How is CAUCASUS an ethnic group?
Caucasus is not an ethnic group. Caucasian is typically used as a more politically-correct term for White, which is a racial category. The idea is that most Whites have distant origins (over 3000 years ago) that trace back to the Caucasus Mountains.
The Caucasus actually has numerous varied ethnicities, which is why there are numerous language families in close proximity within the Caucasus mountains.
The Caucasus actually has numerous varied ethnicities, which is why there are numerous language families in close proximity within the Caucasus mountains.
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An ethnic group is a human population whose members identify witheach other, usually on the basis of a presumed common genealogy orancestry.
Egyptians : Eastern Hametic 94% Berbers, Bedouin Arabs, Dom, Nubians, Beja 4% Italians, Greeks, Turks 1%~2%
There are several of ethnic groups in Lebanon, you can copy and paste these links to guide you:. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Lebanon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Ethnic_groups_in_Lebanon. http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Asia-and-Oceania/Lebanon-ETHNIC-GROUPS.html. E…thnic Groups : Lebanon encompasses a great mix of cultures and ethnic groups which have been building up for more than 6000 years. Most of the Lebanese are descendants of the Phoenicians/Canaanites and/or West Aramaic (50-70%). The second largest ethnic group in Lebanon descends from Arabs (20-30%). Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Hebrews, Kurds, Persians and others form about (10-20%). (MORE)
An ethnic group is comprised of people who share the same history, culture, language and physical characteristics. While ethnicity and race are often used interchangeably they are not the same and a "race" can not be put in terms of an ethnic group. Race is biological and physical whereas ethnici…ty is an identity that reflects the cultural experience and feelings of a particular group (MORE)
Most Scots are Scottish ethnically around 88%. To read more, please see the link to the official census information from Scotland.
England has a very diverse ethnic group living in the country. Thewhite is increasingly becoming a minority, although the censusreported that most people identified as being white.
The largest ethnic group in Australia are the Italians . The estimated resident population of Italians in Australia, as of the 2006 Census, was 220,469. This is ahead of the Chinese (203,143) and Vietnamese (180,352).
Well it's latin but it's called, depending on your genes:. Mestizo- Caucasian with Native Indian . Mulato- Caucasian with African . Zambo - Native Indian with African
Following linguistic criteria, modern Spanish citizens could bedivided into Castilian, Catalan, Galician-Portuguese, Basque,Asturian-Leonese and Aragonese ethnic groups. Castilians The largest ethnic group in Spain. The Spanishcapital of Madrid is located in the historical region of NewCastile…, and what the Castilian language ( castellano )is also known as Spanish ( espaÃ±ol ). The Kingdom of Castilewas the principle actor in the unification of Spain. The original Castilian nucleus was around the modern day autonomouscommunities of Cantabria and part of Castile-LeÃ³n (around the cityof Burgos). In the Christian reconquista ("reconquering")of Al-Andalus (Muslim Arab-dominated kingdoms in most ofthe Iberian Peninsula), Castilians settled and became the dominantpopulation in Castile-La Mancha, Madrid, most of Extremadura,Andalucia, and Murcia. In the last century, many Castilian-speakers from Andalucia andExtremadura emigrated to urban centres to the Basque Country andthe Catalan-speaking areas. This has changed the demographicbalance in those areas, which along with the dictator FranciscoFranco's oppressive policy towards minority languages has madeSpanish (i.e Castilian) the dominant language throughout Spain. Catalans Historically confined to a small Pyrenean area between the farsouth-east of what is now France and the far north-east of what isnow Spain, the Catalans spread (as did other Iberian Christianethnic groups) towards the south and east in the Reconquista. They colonized the rest of the modernautonomous area of Catalonia, most of the Valencian Country, theBalearic Islands and the eastern strip of Aragon. They also settledthe Sardinian city of Alguer, and conquered but did not colonizemany other areas of the Mediterranean in the Crown ofAragon . They also conquered and settled Murcia, but the Crown of Aragon gave this region to the Kingdom ofCastile, so the main language of this area ended up beingCastillian albeit with some Catalan influence. There are around 6-7million speakers of Catalan in Spain, in a historical area ofaround 13 million people. Galicians and Portuguese Galicians inhabit the western part of the Iberian Peninsula, anddespite their Romance language they got their name from a Celticpeople that predated Roman settlement. In the Reconquesta they conquered what is now Portugal, spreading their languagethroughout the western part of the peninsula. Galicia was thenannexed by Spain but Portugal gained independence, which has leadto the curious situation where nowadays the Galician language ismore internationally known under the name "Portuguese". In Galicia,the urban areas have become largely Castilianized, and theGalician-speaking areas have become depopulated because ofemigration to the Americas. Even today in Hispano-American slang,the word "Galician" ( gallego ) is used to refer to allSpaniards. A historical part of Portugal, Olivenza, also became part of Spainthrough annexation, and El Bierzo was added to the Castile-Leonautonomous area despite it's Galician ethnolinguistic affiliation.Furthermore, the Eo-Nava region of Asturias represents a transitionbetween Asturian and Galician cultures. Basques The Basques are the only non-Indo-European ethnic group in WesternEurope, meaning the ancestor of their language was spoken in Europebefore the ancestors of modern Romance, Germanic and Celtic groupsarrived. Their kingdom in the medieval period was the kingdom ofNavarre. Their language did not spread during the Reconquesta , unlike those of the other Spanishethnolinguistic groups. Nowadays their urban areas are veryCastilian-speaking, both because of Andalucian and Extremaduranimmigration and the Castilianization of ethnic Basques. Theircountry, known in their language as Euskal Herria is madeup of the Basque Autonomous Community and Navarre in Spain, as wellas the areas of Lapurdi, Zuberoa and Lower Navarre in southwesternFrance. Asturians Asturias was the first Christian in Spain to pursue the Reconquesta , and indeed it and its sucessor state Leon conquered large areas of western Spain.Asturian-Leonese people inhabited what are today the autonomouscommunity of Asturias, the provinces of Leon, Zamorra and Salamancain the autonomous community of Castile-Leon, and the western areasof Extremadura. However, in Extremadura there are only a fewvillages which still speak anything close to Asturian-Leonese, inSalamanca there are no speakers left, and in Leon and Zamorra thespeakers are left in some western villages. In Asturias most peoplehave some knowledge of the language -- but it is far from dominant,and it has no official status. There is no Asturian nationalist orsecessionist party with parliamentary representation in Asturias,Castile-Leon or Extremadura, in contrast with the Catalans,Basques, Aragonese and Galicians. Aragonese The Aragonese inhabited primarily Aragon (the central and southernareas being fruit of the Reconquesta ) as well as the churro areas of Valencia (the rest of the region ishistorically dominated by Catalans). They gave their name to the Crown of Aragon which was a major playor in theMediterranean, but its centre was Barcelona and it spread Catalanlanguage and culture. Furthermore, eastern Aragon was settled byCatalans, and now western dialects of Catalan are predominantlyspoken in that sparsely populated area. Other parts of Aragonrapidly became Castilian-speaking -- this was both due to Castilianresettlement of areas depopulated by plagues and theCastilianization of the ethnic Aragonese due to the lack ofprestige given to their language. By the 20th century the Aragoneselanguage was mainly spoken in mountain areas of the Huesca province. (MORE)
Until 1991, South African law divided the population into four major racial categories: (1.) The Black Africans, of which the Nguni and Sotho groups account for 90% of the Black population. Black population accounts 75% of the South Africa 's entire population. (2.) The Whites who account for about… 13% of the population. (3.) The Indians who account for around 3 % and (4.) the Coloreds who are mixed White and Black descent and account for 9% of the population. Although the South African law of racial categories has been abolished, many South Africans still view themselves according to these categories. The black population consists of several groups: Khoi-San, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele, Sotho, Shangaan and Venda, just to name a few. The biggest groups are Zulus (21 %), Xhosas (17 %) and the Sotho (15%). Next smaller minorities are the Tswana, Venda, Ndebele, Swasi, and Pedi, among others. The Khoi-Sans are originally hunter-gatherers who have inhabited the land for a long time. Many political leaders, Nelson Mandela among them, come from the Xhosa. Most of the Blacks used to live in the countryside following a traditional way of life, but a class of progressive farmers also formed. Many of these became Christians and had some education from Missionaries. In the towns many Blacks worked as labourers. A small class of professional newspaper editors, lawyers and teachers emerged. The apartheid regime over-emphasised the differences among the various ethnic group, mainly between whites and non-whites, but also between black groups (i.e. Xhosas and Zulus), and turned them against each other rather than against the government. The policy of racial segregation favoured the political and economic power for the white minority. Until today, South Africa has to deal with the consequences of this disastrous policy. Large part of the fast growing black majority lives in oppressive poverty in the outer districts of the cities lacking sufficient sanitation, electricity and water. Many of the residents are illiterate. The enormous poverty problem in South Africa is the major reason for the high crime rates. The first Europeans to reach the Cape of Good Hope were Portuguese, arriving in 1488. However, permanent white settlement did not begin until 1652, when the Dutch East India Company established a provisioning station on the Cape. In subsequent decades, French Huguenot refugees, the Dutch, and Germans began to settle in the Cape. Thus, The Whites are primarily descendants of Dutch, French, English, and German settlers who arrived at the Cape in the late 17th. They are called Afrikaners and speak Afrikaans, a language closely related to the Dutch language. The province of Natal is also home to about one million Indians, whose forefathers came to South Africa to work on the sugarcane plantations. They were brought by the British people in the 19th century. Indians were among the exploited and among the exploiters. Most were poor, having come as indentured labourers under a brutal system that was very close to slavery. When their terms of indenture expired, many stayed on as labourers or small farmers. A smaller, but more prominent group of Indians, came voluntarily to engage in trade. They opened up shops and warehouses and some of them were quite rich. Among the non-White peoples, the second largest group is the Coloured community, 89% of whom lived in the Cape Colony. Generally thought of as a mixed-race group, it loosely included some Indians, Malays and native Africans. Like the Indians, the Coloured are neither Black nor White, and their intermediate position generated fears of being reduced to the status of the Blacks. So-called coloureds, people of mixed race are mainly still living in the Cape region. They originate from Dutch sailors inter-marrying with the Khoi-San in the 17th century. They are also descendants of the first Dutch settlers and the native population of the Cape (Khoikhoi) or the Malays, who were taken to South Africa as slaves from East India in the 18th century. Despite the many ethnic groups, South Africa is still far from the ideal of a multi-cultural society. There is still a deep trench going through the population. Black and white people lead largely separate lives with few points of contact. Nevertheless, the society's democratisation is steadily progressing. A national commission attempts to make people conscious about the crimes of apartheid by letting them be publicly confessed with the aim of forgiveness. South Africa is, in respect of overcoming racism, in the spotlight of the world like no other country. The future of the state largely depends upon its ability to create equal opportunities for all people. References http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/people/gandhi/hunt.html http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/southafr.htm http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/sf.html http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/general/about.htm http://www.southafrica-travel.net/pages/e_bevoelk.htm http://www.tky.hut.fi/~remburssi/projects/sa_golden/sa_tgo/country.htm http://www.unfpa.org/regions/africa/countries/s_africa/1saf0206.doc Ebsco: Background Notes on Countries of the World, Oct99 Honduras, p1, 15p With thanks to http://www.jyu.fi/viesti/verkkotuotanto/kp/sa/peop_ethnicgrps.shtml for allowing the use of their work (MORE)
Italians, French, Germans, Slovenians, Croatians, Albanians, Ladins, Hebrews are the ethnic groups who have been living for centuries in Italy. Owing to the immigration in being during the last decade, it should be added: Romanians, Moroccans, Chinese, Indians, Pakistanis, Anatolian, Moldavians, Alg…erians, Tunisians, Egyptians, Bulgarians, Polish, Bengali, Senegalese and other people coming from several African countries. (MORE)
there are over 650 000 serbians which is far biggest . ethnic group and is only second to Americans
90.5 % of the population are Danes, the remaining 9.5 % consists ofmainly Germans, Greeks, Bosnians, Russians, Turks, Kurds and Arabs.
The Guans are the original Ethnic group in Ghana all the other Ethinic groups came from some where. eg. the Asantes are from Mali, the Ga's from Nigeria etc.etc. Ghana belongs to the Guans
they are shia Muslim (majority) and sunna Muslim. ...and the Kurdish people live in the north of Iraq. Also Muslim, but not yo mama.
About 97% of the population of Jamaica is of partial or total African descent. This population is comprised of blacks, mulattos, and black-East Indians or black-Chinese. East Indians make up 1.3%, Chinese 0.2%, Europeans 0.2%, and other 0.6% of the population. Nearly the whole population is native-b…orn Jamaican. . (MORE)
There are many diverse ethnic groups among the people of India. The 6 main ethnic groups are as follows. . Negrito . Proto - Australoids or Austrics . Mongoloids . Mediterranean or Dravidian . Western Brachycephals . Nordic Aryans
There are too many ways to describe 'ethnic' to give an answer to your question. Ethnicity can be described as race, religion, continent, country, or region of origin or ancestry, or language groups, among others. Please ask your question again more specifically.
The majority are Swazi mixed with a small number of Zulu and White Africans of British descent. There are some Portuguese settlers.
Asian and African ethnic groups and European, Asian and African religions dominate in Suriname. Specifically, 42% of the Surinamese population claim Asia as their ancestral homeland. The actual breakdown falls along the following lines: 27% of Hindu descent from the northern Indian states of B…ihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh; and 15% from the Indonesian island of Java. Another 18% of the Surinamese population have a mixed cultural heritage from European and West African ancestors. Yet another 15% have an ancestral background derived solely from the West African cultures of modern-day Ghana. In terms of religion, Christianity claims about 48% of the population: 23% are Roman Catholics, and 28% are Protestants, among whom Moravianism dominates. Hinduism is followed by about 28% of Suriname's peoples. Islam is practiced by about 20%, and indigenous beliefs claim about 5% of the population. (MORE)
Ethnic Russians (Slavs), Ukrainians (Slavs), Belarusians (Slavs), Mongols, Turks, Kazakhs, Koreans, Yakuts and some indegenous people.
The largest ethnic group, Magyar is 90% of Hungary's population Hungary also includes the ethnic groups. Romany, The Serbs, and Slovaks.
The largest ethnic group in the US is German with over 1/3 ofAmericans having German ancestry. A+LS: Hispanic
The largest ethnic groups in Europe include: . Russians . Germans . French . British . Italians . Spanish . Ukrainians . Polish . Romanians . Dutch
Romanian people (sometimes called by the provincial name Moldovean ) - more than 80 %.
Paula Abdul's father is Syrian and her mother is French-Canadian. She looks pretty Middle-Eastern because of her father's heritage.
According to the U.S. State Department, Aruba's ethnic groups are mixed white, Caribbean Amerindian, and other . Specifically, 80% of the population is mixed white/Caribbean Amerindian. Other ethnicities account for 20%. According to the Joshua Project, ancestry is mainly traced to Caquetios Ind…ian, Dutch, and Latin American roots. (MORE)
After considerable research I have discovered that they are Slavish. Also for you information George Washington's White Horse was indeed White.
The main population (81%) of Peru is Roman Catholic, then (10%) is composed of various different other religions. The ethnic groups are Amerindian (45%) Mestizo (37%) White (15%) and other Ethnic backgrounds (3%)
There are many ethnic groups in Zambia (at least 73 different societal classifications), some of them are listed below: . Bemba . Bwile . Chewa . Chokwe . Kafwe Twa . Kanongesha-Lunda . Kunda . Lala . Lambya . Lenje . Lovale . Lozi . Lukanga . Lunda . Lungu . Mambwe . Mwa…nga . Ngoni . Nkoya . Nsenga . Nyanja . Senga . Tokaleya . Tonga . Twa . Yombe (MORE)
Mostly South Slavic ethnic group: Montenegrins (45%), Serbs (28%), Bosnians (8,5%), Croats (1%), and some other non-slavic peoples: Albanians (5%), Roma (1%) etc.
Ethnic groups: Romanian 89.5%, Hungarian 6.6%, Roma 2.5%, Ukrainian 0.3%, German 0.3%, Russian 0.2%, Turkish 0.2%, other 0.4% (2002 census)
Ethnic groups in the US state of Wyoming include: German English/British Irish American Indian African American Chinese Basque Italians Greeks
German is the largest ethnic group in the US with almost 1/3 of Americans claiming German heritage.
they are all arab , however , in the western region you would find diverse of ethnics with saudi nationality and speak arabic , who originally came form all over the muslim world to visit makkah and stayed there .
There are no bodies of water IN Oman. It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf.
Since there are literally thousands of ethnic groups in Africa itwould be impossible to list them all as well as their rivalries. However, a few well know examples would be: Zulu and Xhosa clans in South Africa (during the early 1800's), orthe Hutu and Tutsi tribes in Rwanda (Rwandan genocide of t…he mid1990's). It should be noted that "tribal conflicts" don't always followpolitical parties or patterns, there are, however examples wherelarge tribal groups back opposing parties which then escalates thetribal conflict to a political level as well. An example of this isthe Shona/ Ndebele tribal/ political conflict in Zimbabwe (formallyRhodesia). (MORE)
Chinese surely. They make up 1/5 of the World's population and nearly 30% of Eurasia's population.
First of all, there's no statistical relationship between sexual orientation and ethnicity. Second, different cultures define "homosexual" in different ways. In some cases, only receptive males are considered "homosexuals," so a man who has sex with other men but only inserts would not be counted a…s a homosexual. (MORE)
It is called prejudice; judging ahead of time; deciding before having any knowledge of an individual what that individual is like, based on pre-determined judgements .
The largest single ethnicity in California is Mexican with almost 1 / 3 of Californians having Mexican decent. However, the largest ethnic group in California is European, with over 2 / 5 of Californians being non-Hispanic European.
Three ethnic groups of Morocco include Arab-Berbers, Berbers, and Arabs. Additional groups of people that live in Morocco include Jews, French, Spanish, Italian, and Algerian.
The Gilonites are mentioned in the book of Second Samuel in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). While we are not entirely certain of their ethnicity, some sources say they were related to the Canaanites, while others associate them with the Hittites. They seem to have come from Giloh, a town near Jeru…salem. (MORE)
The largest ethnic group in English is the English. Other immigrant groups include Scottish, Welsh, French, Indian, Pakistani, American, and German.
yes because ever country/state/city has their ethnic group An ethnic group is a particular group of people that is different from the majority group of people within an area. For example, in an area that is comprised of mainly white and Western European people, an ethnic group would be the cluster …of Hispanic people that live within their area. . (MORE)
According to the CIA World Factbook, the Dominican population is 73% multiracial, 16% white, and 11% black. The multiracial population is primarily a mixture of European and African, but there is as well a minor TaÃno element in the population; research published in 2010 showed that 15% of Domi…nicans have TaÃno ancestry, and 70% have African genes. There is also a large Haitian minority. Other ethnic groups in the country include West Asians-mostly Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians. There are about 30,000 Jamaicans living in the Dominican Republic. A significant presence of East Asians, primarily ethnic Chinese and Japanese, can also be found. Europeans are represented mostly by Spanish, (MORE)
Until the 1990s they where considerGermans by everybody. Austrian people living 40 years ago(and before that of course) they were calling themselves Germans.Austria and Prussia were the two most powerful German states. Afterthe Second World War, for political propaganda reasons thegovernment starte…d to create an ethnogenesis (give birth to a newethnic group), via education and the press, so that the Austrianswill accept the fact that they must stay independent. Even if yousay that they are not Germans, still they areGermanic. If they are not Germans then that means thatBavarians are not Germans too. Actually they have the sameancestry with all other Germans , and that is, Germanic(higher level), and Celtic (lesser). The only pure people whodescents directly from the ancient Germanic tribes, are the northern Germans and the southernScandinavians. (MORE)
In 2010, the racial makeup of the state was: . 73.0% White . 4.6% NativeAmerican and Alaska Native . 4.1% Black or African American . 2.8% Asian . 0.2% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander . 11.9% from Some Other Race . 3.4% from Two or More Races.
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Southwest Asia is one of the most diverse regions of the world withan incredible number of minorities and ethnic subdivisions withinwhat are usually established as monolithic ethnic groups. Thelargest ethnic groups in Southwest Asia are the Arabs, Persians,Turks, Kurds, Jews, and the Copts.