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The following is a list of ethnic groups and broad racial classifications by population:[1]

List of Broad Racial Classifications by Population[edit]

List of ethnic groups by population[edit]

Broad Racial Classifications[edit]

Ethnic groups[edit]

Rank Race Population % of world
population
Region(s) with largest populations Language Families
1 Caucasoid 3.5 billion+ (estimate) 44.63% South Asia, Europe, Americas, West Asia, North Africa, Central Asia Indo-European language family, Afro-Asiatic languages, Dravidian languages, Ugric languages
2 Mongoloid 2.4 billion+ (estimate) 32.82% East Asia, Southeast Asia, Americas (Central America, Northwestern South America), Central Asia, Arctic, Oceania Sino-Tibetan languages, Austronesian languages, Indo-European language family, Austro-Asiatic languages, Tai-Kadai languages, Altaic languages*(disputed)
3 Congoid 950 million (estimate) 12.47% Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, North America, North Africa, Caribbean, Western Asia Indo-European language family, Afro-Asiatic languages, Niger-Congo language family, Nilo-Saharan languages
4 Australoid 11 million+ (estimate) 0.14% Melanesia, Mollucas, Australia, Southeast Asia, Andaman Islands*(disputed) Indo-European language family, Austronesian languages, Papuan languages, Australian Aboriginal languages, Andamanese languages*(disputed)
5 Capoid >1,000,000 0% Kalahari desert, East African Rift Valley Khoisan languages, Indo-European language family
Rank Ethnic Group Population Date % of world
population
Region(s) with largest populations Regions with significant populations Languages spoken Class
1 Han Chinese 1,310,158,851 December 31, 2011 17.2% Mainland China and SARs Southeast Asia, Taiwan, United States, Canada, Peru, others Chinese languages, English[2] Mongoloid
2 Bengali people 300,000,000 2008 3.94% Bangladesh, India United States, United Kingdom Bengali language, Hindi language Caucasoid
3 Germans 150,000,000 2010[3] 1.97% Germany, United States Austria, Brazil, Canada, other German, English Caucasoid
4 Punjabi people 143,000,000 1.88% India, Pakistan United Kingdom, United States, Canada Punjabi language, Hindi/Urdu, English Caucasoid
5 Russian people 133,000,000 (2010)[4] 1.75% Russia, Eastern Europe Central Asia, United States Russian language, Ukrainian Caucasoid
6 Italian people 130,000,000 1.71%% Italy, Brazil, Argentina, United States France Italian language, English, Portuguese, Spanish, French Caucasoid
7 Yamato people 120,000,000 1.58% Japan Brazil, United States Japanese Mongoloid
8 French people 110,000,000 1.46% France, United States, Canada United Kingdom, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, other Europe French, English Caucasoid
9 English people 90,000,000 1.18% United Kingdom, United States Canada, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland English Caucasoid
10 Javanese people 85,000,000 2009 (Indonesian census) 1.12% Indonesia Malaysia, United States, Netherlands Javanese, Bahasa Indonesia Mongoloid
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  1. Han- 1.3 billion
  2. Bengali- 300 million
  3. Russian people- 150 million
  4. German- 150 million
  5. Punjabi people- 143 million
  6. Italian- 130 million
  7. Yamato people- 120+ million
  8. French people- 110 million
  9. English people- 90 million
  10. Javanese people- 85 million
  11. Irish people- 80 million
  12. Korean people- 80 million
  13. Telugu people- 78 million
  14. Tamil people- 77 million
  15. Viet- 77 million
  16. Marathi people- 70-80 million
  17. Turkish people- 75 million
  18. Thai people- 70 million
  19. Gujarati people- 65-75 million
  20. Pashtun people- 60 million
  21. Sindhi people- 56 million
  22. Poles- 50-60 million
  23. Malayali people- 50 million
  24. Spanish people- 50 million
  25. Ukrainian people- 40-60 million
  26. Scottish people- 40 million
  27. Portuguese people- 31.1 million
  28. Oriyas- 31 million
  29. Sundanese people - 30.9 million
  30. Berber people- 30 million
  31. Oromo people- 30 million
  32. Bamar people(Burmese)- 30 million
  33. Kurdish people- 28-35 million
  34. Malay people- 27.8 million
  35. Romanians- 23-26 million
  36. Somalis- 20-22 million
  37. Amhara people- 19.8 million
  38. Dutch people- 16 million
  39. Greeks- 14-17+ million
  40. Magyar- 14-15 million
  41. Swedes- 14 million
  42. Armenians- 11-14 million (including those in Diaspora)
  43. Seraikis- 13.9 million
  44. Norwegians- 12 million
  45. Czechs- 11-12 million
  46. Quechuas- 10-11 million
  47. Khmer people- 10,942,066
  48. Zulu people- 10.65 million
  49. Serbs- 10.5 million
  50. Kongo people- 10.2 million
  51. Belarusians- 10 million
  52. Lao people- 10 million
  53. Bulgarians- 9-10 million
  54. Welsh people- 10 million
  55. Bantenese- 6 million
  56. Cornish people- 6-12 million
  57. Croats- 8.5 million
  58. Mon people- 8.145 million
  59. Xhosa people- 7.9 million
  60. Albanians- 7 million
  61. Danes- 7 million
  62. Maya people- 7 million
  63. Madurese people- 6.8 million
  64. Finns- 6.5 million
  65. Slovaks- 6-6.5 million
  66. Batak_(Indonesia)- 6 million
  67. Bugis- 6 million
  68. Minangkabau people- 6 million
  69. Tibetan people- 5.5-6 million
  70. Betawi people- 5 million
  71. Tharu people- 4.1 million
  72. Hindkowans- 4 million
  73. Bosniaks- 3.5 million
  74. Acehnese people- 3.5 million
  75. Banjar people- 3.5 million
  76. Bretons- 3.4 million
  77. Balinese people- 3 million
  78. Sasak- 3 million
  79. Kapampangan people- 2.89 million
  80. Nahua people- 2.5 million
  81. Slovenes- 2.5 million
  82. Macedonian people (Slavic)- 2-2.5 million
  83. Romani people- 2-12 million
  84. Kamboj- 1.877 million
  85. Polynesians- 1.4-2.1 million
  86. Zapotec people- 800,000-1.1 million
  87. Montenegrins- 500,000-700,000
  88. Fijians- 750,000
  89. Saurashtra people- 510,000
  90. Mazahua people- 350,000
  91. Navajo people- 300,000
  92. Otomi people- 300,000
  93. Miskito people- 150,000-200,000
  94. Inuit people- 150,000
  95. Apache people- 56,000
  96. Nauruan people- ~6,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ *N.B.: The population numbers for the ethnic groups are taken from the respective ethnic group articles, which contain sources supporting those numbers.
  2. ^ "Ganbei!! China Embraces English Language". Ganbei!! China Embraces English Language. ABC News with Diane Sawyer. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Germans and foreigners with an immigrant background. 156 is the estimate which counts all people claiming ethnic German ancestry in the U.S., Brazil, Argentina, and elsewhere.
  4. ^ Анатольев, Сергей (September 29, 2003). "Нас 150 миллионов Немного. А могло быть меньше". russkie.org. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 


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