Chilean People. Meet famous people from Chile and important Chilean personalities that they have earned international recognition.
Chile, a country of some 17 million people, is the birthplace of many internationally-famous figures from all walks of life. The country’s national language is Spanish, stemming from when the country was ruled by Spain. Because of its cultural heritage, many Chilean people are of Spanish descent.
In this section, you find information about all of these people, some from politics, some from fashion, and some from the world of literature. Read about Augusto Pinochet, the man who ruled Chile from 1974-1990. From the fashion world you can find out more about Mario Cornejo, a successful designer. Delve into the literary sphere and discover more about Isabel Allende or Pablo Neruda.
Chile is home to a significant indigenous population, with native languages such as Mapudungun, Aymara and Quechua. The Chilean indigenous population makes up about five percent of the country’s people.
With luck, you will find out more about this fascinating country’s culture by reading about its people!