Madeirans

Madeirans

About Madeirans

The Madeirans live on the two densely populated Madeira islands in the Atlantic ocean. They are Portuguese citizens and ethnically they are closely related to the population of the Iberian peninsula. As in the Azores, long-standing grievances against the Portuguese government during the period of dictatorship have led to a high rate of emigration the majority going to Venezuela and the islandaots population declined by 6% in the 1960s.