New Zealand’s immigrants have come overwhelmingly from a small number of Western European countries, notably Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia. Other Western European countries contributed comparatively few people to the inflow of immigrants – only a small proportion of New Zealanders trace their ancestry back to Portugal, Spain and Belgium, or to Gibraltar (a British possession) or Malta (which was British until 1964).
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