|Regions with significant populations|
|Dutch · Sranan Tongo · Portuguese|
|Related ethnic groups|
The first Portuguese people arrived from the Portuguese island of Madeira before 1834, having been sponsored by a coalition of planters and by the colonial government. Portuguese Sephardic Jews had settled in the 17th century before the Dutch arrived. Portuguese Jewish communities also exist in Aruba, Barbados and Curaçao. They were known as the "Curaçao Portuguese" within the larger Portuguese community.