion or be really fair.

Colombians are very family-oriented because of the prevalence of poverty in the region and the necessity for close familial relationships to help improve the family's overall standard of living. Famous Colombians are Shakira, Sofia Vergera, John Leguizamo, James Rodriquez and Pablo Escobar. Because most Americans are only familiar with Colombian women like Shakira and Sofia Vergera, the statement that Colombian women are some of the world's most beautiful women is generally accepted.

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