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Ethnic Groups by Country Quiz #1

Name the modern-day country that has the largest population of each selected ethnic group.
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First submittedJanuary 19, 2013
Last updatedMarch 7, 2017
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Group
Country
Māori
New Zealand
Tibetans
China
Navajo
United States
Copts
Egypt
Dutch
Netherlands
Pashtuns
Pakistan
Flemish
Belgium
Tamils
India
Group
Country
Jewish
United States
Bretons
France
Cantonese
China
Manx
United Kingdom
Maasai
Kenya or Tanzania
Hutus
Rwanda
Persians
Iran
Slavs
Russia
Group
Country
Kurds
Turkey
Magyars
Hungary
Sami
Norway
Catalans
Spain
Bantus
D.R. Congo
Quechua
Peru
Romansh
Switzerland
Igbo
Nigeria
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level 27
Sep 16, 2012
I think Israel should be for Jewish/Judaism, or am I wrong, good quiz though :)
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level 72
Mar 8, 2017
It's close, but here's your answer.
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level 77
Jun 21, 2017
I think the main take away from all the comments here in the comments section is that people are very very confused about what exactly the word "ethnicity" means.
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level 49
Sep 16, 2012
Needs at least one South American ethnic group.
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level 20
Sep 16, 2012
@CodieLM yeah, but that's not what the quiz is asking for. There are more Jewish people in America
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level 67
Sep 17, 2012
Moar ethnology! A little odd though with the Slavs and the Bantu because those are terms for whole groups of different peoples/languages.
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level 48
Aug 20, 2013
The Isle of Man is not part of the UK. There are Manx people in the UK, but there are considerably more on the Isle of Man. Please correct this.
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level 67
Sep 16, 2013
Where else would you consider a self-governing British Crown Dependency to be part of then? It is obviously not a sovereign state.
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level 70
Oct 8, 2013
I dare you to walk into a pub in Douglas and make that declaration! You're right, of course, but the Manx are fiercely independent and do consider themselves a country in their own right. Their motto reflects the fact that various rulers have come and gone, but the Manx are still there (Quocunque Jeceris Stabit: Whichever way you throw it, it stands). They also have the oldest continuous parliament in the world. And the biggest operational water wheel. And the least health and safety-friendly motorcycle race. I like them.
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level 77
Feb 16, 2015
If you discount the Isle of Man (since it is a territory and not it's own country, which sovereign nation in the world is home to the most people of this ethnicity? I'm guessing the U.K.
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level 70
Feb 9, 2016
The Isle of Man isn't a territory. Whether it's a country depends on how you define 'country'. England is a country, but not an independent one. The Isle of Man has its own parliament, its own laws, its own taxation, it enters into international agreements in its own name. It doesn't deal with its own defence and international relations are dealt with by the UK, but the IoM isn't included in international agreements entered into by the UK unless the IoM chooses to be included. The IoM has a special relationship with the EU, for example, separate to the UK's relationship.
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level 34
Sep 3, 2016
This his the same for the Channel Islands and Gibraltar then, I assume.
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level 64
Dec 3, 2013
Bantu is a language family, not an ethnicity. And it certainly isn't concentrated in Nigeria. In fact, nearly ALL Bantu speakers are south and east of Nigeria. Democratic Republic of the Congo probably has the most Bantu people.
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level 67
Feb 16, 2015
Yes, this is correct. There are very few Bantu peoples in Nigeria. The ones that are there are immigrants from other parts of Africa or their descendants. Nigeria has a large number of ethnolinguistic groups from the Niger-Congo family, of which Bantu is also a part, so I can see why there would be confusion, but not all Niger-Congo speakers are Bantu. Like @beekash said, the DR Congo has the most people of the various Bantu ethnicities, at around 54 million. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bantu_peoples https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo#Ethnic_groups
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level ∞
Feb 16, 2015
Thank you. I made a mistake and it is fixed now.
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level 8
Dec 22, 2013
Where is Aboriginal from Australia?
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level 70
Feb 13, 2014
Aborigines ('aboriginal' is an adjective and is considered by some to be mildly pejorative) can be the original inhabitants of anywhere. For example, the Ainu are sometimes referred to as the aboriginal people of Japan, and the Inuit the aboriginal people of Canada. The clue would have to be 'Australian Aborigines', which would kind of give the game away :o)
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level 63
Jun 6, 2014
Yeah, what Wombat said. 'Aborigine' just means 'a person, animal, or plant that has been in a country or region from earliest times' - it comes from the Latin phrase 'ab origine' meaning 'from the beginning'. The Romans, using Latin, even called their predecessors 'Aborigines'. Here in Australia, because there are SO many different group of indigenous peoples - several hundred, in fact - people used to refer to them just as Aborigines or Aboriginals, because our Constitution referred to them collectively as 'the aboriginal race'. These days, as PC is wont to call everything offensive, they are typically referred to as Indigenous Australians, which is not definitive enough for this quiz as it's a collective noun for the hundreds of ethnic groups native to the continent and surrounding islands. So, 'Aborigine' or 'Aboriginal' (also without capitalisation) is a global term that can be used anywhere indicating anyone or anything.
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level 66
Feb 16, 2015
They could have used Arrernte, which is the largest group of autochtonous Australians.
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level 48
Feb 16, 2015
There are hundreds of different aboriginal groups in Australia (though there used to be many more before European settlement), to group them all under the name 'aboriginals' is both incredibly vague and often considered insensitive. For the same reason, Australia has no official language, because to only choose one or two of the hundreds or just English would be insensitive.
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level 62
Jul 16, 2016
The fact that they lived in different tribes doesn't necessarily make them different ethnic groups. It's kind of like modern people living in different towns.
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level 69
Feb 10, 2015
I am Serbian and also Slavic, like our relatives from Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Russia.... Sami people are from Norway, Sweden and Finland. Tamil people are mostly from Sri Lanka. Magyars are from Hungary, my neighbours :) Quiz is good, idea is good, just give us more options, it would be nice :)
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level 66
Feb 16, 2015
You listed all this countries and forgot Bulgaria? Come on, we're right next to you. :-) On another note - the quiz is for the countries which have *the most* people from the ethnic group, not just any number of them.
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level 69
Feb 16, 2015
:)) Sorry Maya, my mistake. And Bulgaria :)
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level 54
Feb 16, 2015
You are being nice enough that I'm not sure if this is meant to be a correction or plea for adding alternative answers. Most of this is just in general, not to you specifically. As stated, it is the largest absolute number of people for that ethnicity in one country, not proportion-based. For example, the highest proportions of Tamil and Jews may be in Sri Lanka and Israel respectively, and there is probably a more concentrated population of Slavs outside of Russia but since those countries have such large populations they take the top spot. I remember hearing that China is emerging as a country with one of the largest Christian populations, even though it is a very small percentage. 1% of a billion is still 10 million people.
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level 43
Jun 21, 2017
But Slavs are not one ethnic group. That would be the same as listing Native Americans as one ethnic group.
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level 37
Apr 16, 2015
I thought Pashtuns are mainly in Afghanistan
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level 48
Jun 21, 2017
They may or may not have originated there, but the greater population resides in Pakistan.
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level 58
Jun 25, 2015
it should be mancs not manx..
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level 62
Jul 16, 2016
Mancs are from Manchester. The Manx are from the Isle of Man. Completely different.
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level 23
Sep 5, 2015
Jewish is not an ethnic group and shouldn't belong here. I understand the Copts, but no, Jewish really should be on this list. Its a religion, not an ethnicity.
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level 62
Jul 16, 2016
Nope. The Jews were a small ethnic group from ancient Israel. Modern Jews see themselves as descendants of those people. Whether or not they're right really doesn't matter. Ethnicity is far more cultural than it is biological.
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level 59
Jun 21, 2017
In my opinion, it would be more exact to say that Jews form several ethnic groups, such as Ashkenazi, Sepharadi, Mizrahi or Falasha.
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level 28
Feb 26, 2016
Tamilians is a linguistic group.Tamil is a language.Ethnic races of India are Aryans and Dravidians. Tamilians belong to Dravidians. I am a South Indian- a Dravidian.
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level 62
Jul 16, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamils
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level 66
Mar 3, 2016
Ehhm....the Romansh in Switzerland aren't an ethnic groupe. They are normal Swiss that have developed an Italian-like language.
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level 62
Jul 16, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romansh_people
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level 77
Jun 21, 2017
Which makes them an ethnic group. A group of people connected by common history, culture, and language.
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level 48
Jun 21, 2017
Ehhm...groupe?
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level 46
Jun 21, 2017
"Slavs" is a very broad term for an ethnic group. It's like asking which country has the most "Romance" and "Germanics".
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level 77
Jun 21, 2017
Germanic people are an ethnic group. As are "Latins" and "Latinos." I've seen the term "Latin" before applied to anyone from a country where the majority speaks a Romance language, including those in Europe; Latino usually applies only to those from Latin America.
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level 59
Jun 22, 2017
Pan-Slavic nationalism was at least one of the justifications for Russia's entry into WWI, and pan-Germanism was the basis of Hitler's claims on Austria and the Sudetenland. There's very recent European history with a basis in ethnic groupings like "Germanic."
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level 67
Jun 21, 2017
I found this to be interesting and fun, but a bit easy. Credit to Warren Zevon's "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" for getting me an answer.
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level 16
Jun 21, 2017
manx = isle of man NOT UK I have nether heard of Manx
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level 54
Jun 21, 2017
Then how do you know?
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level 48
Jun 21, 2017
Nether ether?
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level 28
Jun 21, 2017
Not many people know about the Isle of Mann therefor Manx, that is where my family is from and people give me a strange look when I say "I am Manx"
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level 63
Jun 21, 2017
I would answer "sure you're not a womanx."
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level 70
Jun 22, 2017
I'd assume you're a Manchester United supporter. :-P
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level 61
Feb 1, 2019
Id think he wpuld be a tailless cat :) just kidding though, I know about the isle of mann. Very interesting imo
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level 44
Jun 22, 2017
I believe Jewish is a religion, not an ethnic group.
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level 62
Jun 25, 2017
"Jewish" is not an ethnic group. Neither are Cantonese people, and Slavs include a lot of different ethnic groups.
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level ∞
Jun 25, 2017
What exactly do you think an ethnic group is? Here's what Wikipedia says:

An ethnic group or ethnicity is a category of people who identify with each other based on similarities such as common ancestral, language, social, cultural or national experiences.... Membership of an ethnic group tends to be defined by a shared cultural heritage, ancestry, origin myth, history, homeland, language or dialect, symbolic systems such as religion, mythology and ritual, cuisine, dressing style, art, and physical appearance.

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level 62
Jun 26, 2017
Jewish people are closely linked, even more so than Christians because there are far less Jews. And someone has pointed out that supposedly they all have a common ancestor. But do kings and queens belong to a different ethnic group than the people they rule over? And what about all the people who have converted? I don't have any Jewish friends, but I'm pretty sure they don't think of Jewish as an ethnic group like Maoris are an ethnic group.
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level 68
Mar 21, 2019
Why are you "pretty sure" about what people you don't know think? Sounds silly. As it happens, Jews (especially secular ones) generally do think of themselves as ethnically Jewish, as did our persecutors for many centuries.
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level 62
Jun 26, 2017
Cantonese, in this case, denotes an inhabitant of Canton (Guangzhou). Just because they speak a different language does not mean they are a distinct ethnic group from the Han Chinese. They may have slightly different behaviors or customs, but they are still the same ethnic group as people in Beijing or Chengdu. Is "New Yorker" on any ballot? However, Han, Manchu and Zhuang, among others, are distinct ethnic groups. I think they work way better than Cantonese anyways.
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level 62
Jun 26, 2017
Now that I think about it Manchus are pretty assimilated.
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level 62
Jun 26, 2017
Slavs really do include many different ethnic groups. Some of them are closer than others. For example, Croats, Serbs and Bosniaks are more or less the same ethnicity, but refuse to be grouped with one another. They try really hard to separate their languages when, at the very most, they all speak very, very mutually intelligible dialects of Serbo-Croatian. Bosniaks are only separate from the rest because they are Muslims. On the other hand, Moldova tries very hard to associate themselves with Romania. I don't think Slav is one uniform ethnicity.
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level 62
Jun 26, 2017
Would you say Poles, Czechs, Serbs and Russians are all the same ethnic group?
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level ∞
Jun 26, 2017
Not only can one person be a part of multiple ethnic groups, but an ethnic group can include multiple other ethnic groups.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavs

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level 65
Jun 27, 2017
I am a Pole and yes, I consider myself as a member of the same ethnic group as millions of Russians, Serbs, Czechs and so on
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level 47
Jul 4, 2018
I live in the DRC - Bantu is not an ethnic group. In Africa the term Bantu is a kind of umbrella category of ethnicities to distinguish between the majority of Africans in west, central, and southern Africa, from 'Nilotic people' in eastern Africa and around the horn. Hutus (one of the other answers) are part of the Bantu people. Tutsis are part of the Nilotic people. I'd recommend changing this question as 'Bantu' is not an ethnicity. Thanks
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level 45
Oct 1, 2018
I recommend adding the 'Banyarwanda' to this group! They are not a particularly famous ethnic group; however, they are notorious for being the only ethnic group in Rwanda and that's pretty cool!
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level 61
Feb 1, 2019
The dutch are not an ethnic group, it is merely a nationality. It is like saying americans are an ethnic group. They are not, they are just people that all happen to live in the usa.

you cóuld ve used frisians. If im not mistaken the country once was divived into frisians saxons and francs, though noone nowadays identifies with the latter too. Though there is a real distinction between the people from the south of the country and the west or north.

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level 77
Sep 16, 2019
eth·nic·i·ty
/eTHˈnisədē/
noun
the fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition.
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level 26
Sep 16, 2019
HARD