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Ethnic Groups A-Z

Name these ethnic groups starting with each letter of the alphabet.
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: November 30, 2019
First submittedSeptember 30, 2019
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Clue
Ethnic Group
A
Dominant ethnic group of the Middle East and North Africa
Arabs
B
This group of Spain and France speaks a language unrelated to all other
European languages
Basques
C
Christian ethnic group in Egypt
Copts
D
Native American tribe for which two U.S. states are named
Dakota
E
Uralic-speaking group of the European Union
Estonians
F
Dutch-speaking people that live in northern Belgium
Flemish
G
Ethnic group of Mahatma Gandhi
Gujaratis
H
This ethnic group makes up about 18% of the global population
Han Chinese
I
Group of similar culturally indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic
regions of Greenland, Canada and Alaska
Inuit
J
Largest ethnic group in Indonesia
Javanese
K
They live primarily in southeast Turkey and northern Iraq
Kurds
L
Indochinese group that originated in southern China
Lao
M
African tribe in Tanzania and Kenya whose life centers around cattle herding
Maasai
N
Ancient people who inhabit the Nile valley in Sudan and Egypt
Nubians
O
Main ethnic group of the Indian state of Odisha
Oriya
P
Ethnic group of Marie Curie, Nicolaus Copernicus, and Frédéric Chopin
Poles
Q
Main people that built the Inca Empire
Quechua
R
This nomadic group orginally came from India, but now lives in
various European countries
Romani
S
Indigenous people of northern Scandinavia and Finland
Sami
T
Second largest ethnic group in Russia, centered around the city of Kazan
Tatars
U
Turkic ethnic group oppressed by the Chinese government
Uyghurs
V
They are called "Kinh" to distinguish them from other ethnic groups in the country
Vietnamese
W
They call themselves "Cymry"
Welsh
X
Nelson Mandela's ethnic group
Xhosa
Y
Ethnic group to which 98.5% of Japanese residents belong
Yamato
Z
The largest ethnic group in South Africa
Zulu
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level 70
Oct 2, 2019
Either "Native American tribe for which two U.S. states are named" or, if you insist on ending a clue with a preposition, "Native American tribe which two U.S. states are named after". But "Native American tribe for which two U.S. states are named after" is objectively wrong by any measure.
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level ∞
Oct 2, 2019
Fixed
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level 82
Oct 2, 2019
Should've known those Russians in T. Especially because I've had an exam question about them once and was totally clueless what to answer. Should've learned from then, you'd think?
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level 68
Nov 25, 2019
Could you accept "Tartar"
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level 68
Nov 29, 2019
Only with halibut.
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level 80
Oct 2, 2019
I think you should add "Roma" as an accepted name where you only now accept "Romani". I have mostly heard of them referred to as "Roma". .
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level ∞
Oct 3, 2019
Roma will work now.
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level 49
Oct 3, 2019
Sami is spelled alternately as Saami. Suggest adding that as an accepted name.
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level ∞
Oct 4, 2019
Okay
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level 76
Oct 3, 2019
I've never seen 'Uyghurs' in written form, so I was wracking my brain for another group aside from "Weegurs." Whelp!
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level 57
Oct 16, 2019
I feel proud my ethnic group (Odia) got featured in a Jetpunk quiz :") Which is also the least guessed, can't say I blame you though.
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level 77
Nov 29, 2019
Hey.. it's almost as much-guessed as a group that comprises 125 million Japanese.
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level 62
Nov 29, 2019
Yeah, it's interesting that the Yamato so overwhelm the Japanese population that we just call them "Japanese." I'm quite a Japanophile, and I'd never heard that term until this quiz.
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level 36
Nov 29, 2019
The NBA wants everyone to know that it had nothing to do with this quiz--and in particular with the clue for the letter "U."
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level 58
Nov 29, 2019
Interesting - I've lived in China as long as I can remember and yet have never heard of U on Chinese media!
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level 58
Nov 29, 2019
Also, why does it say 'European Union' instead of 'Europe' in E?
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level 57
Nov 29, 2019
I would assume because of the Erzya subgroup of Mordvins that live in Mordovia, Russia.
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level 58
Nov 29, 2019
Could 'Tartar' be accepted for T, as it is sometimes written that way?
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level 77
Nov 29, 2019
particularly when referencing their sauce.
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level 58
Dec 9, 2019
Actually, I have heard of U on Chinese media, but only when referring to great improvements in their living standards, and how content they are with their lives.
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level 34
Nov 29, 2019
Great use of the word comprise, kalbahamut!
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level 74
Nov 29, 2019
I think you'll find that the Kurds live mainly in South-East Turkey not the South-West.
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level ∞
Nov 30, 2019
Fixed
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level 71
Nov 29, 2019
Bit confused by Estonians being classed as a separate ethnic group - they are Finnic, same as Finns.
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level 47
Nov 29, 2019
Well, "ethnic groups", like "races", are imaginary categories invented by humans to simplify a much more complex reality. They're just a matter of convention, so considering "Estonians" to be a separate ethnic group isn't wrong... Not more than considering them to be "Finnic", anyway.
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level 77
Nov 29, 2019
ethnicity is not exactly the same as race. Though both are social constructs, the chief difference is that the concept of "race" asserts that there is some objective underlying genetic reason to divide people into very large, mostly discrete groups dissimilar from other large, discrete groups. There is not. Ethnicity, on the other hand, does objectively exist as all that is required to belong to an ethnicity, by definition, is to identify that you do. It's really about how people label, sort, and identify themselves. The concept of ethnicity makes no assertions about people other than the fact that we tend to sort ourselves and others into tribes. Ethnicity can be about a perceived common culture, history, language, geography, religion, or nationality as easily as it can be about skin color or biology. You can identify as belonging to multiple different ethnicities, or you can reject them all and belong to none. And ethnicities can also be subdivided.
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level 66
Nov 29, 2019
Cymru = Wales Cymraeg = Welsh
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level 39
Nov 29, 2019
Should accept Viet for Vietnamese. https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Việt (rare, of a person) Synonym of Kinh (“ethnically Vietnamese, as opposed to other ethnic groups in Vietnam”)
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level 48
Nov 29, 2019
First of all, Copts are not an ethnic group. Look at any government census of Egypt and you'll see that the population is almost 99% ethnic Egyptian. Copts are ethnic Egyptian Christians. Secondly, calling the Saami "indigenous" implies some sort of colonization from the likes of white Scandinavians, when they have been in Scandinavia for as long, if not longer.
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level 59
Dec 2, 2019
Wrong on both counts.
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level 66
Nov 29, 2019
Spelling leniency for Quechua? (I ALWAYS forget that second U...)
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level 46
Dec 1, 2019
Nice quiz. You could perhaps add some more time. It takes quite long to read hints for the non native English speaker.
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