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Unrecognized ethnic groups in China

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Unrecognized ethnic groups in China

Several ethnic groups of the People's Republic of China are not officially recognized. Taken together, these groups (未识别民族 wèi shíbié mínzú) number more than 730,000 people; if considered as a single group, they would constitute the twentieth most populous ethnic group of China. There are in addition small distinct ethnic groups that have been classified as part of larger ethnic groups that are officially recognized.

Completely unrecognized ethnic groups include:

Ethnic groups that have been subsumed under the official list of 56 recognized ethnic groups:

See also


  1. ^ Profile of the Khmu people in China, as cited by Native Planet
  2. ^ Article "A Proud People", from Asiaweek
  3. ^ Article about the Mang people, from Yunnan Travel Online (Article written in Simplified Chinese)
  4. ^ Article "Are There Really Jews in China?: An Update", from The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
  5. ^ Article about the Mosuo people, from Yunnan Travel Online
  6. ^ Article on the Sherpa people, on
  7. ^

External links

  • (Chinese) 至今没有归属中国尚待被识别的23个少数民族
  • List of the 56 officially recognised ethnic groups
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