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Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Largest Ethnic Groups in the World
Ethnic group is that group of people who are known for having a common characteristic. Their common characteristic is only because of the culture or the inheritance that they have been through. Ethnicity is defines as the common cultural identity that the people of these group have. Their working and different living standards are same as the other people of the same group. So here we have the list of the largest ethnic groups that exist today in various parts of this world.
Azerbaijanis are the people who live in the areas of Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey, Iran and Georgia. The total number of the people that come under this ethnic group is between 22,000,000 to 35,000,000 and is in fact the tenth largest ethnic group in the whole world. These people have the common culture and share many similar characteristics as the fellow Azerbaijanis. Many great personalities have been from this ethnic group. Out of the major population of this ethnic group most of the people live in the areas of Iran. The language which they speak is known as the Azerbaijani. They have common minority practice that they do of Sunni Islam, Zoroastrianism and Christianity. Largely they are Shia Islamic.
Vietnamese ethnic group consists of the people that have been originated from the ancient Vietnam and the parts of China which is today called as the South China. They are also called by the name of the Kinh. It consists of the 77,000,000 people in their group making them eligible to be in our list of the largest ethnic group in the world. They all speak a common Vietnamese language. Largely they used to practice the Mahayana Buddhism. Some of them are influence by the Taoism. These people are today in various parts of the world. These people have also been known to believe in the triple religion theories that exist among them.
8. Bengali Hindus
Bengali Hindus are the people that today live in the parts of India and the Bangladesh. The total number of people that constitute the Bengalis Hindu is reported to be around 85,000,000 which are quite large in number. These people have their common language as the Bengali. Their heritage is very vast and full of some of the some of the amazing things. Many great personalities have been originated from this ethnic group. They practice the Hindu religion but besides being a Hindu they are more into the worship of Shakta and Vaishnava tradition. Some people in this group also practice the Shaiva and the atheistic tradition.
7. Iranian People
The Iranian people are on the seventh spot in our list of the top ten largest ethnic groups in the world. The number of people in the Iranian ethnic group is believed to be between 160,000,000 and 190,000,000. These people live in the parts of the countries such as Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey Iraq and Caucasus. The language which these people speak is called as the Persian. They are also called by the name of the Persian people. Islam is the religion which most of the people of this ethnic group believes in. Some other religions such as Bahai, Judaism and Christianity are also followed.
Brazilian ethnic group consists of the people who have been associated with Brazil in one way or the other. Either they are born in that country or have something common that makes them a Brazilian. This ethnic group consists of the people who live in countries such as United States, Brazil, Japan and Paraguay. The total number of people in the Brazilian ethnic group is said to be around 192,853,373. Many great personalities have originated from the Brazilian ethnic group. The languages that they speak are Portuguese, Indigenous, Pomeranian and German. People of this ethnic group practice that Roman Catholic religious culture apart from the Protestantism, Islam, Spiritism and Afro Brazilian religion.
The ethnic group which is at the number fifth spot in our list is the Arab. These are those people who live in the Arab league nations which is located in the western part of Asia and the North Africa. The total number of people in this ethnic group is reported to be 280,000,000. Many things are common between these peoples. The languages that they speak are the Arabic, South Arabian and various others which have been originated from the ancient Arab language. The people of these ethnic groups mostly practice the religion of Islam. Other than this many other religions are also followed but they are in minority.
Britons is the ethnic group of the United Kingdom. These people are also known by the name of English people. Throughout the world these people have been spread and their number is reported as to be 300,000,000. There is one common language that these people speak and that is English. Mostly the people of this ethnic group practice the Anglicanism. Some of them are also believed to be practicing the Roman Catholics as well as the many other faiths. Some of them are even non conformists. These people have been very powerful and have ruled various parts of the world in history.
Bengalis are those people who live in the parts of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, South Korea and Japan. These peopleform the Bengali ethnic group. The total number of people in this ethnic group is believed to be 300,000,000 and so it is at the number third spot in our list of the top ten largest ethnic groups in the world. The language that these people speak is generally speak is called as the Bengali. These people follow different religions such as the Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and the Christianity but mostly they follow Islam.
The second spot in our list is for the ethnic group which is known by the name of the Americans. They have people whose count is 311,591.917. This is one of the largest ethnic groups in the world only after the Indo Aryan people. These people speak the American English as their language. This English is quite different from the English which is spoken in any part of the world. Mostly the people of this ethnic group is said to be the resident of the United States.
1. Indo Aryan People
The largest ethnic group in the whole world is none other than the Indo Aryan people who live in the parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives. The total number of people coming under this ethnic group is 1,210,000,000 which are far largest from any other ethnic group in the world. The languages that these people speak are called as the Indo Aryan language. There are varieties of religion in which these people believe and they are Hinduism, Sikh, Buddhist, Jainism, Islam and also the Christianity.