Talk:Ethnic groups in Asia

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Nice Article[edit]

Finally a somewhat respectable article that actually describes the people of Asia and not some agenda-laden nonsense. Keep up the good work.


Where is Mongolia?[edit]

Mongolia is culturally and ethnically central asian country. Perhaps geographically east asian. ‚ÄĒPreceding unsigned comment added by 70.162.185.238 (talk) 02:39, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Validity of page[edit]

As with the Ethnic groups in Europe page, we should raise some serious questions about the validity of the whole idea of classifying "Asians" as a group. I highly doubt that anyone with sense would seriously say that the Arabs, Israelis, and Georgians are more like the East Asians like they are like the European extreme, the English or Irish. The Middle East and South Caucasus have always been historically much more intimately tied to what we consider "Europe" than East Asia.

The reality is that Eurasia is one geographical continent. You can divide it up as you like, but its really more of a spectrum. The concept of Asia was invented by racist Europeans, and I think it is important that wwe emphasize in the article that "Asia", just like "Europe" is a percieved region, not a credible one. Probably the best way to deal with Eurasia would be to divide it into 4-5 subcontinents, and even that has problems. We may have to consider seriously reconstructing this page or otherwise doing away with it.

And, may I also bring up that the thing has NO references, even further indicating that the whole thing is based on percieved, rather than factual data. --Yalens (talk) 14:04, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

I think you misunderstand. The "idea of classifying 'Asians' as a group" does indeed exist, whatever its validity, but it is discussed at Asian people, not here. The article title could have given yuo a hint to that I suppose. As to this article, it is basically a master index to ethnographic article on Asian populations. As you can clearly see, it is already structured into subregions, and of course it would be nice to have decent coverage for each subregion individually, but before we get that, somebody will have to sit down and invest work in it. Your claim that "The concept of Asia was invented by racist Europeans" is paranoid nonsense, and sort of discourages me from expecting that you are going to be the editor improving our ethnography articles. --dab (ūíĀ≥) 14:22, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

"Probably the best way to deal with Eurasia would be to divide it into 4-5 subcontinents, and even that has problems." This sounds like Yalens opinion and has no place in the article. Slrubenstein | Talk 01:20, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Mongolia is in Africa?[edit]

I guess Mongolia is in Africa then...Dagvadorj (talk) 17:25, 1 November 2009 (UTC)