In the Knightfall series of comics, Bane is a Central American of a possibly mixed ethnicity (see here).
In The Dark Knight Rises, it is more ambiguous — Alfred, having researched Bane, mentions that Bane spent time in a prison in an "older part of the world".
Bane himself speaks English in a roughly English accent, albeit muffled.
In the Nolan trilogy, what is Bane's ethnicity?
Are there any authoritative statements on this?
Note: The location of the prison may be significant in arriving at an answer, but the location alone is not enough to form a conclusion.