The continent of
Asia covers 29.4% of the Earth's land area and has a population of over 4 billion - accounting for about 56% of the world population. Together, China's and India's populations are estimated to be around 2.6 billion people.
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Economy [ edit ]
Economically, most of Asia is traditionally considered part of the "
Second World", with the significant exception of the industrialized " First World" nations of Israel, Japan, and South Korea. Asian nations in the G20 major economies are China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Turkey. Of these, Russia and Japan are also in the G8, and additionally China and India in the G8+5.
Human Development Index is mostly in the "medium" range of 0.5-0.8, with 13 countries in the "high" range:
Ethnicities [ edit ]
Central Asian peoples: Turkic peoples, Iranian peoples, Mongols, Russians
East Asian peoples: List of Chinese ethnic groups ( historical), Sino-Tibetan peoples, Japanese people, Koreans Northern Asia:
List of indigenous peoples of Russia: Indigenous peoples of Siberia; Finno-Ugric peoples; Tungusic peoples
Ethnic groups of South Asia: Ethnic groups of India, Ethnic groups in Pakistan, Dravidians, Indo-Aryans, Munda people
Ethnic groups of Southeast Asia: Austronesian peoples, Tai peoples; List of ethnic groups in Cambodia, ethnic groups in Indonesia, List of ethnic groups in Laos, Ethnic groups of the Philippines, List of ethnic groups in Vietnam
Ethnic groups in West Asia: Arab people, Peoples of the Caucasus (transcontinental), Ethnic minorities in Iran, Ethnic minorities in Iraq; Semites, Iranian peoples, Turkmen, Turks
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