Unrecognized ethnic groups in China

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Several ethnic groups of the People's Republic of China are not officially recognized. Taken together, these groups ( wèi shíbié mínzú) number more than 730,000 people; if considered as a single group, they would constitute the twentieth most populous ethnic group of China. There are in addition small distinct ethnic groups that have been classified as part of larger ethnic groups that are officially recognized.

Completely unrecognized ethnic groups include:

Ethnic groups that have been subsumed under the official list of 56 recognized ethnic groups:

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