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The following is a list of contemporary ethnic groups.

There has been constant debate over the classification of ethnic groups. Membership of an ethnic group tends to be associated with shared cultural heritage, ancestry, history, homeland, language or dialect, the term culture specifically including aspects such as religion, mythology and ritual, cuisine, dressing style, etc. By the nature of the concept, ethnic groups tend to be divided into ethnic subgroups, which may themselves be or not be identified as independent ethnic groups depending on the source consulted.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The groups commonly identified as "ethnic groups" (as opposed to ethno-linguistic phyla, national groups, racial groups or similar). Smaller groups are often indigenous peoples.

Name Native language (primary language) Primary homeland Population (estimate) Subgroups Majority (plurality) religion and sect
Acholi Nilo-SaharanNiloticWestern NiloticLuoAcholi Uganda, South Sudan 1.2 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Afar AfroasiaticCushiticLowland East CushiticAfar Afar Region (Ethiopia), Djibouti, Eritrea 2.3–4.2 million Sunni Islam
Agbagyi Niger-CongoAtlantic–CongoVolta–NigerNupoidGwari Nigeria .35 million Christianity, Islam, traditional African religions
Akan Niger-CongoKwaPotou-TanoAkan Ghana, Ivory Coast 20 million Asante, Akuapem, Akyem, Wassa, Abron, Anyi, Baoulé, Sefwi, Nzema, Ahanta, Tchaman, Abbé, numerous slave descents (Afro-Brazilians, African Americans, Haitians, Afro-Caribbeans) Christianity, Akan religion, Sunni Islam
Albanians Indo-EuropeanAlbanian Albania, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, Ulcinj and Gusinje (Montenegro), Preševo Valley (Serbia) 7–8 million (Balkans only) Ghegs, Tosks, Arbëreshë Sunni Islam, Christianity, Agnostic
Amhara Afroasiatic languagesSemiticAmharic Ethiopia 30 million ChristianityEthiopian Orthodoxy
Islam
Arabs AfroasiaticSemiticArabic Arab world 430–450 million[1] Arab Americans, Bedouins, Maghrebis, Mauritanians, Moroccans, Algerians, Tunisians, Sudanese, Palestinians, Lebanese, Syrians, Egyptians, Jordanians, Iraqis, Kuwaitis, Bahrains, Qataris, Emiratis, Omanis, Yemenis, Saudis, Iranian Arabs, Turkish Arabs, Israeli Arabs IslamSunni Islam (93%)
Christianity (7%)
Armenians Indo-EuropeanArmenian Armenia 12 million Hemshin peoples ChristianityOriental Orthodoxy
Assamese Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIndo-AryanAssamese India (Assam) 15 million[2] Hinduism
Assyrians AfroasiaticSemiticAssyrian Neo-Aramaic Iraq, Iran, Syria, Turkey 2–3.3 million ChristianitySyriac Christianity
Azerbaijanis TurkicOghuzAzerbaijani Iran, Azerbaijan 28–35 million Karapapaks, Afshar, Bayat, Baharlu, Shahsevan, Qaradaghis, Ayrums, Qizilbash, Iranian Azerbaijanis, Georgian Azerbaijanis IslamShia Islam
Balochis Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIranianBalochi Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan
(Balochistan Province, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Nimruz Province)
8.8 million IslamSunni Islam
Bamars Sino-TibetanLolo-BurmeseBurmishBurmese Myanmar 30 million BuddhismTheravada Buddhism
Bambara Niger-CongoMandeMandingBambara Mali 2.7 million Islam
Bashkirs TurkicKipchakBashkir Bashkortostan (Russia) 2 million Islam
Basques Basque Basque Country 2.4 million ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Belarusians Indo-EuropeanSlavicEast SlavicBelarusian Belarus 9.5–10 million ChristianityEastern Orthodoxy
Bemba Niger–CongoBantuSabiBemba Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique 0.74[3]–3.3 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Bengalis Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIndo-AryanBengali Bangladesh, India (West Bengal, Tripura Barak Valley), Myanmar (Arakan) 300 million[4] Bangladeshis, Bengali Hindus, Bengali Muslims, Chittagonians, Sylhetis, Rohingyas Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism
Berbers AfroasiaticBerber North Africa 25–30 million[5]–50 million[6][7][8][9] Tuaregs IslamSunni Islam
Beti-Pahuin Niger–CongoBantuBeti Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea 8.3 million Fang, Ewondo, Eton, Bulu, Bebil, Bebele Christianity, traditional African religions (including Bwiti)
Bosniaks Indo-EuropeanSlavicSouth SlavicBosnian Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–4.5 million IslamSunni Islam
Brahui DravidianBrahui Pakistan 2.4 million[10] Islam
Bulgarians Indo-EuropeanSlavicSouth SlavicBulgarian Bulgaria, Western Outlands, Budjak, Macedonia 9–11.3 million Macedonians, Bessarabian Bulgarians, Pomaks, Banat Bulgarians ChristianityEastern Orthodoxy
Catalans Indo-EuropeanRomanceCatalan Spain, France 8–10 million[11] Valencians, Balearics ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Chuvash TurkicOghurChuvash Chuvashia (Russia) 2 million ChristianityEastern Orthodoxy
Circassians Northwest CaucasianCircassian Russia (see also; Circassia) 4–8 million IslamSunni Islam
Chewa Niger–CongoBantuNyasaChewa Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique 12 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Cornish Indo-EuropeanCelticCornish

Indo-EuropeanGermanicWest GermanicEnglishAnglo-Cornish

Cornwall 6–11 million Christianity
Corsicans Indo-EuropeanRomanceCorsican Corsica 0.33 million Christianity
Croats Indo-EuropeanSlavicSouth SlavicCroatian Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.5–8.5 million Italian Croats (Molise Croats) ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Czechs Indo-EuropeanSlavicWest SlavicCzech Czech Republic 10–12 million (ChristianityRoman Catholicism)
Danes Indo-EuropeanGermanicNorth GermanicDanish Denmark 7 million Danes ChristianityLutheranism
Dinka Nilo-SaharanNiloticWestern NiloticDinka South Sudan 5 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Dutch Indo-EuropeanGermanicWest GermanicDutch Netherlands 16–29 million[12] Flemings, Surinamese, Dutch Indonesians, Afrikaners (ChristianityProtestantism, Roman Catholicism)
English Indo-EuropeanGermanicWest GermanicEnglish England 100 million Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, Antiguans, Bahamians, Barbadians, Belizeans, Dominicans, Grenadians, Guyanese, Jamaicans, Saint Helenians, Tristanians, Bermudians, Virgin Islanders, Caymanians, Falkland Islanders, Montserratians, Kittitians, Saint Lucians, Vincentians, Trinidadians, Pitcairn Islanders ChristianityProtestantism
Estonians UralicFinnicEstonian Estonia 1 million (ChristianityLutheranism)
Faroese Indo-EuropeanGermanicNorth GermanicFaroese Faroe Islands 0.08–0.09 million ChristianityLutheranism
Finns UralicFinnicFinnish Finland 6.5 million ChristianityLutheranism
French Indo-EuropeanRomanceFrench France 100 million[13] Quebecers, Walloons, Romands, Arpitans, Aostans, Haitians, French West Indians, French Guianese ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Frisians Indo-EuropeanGermanicWest GermanicFrisian Frisia (Netherlands, Germany) 1.5 million ChristianityAnglicanism
Fula Niger-CongoAtlantic-CongoSenegambianFula West Africa 20 million numerous slave descents (Afro-Brazilians, African Americans, Haitians, Afro-Caribbeans) Islam
Ga-Adangbe Niger–CongoKwaGa-Dangme Greater Accra (Ghana) 2 million Ga, Adangbe Christianity, traditional African religions (including Bwiti)
Gagauz TurkicOghuzGagauz Gagauzia (Moldova) 0.2 million ChristianityEastern Orthodoxy
Galician Indo-EuropeanRomanceGalician Galicia 3 million ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Ganda Niger-CongoBantuGreat Lakes BantuGanda Buganda (Uganda) 6.2 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Georgians KartvelianGeorgian Georgia 5–7 million Mingrelians, Svans ChristianityEastern Orthodoxy
Germans Indo-EuropeanGermanicWest GermanicGerman Germany, Austria 100–150 million[14] Austrians, Bavarians, Franconians, Saxons, Swabians, Thuringii, Prussians, Hessians, Pomeranians, Volga Germans ChristianityRoman Catholicism, Lutheranism
Greeks Indo-EuropeanGreek Greece,

Cyprus

14–17 million Griko people, Pontic Greeks, Cappadocian Greeks, Albanian Greeks, Northern Epirotes ChristianityEastern Orthodoxy
Guaranis AmerindSouthern AmerindEquatorialTupiTupi-GuaraniGuaranis Amazonia 0.03 million Paraguayans, Bolivians, Argentines, Brazilians Guarani mythology, Roman Catholicism
Gujarati Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIndo-AryanGujarati India (Gujarat) 50–60 million[15] Gujarati Muslims Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism
Hadiya AfroasiaticCushiticHighland East CushiticHadiyya Hadiya & Gurage Zones (Ethiopia) 1 million Badawwaachcho, Leemo, Mareko, Shaashoogo, Sooro Christianity, Islam
Han Sino-TibetanSiniticChinese China, Singapore, Taiwan 1,300 million[16] Mandarin, Cantonese, Min-Taiwanese, Gan, Hakka, Xiang, Wu, Jin, Chinese Muslims, Malaysian Chinese Atheism, Chinese Folk Religion, Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Islam
Hausa AfroasiaticChadicHausa Niger, Nigeria 50 million Islam
Hui Sino-TibetanSiniticChinese China 10 million IslamSunni Islam
Hungarians UralicUgricHungarian Hungary 13.1–14.7 million ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Ibibio Niger-CongoAtlantic-CongoBenue–CongoCross RiverLower Cross RiverIbibio-EfikIbibio Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria 5 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Icelanders Indo-EuropeanGermanicNorth GermanicIcelandic Iceland 0.45 million ChristianityLutheranism
Igbo Niger-CongoAtlantic-CongoVolta-NigerIgboidIgbo Igboland (Nigeria) 34 million numerous slave descents (Afro-Brazilians, African Americans, Haitians, Afro-Caribbeans) Christianity, Odinani
Ijaw Niger-CongoIjaw Niger Delta – Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta states of Nigeria 10 million Christianity
Irish Indo-EuropeanCelticIrish
(Indo-EuropeanGermanicWest GermanicHiberno-English)[17]
Ireland 70–80 million[18] Irish Travellers ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Italians Indo-EuropeanRomanceItalian Italy[19] 60–140 million[20] ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Japanese JaponicJapanese Japan 129 million[21] Buddhism, Shinto
Javanese AustronesianMalayo-PolynesianJavanese Java 105 million[22] Cirebonese, Osing, Tenggerese, Boyanese, Samin, Banyumasan IslamSunni Islam, Hinduism
Jews AfroasiaticSemiticNorthwest SemiticCanaaniteHebrew Israel 14–14.5 million Israelis, Ashkenazim, Mizrahim, Sephardim, Teimanim, Kochinim, Etiopim, and more. Judaism
Kannadigas DravidianKannada India

(Karnataka)

37–55 million Hinduism
Kanuri Nilo-SaharanSaharanKanuri Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon 10 million Islam
Karen Sino-TibetanTibeto-BurmanKaren Karen State, Burma, Thailand 7 millions Karen, Pwo Karen Theravada Buddhism, Christianity
Kashmiris DardicKashmiri India (Kashmir Valley), Pakistan (Neelum Valley and Leepa Valley of Azad Kashmir ) 5.6 million[23][24] Kashmiri Muslims, Kashmiri Pandits, Kashmiris of Punjab IslamSunni Islam, Hinduism
Kazakhs TurkicKipchakKazakh Kazakhstan 14 million IslamSunni Islam
Khas Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIndo-AryanPahariNepali Nepal 12.9 million Chhetri, Bahun, Nepalis Hinduism
Kikuyu Niger-CongoBantuNortheast BantuKikuyu Kenya 9.9 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Kongo Niger-CongoBantuKongo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Angola, Gabon 10 million numerous slave descents (Afro-Brazilians, African Americans, Haitians, Afro-Caribbeans) Christianity
Konkani Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIndo-AryanKonkani India (Goa) 7.4 million[2] Hinduism
Koreans KoreanicKorean Korea 82.5 million[25] Buddhism, Christianity
Kurds Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIranianKurdish Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria (see also; Kurdistan) 30–38 million Kurmanjis, Sorans, Zazas, Gorans Sunni Islam, Shia Islam -> Alevism, Christianity, Yazidism
Kyrgyz TurkicKipchakKyrgyz Kyrgyzstan 4.5 million IslamSunni Islam
Lango Nilo-SaharanNiloticWestern NiloticLuoLango Uganda 1.8 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Latvians Indo-EuropeanBalticLatvian Latvia 1.5–1.6 million ChristianityLutheranism
Lithuanians Indo-EuropeanBalticLithuanian Lithuania 3.7–4.1 million ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Laz KartvelianLaz Turkey, Georgia 0.2–1 million IslamSunni Islam, Christianity
Luba Niger-CongoBantuLubanLuba Democratic Republic of the Congo 13 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Lun Bawang/Lundayeh Lun Bawang/Lundayeh Minority of Sabah, Minority of Sarawak, Minority of Brunei, Minority of Borneo 0.050 million Lun Bawang , Lundayeh Christianity, Islam, Anisims(Traditional Borneo religion)
Luo Nilo-SaharanNiloticWestern NiloticLuoLuo Kenya, Tanzania 7 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Macedonians Indo-EuropeanSlavicSouth SlavicMacedonian Macedonia, Republic of Macedonia, Greece (Greek Macedonia), Bulgaria (Blagoevgrad Province), Albania (Mala Prespa and Golloborda), Serbia (Prohor Pcinjski) and Kosovo (Gora region). 2.5–5 million ChristianityEastern Orthodoxy
Malays AustronesianMalayo-PolynesianMalay Malay world 30 million Bruneians, Kedahans, Pattani, Kelantanese, Terengganuans, Pahang, Perakians, Berau IslamSunni Islam
Malayali DravidianMalayalam India (Kerala) 40–60 million Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism
Maltese AfroasiaticSemiticArabicSiculo-ArabicMaltese Malta 0.7 million Gozitans ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Manchu AltaicTungusicManchu (Sino-TibetanSiniticChinese) China 10.4 million Manchu shamanismBuddhism
Mandinka Niger-CongoMandeMandingMandinka (Mandingo), Maninka, Kassonke, Kita Maninka Mali, The Gambia, Guinea, Senegal, Ivory Coast 13 million numerous slave descents (Afro-Brazilians, African Americans, Haitians, Afro-Caribbeans) Islam
Marathi Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIndo-AryanMarathi India (Maharashtra) 87 million[26] Hinduism
Minangkabau AustronesianMalayo-PolynesianNuclear Malayo-PolynesianMalayo-SumbawanMalayicMalayanMinangkabau Indonesia 8 million IslamSunni Islam
Mongo Niger-CongoBantuBangi-NtombaMongo Democratic Republic of the Congo 12 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Mongols AltaicMongolian Inner Mongolia (China), Mongolia 10 million BuddhismTibetan Buddhism
Naga Sino-TibetanNaga language India (Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam), Myanmar 4 million Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Konyak, Lotha, Mao, Maram, Poumai, Rongmei, Sangtam, Sumi, Tangkhul, Tangsa and Zeliang ChristianityProtestantism, Roman Catholicism
Norwegians Indo-EuropeanGermanicNorth GermanicNorwegian Norway 12 million ChristianityLutheranism
Nubians Nilo-SaharanNubian languages Nubia, Southern Egypt, North Sudan 2–15 million Sufi Islam, Sunni Islam, Coptic Christian
Nuer Nilo-SaharanNiloticWestern NiloticNuer South Sudan 5 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Odia Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIndo-AryanOdia India (Odisha) 32 million[27] Hinduism
Oromo AfroasiaticCushiticOromo Ethiopia, Kenya 35–45 million[28] WaqafennaTraditional Oromo religion

IslamSunni Islam ChristianCoptic Orthodox and Protestant

Parsi Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIndo-AryanGujarati India (Gujarat), Pakistan

(Sindh)

0.06 million[29][30] Zorastrianism
Pashtuns Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIranianPashto Pakistan (Balochistan) (Khyber Pukhtunkhwa), Afghanistan 40–60 million[31] IslamSunni Islam
Persians Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIranianPersian Iran 53 million[32] IslamShia Islam
Poles Indo-EuropeanSlavicWest SlavicPolish Poland 58–60 million[33][34] ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Portuguese Indo-EuropeanRomancePortuguese Portugal 42 million[35] Brazilians, Cape Verdeans, São Tomenses, Luso-Indians, Macanese ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Punjabis Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIndo-AryanPunjabi East and West Punjab (Pakistan, India) 121 million[36] Punjabi Muslims, Sikhs, Punjabi Hindus Sikhism, Hinduism, Islam
Pedi Niger–CongoBantuSouthern BantuSotho-TswanaPedi South Africa 4.7 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Rohingyas Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIndo-AryanRohingya Rakhine State, Myanmar. 2.4 million + [37] Islam, Hinduism
Romanians Indo-EuropeanRomanceRomanian Romania 24 million[38] Moldovans ChristianityEastern Orthodoxy
Romani Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIndo-AryanRomani Europe, North India (Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan), The Middle East 12 million Roma, Sinti, Iberian Kale, Welsh Kale, Finnish Kale, Romanichal Christianity, Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Islam[39]
Russians Indo-EuropeanSlavicEast SlavicRussian Russia 130–150 million[40] ChristianityEastern Orthodoxy
Sara Nilo-SaharanCentral SudanicSara Chad, Central African Republic 3–4 million Christianity, traditional African religions, Islam
Sardinians Indo-EuropeanRomanceSardinian Sardinia 1.7 million[41] ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Scottish Indo-EuropeanGermanicWest GermanicScots

Indo-EuropeanCelticScottish Gaelic

Indo-EuropeanGermanicWest GermanicScottish English

Scotland 28–40 million[42] ChristianityChurch of Scotland
Serbs Indo-EuropeanSlavicSouth SlavicSerbian Serbia, Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Montenegro 10–12 million ChristianityEastern Orthodoxy
Shona Niger-CongoBantuShona Zimbabwe, Mozambique 10.7–11.7 million Manyika, Ndau, Kalanga Christianity, traditional African religions
Sindhis Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIndo-AryanSindhi Pakistan (Sindh), India 40 million[citation needed] Indian Sindhis, Sindhi Muslims, Sindhi Hindus, Sindhi Sikhs IslamSunni Islam (66%)
Hinduism (32%)
Buddhism (1%)
Christianity (0.1%)
Sinhalese Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIndo-AryanSinhalese Sri Lanka 16 million[43] BuddhismTheravada
Christianity
Slovaks Indo-EuropeanSlavicWest SlavicSlovak Slovakia 6 million ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Slovenes Indo-EuropeanSlavicSouth SlavicSlovene Slovenia 2.5 million ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Soga Niger-CongoBantuNortheast BantuGreat Lakes BantuSoga Busoga (Uganda) 2.1 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Somalis AfroasiaticCushiticLowland East CushiticSomaliSomali Greater Somalia (Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Somaliland) 16–20 million Islam
Songhai Nilo-SaharanSonghai Mali, Niger 4.5 million Zarma Islam
Soninke Niger-CongoMandeSoninke Mali 1 million Islam
Sotho Niger-CongoBantuSouthern BantuSotho-TswanaSotho South Africa, Lesotho 5.3–6.4 million Christianity, traditional African religion
Spaniards Indo-EuropeanRomanceSpanish Spain 47[44]–500 million Andalusians, Aragoneses, Asturians, Castillians, Leonese, Mexican Americans, Mexicans, Cubans, Dominican Republicans, Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, Salvadorans, Hondurans, Nicaraguans, Costa Ricans, Panamanians, Colombians, Venezuelans, Ecuadorians, Peruvians, Chileans, Argentines, Bolivians, Paraguayans, Uruguayans, Latin Americans, Hispanic Americans, Hispano-Americans, Ibero-Americans, Castilians ChristianityRoman Catholicism
Sundanese AustronesianMalayo-PolynesianSundanese Java 40 million IslamSunni Islam
Sukuma Niger-CongoBantuNortheast BantuSukuma Tanzania 5.5 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Swazi Niger-CongoBantuSouthern BantuNguniSwazi South Africa, Swaziland 2.4 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Swedes Indo-EuropeanGermanicNorth GermanicSwedish Sweden 14.2 Million ChristianityLutheranism
Tajiks Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIranianPersianTajik
Indo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIranianPersianDari
Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 16.7-26 million[45] Islam
Tamils DravidianTamil India (Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka 78 million[46] Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Tamils, Tamil Muslims Hinduism, Islam, Christianity
Tais Tai–KadaiThais Thailand 70 million Laotian, Siamese (Southern, Khorat), Lanna, Isans, Shans, Tai Lü, Thais Buddhism, Hinduism
Tatars TurkicKipchakTatar Tatarstan 6.8 million Volga Tatars, Crimean Tatars, Lipka Tatars, Siberian Tatars, Mishar Tatars, Finnish Tatars, Chinese Tatars IslamSunni Islam
Telugu DravidianTelugu India (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana) 90 million[47] Hinduism
Temne Niger–CongoAtlantic–CongoMelTemne Sierra Leone 2.2 million numerous slave descents (Afro-Brazilians, African Americans, Haitians, Afro-Caribbeans) Islam, Poro, Sande, Christianity
Tibetans Sino–TibetanTibeto-KanauriBodishTibetan Tibet (China) 6.2 million BuddhismTibetan Buddhism
Tswana Niger–CongoBantuSouthern BantuSotho-TswanaTswana South Africa, Botswana 6 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Turks TurkicOghuzTurkish Turkey 66–83 million Manavs, Yörüks IslamSunni Islam, IslamAlevism
Turkmens TurkicOghuzTurkmen Turkmenistan 8 million IslamSunni Islam
Ukrainians Indo-EuropeanSlavicEast SlavicUkrainian Ukraine; Kuban, Belgorod, Kursk, Voronezh, Rostov, (Russia); Prešov (Slovakia); Zakerzonia (Poland); Brest (Belarus) 38–59 million[48] Boyko, Hutsul, Kozak, Lemko, Pannonian Rusyn, Poleshuks, Rusyn ChristianityEastern Orthodoxy, Ukrainian Catholic
Uyghur TurkicKarlukUyghur Xinjiang (China) 10 million IslamSunni Islam
Uzbek TurkicKarlukUzbek Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 28 million IslamSunni Islam
Vietnamese AustroasiaticVieticVietnamese Vietnam 84 million[49] BuddhismMahayana
Vietnamese folk religion
Welsh Indo-EuropeanCelticWelsh

Indo-EuropeanGermanicWest GermanicWelsh English

Wales 6–16.3 million ChristianityChurch in Wales, Presbyterian Church of Wales
Wolof Niger–CongoAtlantic–CongoSenegambianWolof Senegambia (Senegal, The Gambia) 6.2 million numerous slave descents (Afro-Brazilians, African Americans, Haitians, Afro-Caribbeans) IslamSufismMouride, Tijaniyyah
Xhosa Niger–CongoBantuSouthern BantuNguniXhosa South Africa 8 million Christianity, traditional African religions
Yakuts TurkicSiberian TurkicYakut Yakutia (Russia) 0.5 million ChristianityRussian Orthodox Christianity
Yoruba Niger-CongoAtlantic-CongoVolta-NigerYoruboidEdekiriYoruba Yorubaland (Nigeria, Benin, Togo) 43 million numerous slave descents (Afro-Brazilians, African Americans, Haitians, Afro-Caribbeans) Christianity, Islam, Yoruba religion
Zhuang Tai KadaiTaiZhuang Guangxi (China) 16.9 million Moism
Zulu Niger–CongoBantuSouthern BantuNguniZulu KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) 10–11 million Christianity, traditional African religions

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regional lists

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Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Margaret Kleffner Nydell Understanding Arabs: A Guide For Modern Times, Intercultural Press, 2005, ISBN 1931930252, page xxiii, 14
  2. ^ a b Mikael Parkvall, "Världens 100 största språk 2007" (The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007), in Nationalencyklopedin
  3. ^ "Bemba facts, information, pictures - Encyclopedia.com articles about Bemba". www.encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  4. ^ roughly 170 million in Bangladesh and 130 million in the Republic of India (CIA Factbook 2014 estimates, numbers subject to rapid population growth); about 10 million Bangladeshis in the Middle East, 1 million Bengalis in Pakistan, 5 million British Bangladeshi.
  5. ^ "North Africa's Berbers get boost from Arab Spring". Fox News. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Tej K. Bhatia, William C. Ritchie (2006). The Handbook of Bilingualism. John Wiley & Sons. p. 860. ISBN 0631227350. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Berber people". Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  8. ^ Native Peoples of the World: An Encyclopedia, Ed. Steven, L. Danver, M.E. Sharpe/Mesa Verde Publishing, 2013, p.23
  9. ^ Temehu.com. "Berbers (Imazighen) of North Africa: Libya, Algeria & Morocco". www.temehu.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "Brahui". ethnologue.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  11. ^ Including all population with Catalan heritage, language, culture
  12. ^ Estimates range from anywhere between 66 and 106 million. The French language has an estimated 75 million native speakers. The CIA Factbook does not report any French ethnicity (considering it a nationality), giving the ethnic composition of France as "Celtic and Latin with Teutonic". [1]
  13. ^ "Ethnic Groups of Europe: An Encyclopedia" by Jeffrey Cole (2011), p. 171; "Estimates of the total number of Germans in the world range from 100 million to 150 million, depending on how German is defined, ..."
  14. ^ CIA Factbook (2014) estimates 55 million in India. SIL Ethnologue cites 46 million native speakers of Gujarati. About 1 million in Pakistan and 1 million in the USA.
  15. ^ 1.24 billion (92% of total population) in the PRC (CIA Factbook 2014 est.), about 22 million in Taiwan, and an estimated 50 million Overseas Chinese
  16. ^ The Irish were predominantly Gaelic-speaking until the 17th century, but significantly anglicized during the early modern period. Since the mid-19th century, the large majority of Irish have been native speakers of English.
  17. ^ ceu@scotland.gsi.gov.uk, Scottish Government, St. Andrew's House, Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG Tel:0131 556 8400 (29 May 2009). "The Scottish Diaspora and Diaspora Strategy: Insights and Lessons from Ireland". www.scotland.gov.uk. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  18. ^ Ethnic and Cultural Diversity by Country, James D. Fearon. Department of Political Science, Stanford University
  19. ^ Figures cited range anywhere between some 60 and 140 million, the latter figure including citizens of Brazil and the United States who identify as of partial Italian ancestry. The Italian language has some 60 million native speakers.[2]
  20. ^ 127 million in Japan, about 2.5 million abroad.
  21. ^ 102 million in Indonesia (CIA Factbook 2014 estimate); small numbers in Malaysia, Suriname and elsewhere.
  22. ^ ORGI. "Census of India: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues –2001". www.censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  23. ^ Shakil, Mohsin. "Languages of Erstwhile State of Jammu Kashmir (A Preliminary Study)". 
  24. ^ 50 million in South Korea, 25 million in North Korea, roughly 7 million in diaspora.
  25. ^ 87 million in the Republic of India (CIA Factbook 2014 estimate), subject to rapid population growth.
  26. ^ "Odia". ethnologue.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  27. ^ About 38 million in Ethiopia, ~2 million in Kenya, roughly half a million in diaspora. Afan Oromo language has an estimated 45 million native speakers.
  28. ^ raisa (2014-11-25). "India's declining Parsi population". The Stream - Al Jazeera English. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  29. ^ "Decline in population: Of Zoroastrian descent - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2014-12-21. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  30. ^ About 30 million in Pakistan and 12 million in Afghanistan; Penzl and Sloan, Pashto Grammar (2009) estimated a total number of Pashto speakers between 40 and 60 million. SIL Ethnologue in 2011 estimated an ethnic population of 49 million.
  31. ^ 50 million in Iran, roughly 3 million in diaspora.
  32. ^ 37.5–38 million in Poland and 21–22 million ethnic Poles or people of ethnic Polish extraction elsewhere. "Polmap. Rozmieszczenie ludności pochodzenia polskiego (w mln)"
  33. ^ Główny Urząd Statystyczny (January 2013). Ludność. Stan i struktura demograficzno-społeczna [Narodowy Spis Powszechny Ludności i Mieszkań 2011] (pdf) (in Polish). Główny Urząd Statystyczny. pp. 89–101. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  34. ^ Portuguese ethnicity is more clear-cut than Spanish ethnicity, but here also, the case is complicated by the Portuguese ancestry of populations in the former colonial empire. Portugal has 11 million nationals. The 42 million figure is due to a study estimating a total of an additional 31 million descendants from Portuguese grandparents; these people would be eligible for Portuguese citizenship under Portuguese nationality law (which grants citizenship to grandchildren of Portuguese nationals). Emigração: A diáspora dos portugueses (2009)
  35. ^ Lahnda/Western Punjabi 90,512,900 Pakistan and other countries (2014). Eastern: 28,200,000 India (2001), other countries: 1,314,770. Ethnologue 19.
  36. ^ David Mathieson (2009). Perilous Plight: Burma's Rohingya Take to the Seas. Human Rights Watch. p. 3. ISBN 9781564324856. 
  37. ^ "Romanian". Ethnologue. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  38. ^ Gall, Timothy L, ed. (1998), Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life, 4. Europe, Cleveland, OH: Eastword, pp. 316, 318, ‘Religion: An underlay of Hinduism with an overlay of either Christianity or Islam (host country religion)’; Roma religious beliefs are rooted in Hinduism. Roma believe in a universal balance, called kuntari... Despite a 1,000-year separation from India, Roma still practice 'shaktism', the worship of a god through his female consort... 
  39. ^ Estimates range between 130 and 150 million. 111 million in the Russian Federation (2010 census), about 16 million ethnic Russians in post-Soviet states (8 M in Ukraine, 4.5 M in Kazakhstan, 1 M in Belarus, 0.6 M Latvia, 0.6 M in Uzbekistan, 0.6 M in Kyrgyzstan. Up to 10 million Russian diaspora elsewhere (mostly Americas and Western Europe).
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  41. ^ ceu@scotland.gsi.gov.uk, Scottish Government, St. Andrew's House, Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG Tel:0131 556 8400 (29 May 2009). "The Scottish Diaspora and Diaspora Strategy: Insights and Lessons from Ireland". www.scotland.gov.uk. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  42. ^ "Sinhala". ethnologue.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  43. ^ There is no clear definition of Spanish ethnicity. In Spain, ethnic identity is divided into regional groups, and internationally, Spanish ethnicity is not clearly delineated from "Spanish ancestry" in the territories of the former colonial empire. There are 41 million Spanish nationals in Spain, and some 2 million living abroad. The total worldwide rounds to more than 47 million.
  44. ^ Roughly 9,450,000–11,550,000 in Afghanistan, 6,787,000 (2014) in Tajikistan, and 1,420,000 (2012, official) in Uzbekistan, with 10.000.000 more if Tajiks declaring themselves Uzbeks are counted
  45. ^ 73 million in the Republic of India (CIA Factbook 2014 estimate, subject to rapid population growth), 2 million in Sri Lanka (CIA Factbook 2014 estimate), roughly 3 million in diaspora.
  46. ^ 89 million in the Republic of India (CIA Factbook 2014 estimate), subject to rapid population growth.
  47. ^ Project, Joshua. "Ukrainian - Joshua Project". www.joshuaproject.net. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  48. ^ 80 million in Vietnam (CIA Factbook 2014 estimate), roughly 4 million in diaspora.
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