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=== Chinese People of Panama  ===
=== Chinese People of Panama  ===
The Chinese influence in Panama dates back to over 150 years. 
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Template:Panama-stubPanama Gotoarrow.png Ethnic Groups

Indigenous Groups of Panama

Indigenous groups currently inhabit five "comarcas" in Panama; although, some groups like the Teribe and Bri Bri are so small that they do not have a comarca.

Group Location
Emberá  Areas of Darién, by the banks of rivers such as the Chucunaque, Tuira, Balsas, Chico, Jaqué, Sambú, Río Bagre
Wounaan By the banks of Río Chagres en Alto Chagres, Mocambo Abajo, San Antonio, Gamboa, and Emberá Gatún
Kunas Archipielago of Kuna Yala
Ngöbe - Buglé Provinces of Chiriquí, Bocas del Toro, and Veraguas
Teribe (Nazo) Western part of the province of Bocas del Toro,primarily along the banks of the Teribe river
Bokotá Small communities spread between the provinces of Bocas del Toro and Veraguas.
Bri Bri On the border with Costa Rica, near the Río Yorkín y Sixaola tributary in the province of Bocas del Toro

The Embera-Wounaan people are also known as Choco and the Ngobe-Bugle people are also known as Guaymi. The Teribe and Bri Bri populations are small and they do not live in a 'Comarca."

Extinct Indigenous Groups

Some indigenous groups are extinct, such as the Doraz or Dorasque people, who mainly inhabited the town of Dolega in the province of Chiriqui. The Dorasque eventually intermarried with the local population and ceased to exist as a distinct group. However, they left behind a written language. 


  • Research paper on current indigenous groups in Panama.


  • Description of indigenous groups in Panama.


  • Geographical location (comarcas) of indigenous groups in Panama.


  • Bibliography of indigenous groups in Panama.


Jewish People of Panama


Chinese People of Panama

The Chinese influence in Panama dates back to over 150 years.