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Local Immigrant Population*
*Immigrant Population is an estimated sum of the number of naturalized Americans from this country and citizens from this country living in the Seattle Metro Area under any sort of immigration visa. It does not count the American offspring or descendants of immigrants from this country, which can go back many generations and account for large numbers of people. 1,000 is the default number when we don’t have a better count.
It might surprise some people to learn that most Eritreans speak two or three languages with a high rate of literacy. The country was part of Ethiopia until independence in 1991. Conflict on the Horn of Africa drove many Eritreans out of the country. Imagine that journey and the culture shock when they arrived.
The Seattle region has been fortunate to become the ultimate landing spot for many Eritreans who left the palm trees and sand of the Red Sea for the evergreens and snow capped mountains of Washington State. Descendants from this part of the world date their histories back in millennia. Their traditions of music, dance, fashion, and food are alive and well here for anyone who wants to learn about and experience them.
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Covid has ruined the travel plans of so many people. Maybe you are one of them. Family trips, honeymoons, first time overseas trips postponed and cancelled. Please explore this directory to create your own Round-the-World experience without traveling far from Seattle.
Believe it or not, in 2022, New York City passed a law granting non-US citizens the right to vote in certain local and municipal elections. Will Seattle follow NYC? Time will tell. If that comes to be, then this directory should be indispensable. Let us know what you think.