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Chagossians

The Chagossians are people who previously lived on the Chagos Islands. They are of African, Indian and Malay ancestry. They lived on Diego Garcia, Peros Banhos and the Salomon island chain, as well as other islands. They were forcibly removed fro ...

                                               

Luo

The Luo are an ethnic group in western Kenya, northern Uganda, and in Mara Region in northern Tanzania. They are part of a larger group of the linguistic Luo peoples who inhabit an area ranging from South Sudan, South-Western Ethiopia, Northern a ...

                                               

Mossi

The Mossi are an ethnic group of people who live mostly in Burkina Faso in Africa, and also in Ivory Coast and Ghana. They make up 40% of all the people in Burkina Faso. They speak a language called Moore or More.

                                               

Pygmy people

Pygmy is a word that describes several ethnic groups with unusually short people. According to anthropologists, pygmies can be any group where adult men are less than 150 centimetres tall on average. The best known pygmies are the Aka, Efe and Mb ...

                                               

Arakanese people

Arakanese is a nationality in Myanmar; they form the majority along the coastal region of present-day Rakhine State or Arakan State. They possibly constitute 5.53% or more of Myanmars total population but no accurate census figures exist. Arakane ...

                                               

Dayak

The Dayak are the native ethnic group of Borneo. There is no Dayak culture, because the word is used for many different groups of people. Dayak live on the island of Borneo, that is either in Brunei, Indonesia or Malaysia. Originally, the Dayak h ...

                                               

Ethnic minorities in Azerbaijan

This article is about the ethnic minorities in Azerbaijan. Although more than 91% of the people are ethnic Azerbaijanis, Azerbaijan has many ethnic minorities including Russians, Ukrainians, Georgians, Jews and other minorities. However the numbe ...

                                               

Kyrgyz people

It comes from the Turkic word kyrk which means "forty". Kyrgyz means "a collection of forty tribes". It also means "imperishable", "inextinguishable" and "immortal". The hero Manas unified 40 tribes against the Khitans. The History of Yuan writte ...

                                               

Malays

The Malays are an Austronesian ethnic group in Southeast Asia. They mainly live in the Malay Peninsula and many parts of the Malay Archipelago, including Brunei, Singapore, Borneo and eastern Sumatra.

                                               

Uyghur people

The Uyghurs are a Turkic people living mainly in Xinjiang, China. Over 11 million Uyghurs live there, more than any other part of the world. Some Uyghurs seek independence from China. There are also sizeable Uyghur populations in Beijing, Shangha ...

                                               

Ethnic groups in Europe

The native peoples of Europe are seperated by common genetics, common language, or both. It is estimated there are 87 distinct native peoples in Europe, 33 of which form the ethnic majority in their country. The other 54 are minorities in their c ...

                                               

Roma in Turkey

The Roma people in Turkey call themself Romanlar. They are the oldest subgroup of Roma people in Europe. They are Sunni Muslim of Hanafi school. Engagement, marriage, and male circumcision are big festivals. They speak the Turkish language as a f ...

                                               

Sardinians

Sardinians are the people native to the island of Sardinia, an autonomous region of Italy. Sardinians are noted for the distinct Nuragic civilization in ancient times. They are also known for the indigenous language many still speak, Sardinian. S ...

                                               

Rapa Nui people

The Rapa Nui are the native Polynesian people of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, in the Pacific Ocean. The easternmost Polynesian culture, the Rapa Nui people currently make up 60% of Easter Islands population. Some live in mainland Chile. They speak ...

                                               

Quechuas

Quechuas is the term used for several ethnic groups in¨South America that use a Quechua language. They belong to several ethnic groups in South America, above all in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. The Quechuas of Ecuador call themselves - as well a ...

                                               

Battle of the Oranges

The Battle of the Oranges is a festival in Ivrea in northern Italy. The townspeople throw oranges at each other. The festival happens every year. It lasts three days. It is right before Shrove Tuesday, which means it is right before the Catholic ...

                                               

Bieler Braderie

The Braderie is a festival celebrated every year in Biel, Switzerland at the end of June. In 2013, the festival will start on 28 June and end on 30 June.

                                               

Birmingham Triennial Music Festival

The Birmingham Triennial Musical Festival was a festival of classical music that used to be held in Birmingham, England. It was started in 1784 and continued until 1912." Triennial” means that it happened once every three years.

                                               

Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool Illuminations is an annual Lights Festival. It was founded in 1879 and first switched on 18 September that year. It is held each autumn in the English seaside resort of Blackpool on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. Also known locally as T ...

                                               

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival. It started in 1947. It takes place every year at the same time as the Edinburgh International Festival: late August and early September. There are hundreds of different events. T ...

                                               

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival is a festival of music, theatre, opera, dance, visual arts and literature that takes place every year in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. Each year it is held for about three weeks in late August and early Sep ...

                                               

Infiorata di Genzano

The Flower Festival in Genzano is an event that takes place in the Genzano section of Rome, characterized by the carpet of flowers set up in the path of the religious procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

                                               

International Youth Arts Festival

International Youth Arts Festival is an annual youth arts festival held in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames every July. The festival was founded in 2009 by Robin Hutchinson MBE and has involved more than 25.000 young people as participan ...

                                               

Rekawka

Rekawka - a Polish folk festival celebrated on the first Tuesday after Easter Sunday in Krakow, on the Krak Mound. It is an ancient tumulus, not far from one of the oldest churches in Krakow – St. Benedict’s church.

                                               

San Fermin

The festival of San Fermin is held each year in the city of Pamplona. Other names for the festival are Sanfermines or Sanferminak. It starts at noon on 6 July with the setting off of a rocket. It ends at midnight on 14 July with the singing of th ...

                                               

Ashkenazi Jews

Ashkenazi Jews / Ashkenazic Jews / Ashkenazim are Jews who originally lived in northern and eastern Europe. They once lived in the area of Rhineland and France and after the crusades they moved to Poland, Lithuania and Russia. In the 17th century ...

                                               

Sephardi Jews

Sephardi Jews, also known as Sephardic Jews or Sephardim, are a Jewish ethnic division. They emerged as a distinct community around 1000 AD on the Iberian Peninsula. Jews established communities throughout Spain and Portugal. Then in the late 15t ...

                                               

Lake Albert (Africa)

Lake Albert, or Albert Nyanza, is a lake in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is one of the African Great Lakes. Lake Albert is Africas seventh-largest lake, and the worlds twenty-seventh largest lake by volume. Lake Albert is i ...

                                               

Lake Chad

Lake Chad is a large, shallow, endorheic lake in the African Sahel. It has varied in size over the centuries. Lake Chad shrank as much as 95% from about 1963 to 1998, but "the 2007 satellite image shows significant improvement over previous years ...

                                               

Koyashskoye Salt Lake

Koyashskoye or Koyashske is a salt lake on the coast of the Kerch Peninsula in Crimea Ukraine. It is separated from the Black Sea by a strip of land. It is 4 by 2 kilometres and 1 metre deep. The water color varies from pink to the scarlet, depen ...

                                               

Lake Agassiz

Lake Agassiz was a very large glacial lake in central North America. Fed by glacial meltwater at the end of the last ice age, its area was larger than all of the modern Great Lakes combined. The area that was covered by Lake Agassiz was the geogr ...

                                               

Lake Maracaibo

Lake Maracaibo is a large brackish tidal bay in Venezuela. It is an "inlet of the Caribbean Sea". It is often called a lake rather than a bay or lagoon. In the north, a channel 55 km long connects it to the Carribean Sea. The lake is named after ...

                                               

Geez script

The Geez script, also known as Ethiopic, is a writing system native to Eastern Africa. It is the alphabet used in several languages of Eritrea and Ethiopia. The script is used as an abugida alphasyllabary for languages such as Amharic and Tigriny ...

                                               

Gun language

Gun language is a language in the Gbe languages group. It is spoken by the Gun people in Benin and Nigeria. This language is close to Fon, as well as to Agbome, Kpase, Maxi and Weme languages. It is the second most spoken language of Benin. It is ...

                                               

Tunisian Arabic language

Tunisian Arabic, or simply Tunisian, is a set of dialects of Maghrebi Arabic spoken in Tunisia. It is known among its over 11 million speakers Tounsi, "Tunisian" or Derja "everyday language" to distinguish it from Modern Standard Arabic, the offi ...

                                               

Bikol languages

Bikol is a language spoken by people in the Bicol region on southeastern Luzon in the Philippines. It was highly influenced by the Spanish language. The Bicol Languages are a group of central Philippine languages spoken mostly on the Bicol Penins ...

                                               

Isan language

Isan is the name for a number of closely related dialects which are spoken in the Northeast of Thailand and neighbouring countries. Isan is mostly used for informal communication. Isan consists of a number of dialects, there is no official langua ...

                                               

Jeju language

The Jeju language comes from Middle Korean, which is also the ancestor of the Korean language. Jeju became a separate language from mainland Korean due to its isolation as an island and because in 1629, Jejuans were banned from leaving Jeju, caus ...

                                               

Kazakh language

Kazakh is a Turkic language that is spoken in Kazakhstan, a country in central Asia. It, along with Russian, is one of Kazakhstans official languages.

                                               

Languages of South Asia

The languages of South Asia include a few major groups: Dravidian languages, in South India and Sri Lanka. Munda languages, a branch of the Austroasiatic language family, in small areas of India. Tibeto-Burman languages, a branch of the Sino-Tibe ...

                                               

Lao language

Lao or Laotian is a language and is the official language of Laos. It is also spoken in the northeast part of Thailand. Lao, like the other languages of Laos, is written in an abugida writing system. The languages has variations, but the Vientian ...

                                               

Okinawan language

The Okinawan language is a Ryukyuan language that is spoken in the Okinawa Islands of Japan. Most linguists say that it branched off from Proto-Japonic, which is the ancestor of Japanese and the Ryukyuan languages. The Japanese government says Ok ...

                                               

Ryukyuan languages

The Ryūkyūan languages are a group of Japonic languages spoken in the Ryūkyū Islands, the southernmost part of Japan. The languages are Amami, Kunigami, Okinawan, Miyako, Yaeyama and Yonaguni. Although Japan says the Ryukyuan languages are dialec ...

                                               

Languages of Singapore

There are many languages in Singapore. The reason is that Singapore has a multi-ethnic society. The Singapore government recognises four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil. Due to the Singapores history, the symbolic national ...

                                               

Singlish

Singlish is a language used mostly in Singapore. It is the first language of many younger Singaporeans, especially those whose parents do not share a native language or dialect, and is the second language of nearly all the rest of the countrys re ...

                                               

Tungusic languages

The Tungusic languages are spoken in Eastern Siberia and Manchuria. Some linguists consider them to be part of the Altaic languages but many others do not think so. Many Tungusic languages are in danger, and the long-term future of the family is ...

                                               

Albanian language

The Albanian language is an Indo-European language. It is spoken mostly in Albania, Kosovo and Republic of North Macedonia.

                                               

Aromanian language

Aromanian, also known as Macedo-Romanian or Vlach, is an Eastern Romance language, similar to Meglenoromanian, or a dialect of the Romanian language spoken in Southeastern Europe. Its speakers are called Aromanians or Vlachs.

                                               

Bulgarian language

Bulgarian is an Indo-European language. It is spoken mainly in Bulgaria and parts of North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova. The Bulgarian language is similar to the Macedonian and the Serbian languages, which are part of the South Slavic b ...

                                               

Burgenland Croatian

Burgenland Croatian is a regional language of the Chakavian dialect of the Croatian language. It is spoken in Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Burgenland Croatian is a minority language in the Austrian state of Burgenland. 19.41 ...