Ethnic Groups In Asia

7th February 2017 Off By MichaCollie

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In 1999, 99.4% of the population was Japanese while only 0.6% belonged to other ethnic groups (mostly Korean). Although it is known that the Japanese are descended from many varied peoples of Asia, there is no agreement as to origins or specific ethnic …

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Asia – Ethnic groups: The two primary prehistoric centres from which migrations of modern human populations over the continent took place were Southwest Asia and a region comprising the Mongolian plateaus and North China. From prehistoric to historic times, possibly beginning as early as 60,000 years ago, movements from Southwest Asia continued toward Europe and into Central Asia …

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, …

Sep 14, 2017 · Human rights groups say Myanmar’s ongoing crackdown on the Muslim ity Rohingya population constitutes “ethnic cleansing.”

The people of Sri Lanka are divided into ethnic groups whose conflicts have dominated public life since the nineteenth century. The two main characteristics that mark a person’s ethnic heritage are language and religion, which intersect to create four major ethnic groups–the Sinhalese, the Tamils

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Thailand contains more than 30 ethnic groups varying in history, language, religion, appearance, and patterns of livelihood. However, the Thai, akin to the Lao of Laos, the Shan of Myanmar (Burma prior to June 1989), and the Thai groupings of southern China, comprise about 75% of the total population of Thailand.

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Diseases and Different Ethnic Groups- some diseases are more prevalent in certain ethnic groups. Read about Diseases and Different Ethnic Groups

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The first Brau came to Vietnam about a century ago. They live mainly in southern Laos and northeastern Cambodia. At present, most Brau communities are still living in the basins of Xe Xan (Xa ma cang) and Nam Khoong (Mekong) rivers.

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There are over 300 ethnic groups in Indonesia including Batak, Minangkabau, Krui, and Pelalawan-Petalangan.. Based on ethnic group, the largest ethnic group in Indonesia is the Javanese who make up about 40% of the total population. The Javanese are concentrated on the island of Java but millions have migrated to other islands …

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Indonesia – Ethnic groups: The barriers of the mountains and the sea have protected the character and traditions of many groups. Away from the major cities and areas of dense population, there are significant variations from one valley to the next and almost from one village to the next. In many cases the highland groups of the larger islands—Borneo, …

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