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Burgher people

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Population approximation of Burger people in 2012[1]

The Burghers are a mixed small group of Eurasian people in Sri Lanka created by the mixed marriage of local women with Portuguese, Dutch, British[2][3] and other European men[4][5] who came to Sri Lanka. Most of the Burghers are found in Sri Lanka. Today, even though their mother tongue is English or other European languages, they also speak many local languages. Sri Lankan Portuguese Creole is one of the most common languages they speak.

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  1. Department of Census and Statistics
  2. Peter Reeves, ed. (2014). The Encyclopedia of the Sri Lankan Diaspora. Editions Didier Millet. p. 28. ISBN 978-981-4260-83-1. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  3. Sarwal, Amit (2015). Labels and Locations: Gender, Family, Class and Caste – The Short Narratives of South Asian Diaspora in Australia. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 34–35. ISBN 978-1-4438-7582-0. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  4. Jupp, James (2001). The Australian People: An Encyclopedia of the Nation, Its People and Their Origins (2 ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 940. ISBN 978-0-521-80789-0.
  5. Ferdinands, Rodney (1995). Proud & Prejudiced: the story of the Burghers of Sri Lanka (PDF). Melbourne: R. Ferdinands. pp. 2–32. ISBN 0-646-25592-4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 March 2015.