This is a partial list of the world's indigenous / aboriginal / native people
. Indigenous peoples
are any ethnic group
of peoples who are considered to fall under one of the internationally recognized definitions of Indigenous peoples, such as United Nations
, the International Labour Organization
and the World Bank
, i.e. "those ethnic groups that were indigenous to a territory prior to being incorporated into a national state, and who are politically and culturally separate from the majority ethnic identity of the state that they are a part of".
This list is grouped by region, and sub-region. Note that a particular group may warrant listing under more than one region, either because the group is distributed in more than one region (example: Inuit
in North America and eastern Russia), or there may be some overlap of the regions themselves (that is, the boundaries of each region are not always clear, and some locations may commonly be associated with more than one region). Read more...