Stateless Nations by Clue

Can you name these stateless nations with help from the clues?
A stateless nation is an ethnic group that does not own a state, and is not the majority population in a nation state.
This is by no means a comprehensive list!
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Last updated: December 4, 2021
First submittedJune 14, 2021
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Japan
The indigenous people of Hokkaido
Ainu people
Middle East
Predominantly Christian people that claim to be descended of an old empire dating back to 2500 BC
Assyrians
Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan
Currently seeks total independence from Pakistan
Baloch people
Spain, France
Speak a language that is completely unrelated to Romance languages
Basques
Spain
This people's language was brutally suppressed under the leadership of Francisco Franco
Catalans
Russia
Native to the Caucuses and have experienced two wars since the fall of the Soviet Union
Chechens
Netherlands, Germany
From the coastal regions of the Netherlands and northwestern Germany
Frisians
Spain
A Celtic nation closely related to the Portuguese
Galicians
Nigeria
Attempted to secede from Nigeria, which started the Nigerian Civil War
Igbo people
Middle East
Were promised a state after WWI, but that promise was broken 3 years later
Kurds
Central America
Descendants of a civilization that built the city of Chichén Itzá
Mayans
United States
Their language was used during WWII to prevent the Japanese from being able to decode American messages
Navajo people
Canada
French-speaking part of Canada
Québécois
Chile
The easternmost Polynesian culture known for their giant moai statues
Rapa Nui people
Myanmar (Burma)
A genocide led by the Burmese military forced 740,000 to move to Bangladesh
Rohingya people
Scandinavia
Inhabitants of northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia known for their semi-nomadic reindeer herding
Sámi people
United Kingdom
Founded an independent kingdom in the 9th century, north of England
Scots
Italy
Their capital is Palermo
Sicilians
Russia
Second-largest ethnic group of Russia
Tatars
China
Buddhist minority of China that lives on "the Roof of the World"
Tibetans
China
A Turkic people group that is currently experiencing ethnic cleansing
Uyghurs
United Kingdom
A Celtic nation with more sheep in their land than people
Welsh people
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Level 75
Nov 25, 2021
Great quiz. It would be great if it allowed both the region and the people (as in "Catalans" or "Catalonia")
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Level 57
Dec 4, 2021
Thank you for your suggestion! I have added the region name for stateless nations that have one.
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Level 73
Nov 25, 2021
Uighurs for Uyghurs, please?
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Level 57
Dec 4, 2021
Yes, thank you for your suggestion!