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Chinese Ethnic Groups: Overview Statistics

Chinese Ethnic Groups


China serves as home to 56 official ethnic groups. The largest group, the Han, makes up over 92% of China's vast population, and it is the elements of Han civilization regraded as "Chinese culture". Yet, the 55 ethnic minorities, residing on the northern, southern and western frontier of China, maintain their own rich traditions and customs, and all are parts of Chinese culture.

Internet Resources

State Ethnic Affairs Commission of the People's Republic of China

  • "The State Ethnic Affairs Commission (simplified Chinese: 国家民族事务委员会; traditional Chinese: 國家民族事務委員會; pinyin: Guójiā Mínzú Shìwù Wěiyuánhuì) is responsible for relations between the Central Government and ethnic minorities in China. It is one of several departments or commissions under the State Council of the People's Republic of China." (From Wiki)

Nationalities of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • This collective works by Wikipedia contributors and users contain a fairly large amount of information on the 56 Chinese ethnic groups. Under each entry by an individual group, there are geography, tradition, history and language, and other information. Note: it's open to being edited by every user.

Chinese Minority Ethnic Groups -

  • This link offers detailed information on China's 56 ethnic groups including their folk customs, language, and clothing.

Ethnic Minorities -

  • Basic facts about each ethnic group with pictures and articles about their culture, languages and history.