Ecuador dating customs
The dominant populace is descended primarily from Spanish colonists and settlers and to a lesser extent from German, Italian, Lebanese, and Asian immigrants.
Spanish is the national language; thirteen indigenous languages are spoken, of which the principal ones are Quichua in the Sierra and the Oriente and Jivaroan in the Oriente.
In 1830, Ecuador took its name from the Spanish word for the equator, which crosses the entire northern sector.
The three mainland regions are referred to as the Coast, the Sierra, and Amazonia, or the Oriente ("east").
Around the Esmeraldas and Chota regions, the African influence would be strong among the small population of Afro-Ecuadorians that account for no more than 10%.