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Taveta people

There is also a town in Taita-Taveta District called Taveta Taveta is the name of a tribe of East Africa. It is also the name of the principal town in the land of the Taveta people, and the name of the surrounding subdistrict of Kenya.

Teso people

The It eso are a Nilotic ethnic group in eastern Uganda and western Kenya. Teso refers to the traditional homeland of the Iteso, and Ateso is their language. Iteso is plural, Etesot and Atesot are singular. Etesot is for male person from Teso and ...

Tugen people

Tugen may also refer to Tugen Hills in Kenya. The Tugen are a sub tribe of the Kalenjin people alongside the Nandi, Kipsigis, Keiyo, Pokot, Marakwet, Sabaot, Ogiek, Lembus and Sengwer sub-tribes. They occupy Baringo County and some parts of Nakur ...

Wadawida

Wadawida are a subgroup of the Taita people of South Eastern Kenya in East Africa. These Bantu speaking people are in origin and language more related to the Taveta people of Kenya, and the Pare who live at the Pare Mountains, Chagga who live on ...

Wardey

The Wardey is an ethnic Somali speaking community found in Southern Somalia and they also settled in Eastern Kenya, mostly along the Tana River. The Wardey are pastoralist community. Mostly they live in Tana River County alongside with Orma commu ...

Yaaku people

The Yaaku, are a people who are said to have lived in regions of southern Ethiopia and central Kenya, possibly through to the 18th century. The language they spoke is today called Yaakunte. The Yaaku assimilated a hunter-gathering population, who ...

Japanese settlement in Kiribati

Japanese presence in Kiribati dates back to the 20th century when labourers were hired to work in Kiribatis phosphate mines. As compared to the other Micronesian countries which came under Japanese rule in the first half of the 20th century, the ...

Yemaek

Yemaek or Yamaek were an ancient tribal group in Manchuria and the northern Korean Peninsula who are regarded by many scholars as the ancestors of modern Koreans. They had ancestral ties to various Korean kingdoms including Gojoseon, Buyeo, Gogur ...

Gorani people

The Gorani or Goranci, are a Slavic Muslim ethnic group inhabiting the Gora region - the triangle between Kosovo, Albania, and North Macedonia. They number an estimated 60.000 people, and speak a transitional South Slavic dialect, called Goranski ...

History of the Jews in Kosovo

The history of the Jews in Kosovo largely mirrors that of the history of the Jews in Serbia, except during the Second World War, when Kosovo, as part of Kingdom of Albania, was under Italian control and later under German control. The other excep ...

Romani people in Kosovo

Romani people in Kosovo are part of the wider Romani community, the biggest minority group in Europe. Romani people in Kosovo share a very similar culture, tradition, non-distinguishing physical appearance, with Ashkali and Balkan Egyptians, most ...

Expatriates in Kuwait

There are a large number of expatriates in Kuwait, with most residing in Kuwait City. Expatriates are primarily attracted by the employment opportunities in Kuwait. Expatriates account for 70% of Kuwaits total population.

Armenians in Kuwait

The Armenians in Kuwait are people of Armenian descent living in Kuwait. As of 2013, there has been a large population increase and now there are 6.000 Armenians. Before the Gulf War, the Armenian population reached its peak of 12.000. But after ...

Filipinos in Kuwait

Filipinos in Kuwait are either migrants from or descendants of the Philippines living in Kuwait. As of 2012, there are roughly 180.000 of these Filipinos in Kuwait. Most people in the Filipino community are migrant workers, and approximately 60% ...

Indians in Kuwait

The community of Indians in Kuwait includes Indian expatriates in Kuwait, as well as Kuwaiti citizens of Indian origin or descent. According to the Indian ministry of external affairs, there are around 960.000 Indians as of 2019. constituting the ...

Nepalis in Kuwait

Nepalis in Kuwait consist mainly of migrants from Nepal to Kuwait, mostly migrant workers and domestic maids. A growing number of Nepalese workers are joining the hundreds of thousands of other South Asian expatriates in the oil-rich Gulf state a ...

Pakistanis in Kuwait

According to official figures published by the Kuwaiti government the population of Pakistanis in Kuwait as of 2016 was revealed to stand at 109.853. This made Pakistanis the 6th largest group of foreigners in Kuwait.

Turks in Kuwait

Turks in Kuwait are Kuwaiti people of Turkish ancestry and foreign Turkish people who live in Kuwait. By Turkish roots, this could mean roots linking back to Turkey, the island of Cyprus or the communities of the Turkish diaspora.

Alak people

The Alak or Hrlak are an Austroasiatic ethnic group of southern Laos, living mainly in Salavan Province. They speak the Alak language. Little is known of their history, though as an Austroasiatic-speaking group, their origin is presumably in the ...

Katang people

The Katang are an ethnic group predominantly living in Laos. A few live elsewhere in Southeast Asia. In 2015 there were 144.255 living in Laos, making them one of the largest subgroups of the Lao Theung and one of the largest true ethnic groups i ...

Lao Lom

The Lao Lom, also called Tai Lom or Tai Loei, are an ethnic group in Thailand and Laos. They should not be confused with the Lao Loum, who make up approximately 69% of the population of Laos.

Lao Loum

The Lao Loum is an official Lao Peoples Democratic Republic designation for lowland dwelling Tai peoples, including the majority Lao people. The Lao Loum, literally meaning "lowland Lao," are the inhabitants of the river valleys and lowlands alon ...

Lao Theung

The Lao Theung or Lao Thoeng is one of the traditional divisions of ethnic groups living in Laos. It literally indicates the "midland Lao", and comprises a variety of different ethnic groups of mostly Austro-Asiatic origin. In 1993, the Lao Theun ...

Laotian Chinese

The Laotian Chinese are an overseas Chinese community who live in Laos. At present they constitute an estimated 2% of the population. The Laotian Chinese community have a disproportionately large presence in the Laotian business sector and domina ...

Lua people

The Lua people are a minority ethnic group native to Laos, although there is now a sizable community living in Thailand. Lua is their preferred autonym, while their Lao neighbours tend to call them Thin, Tin or Htin. Another term for this group i ...

Saek people

The center of the Saek population is the Mekong River in central Laos. A smaller Saek community makes its home in the Isan region of northeast Thailand, near the border with Laos.

Vietnamese people in Laos

There is a large community of Vietnamese people in Laos. As Vietnam and Laos are neighbours, there is a long history of population migrations between the territories which today make up the two respective countries.

Yang people

The Yang people, also known as the Nhang or Nyang, are a Tai-speaking ethnic group of Phongsaly Province, northwestern Laos. Chazee reports that they number approximately 5.000 people as of 1995. The Yang are heavily influenced by Tai Lue culture ...

Kreevins

Kreevins were Votes who lived in the proximity of Latvian town of Bauska and spoke a dialect of Votic. In the middle of the 19th century they merged with the surrounding Latvians, although many traditional aspects of Votic culture are still prese ...

Latgalians

Latgalians were an ancient Baltic tribe. They likely spoke the Latvian language, which probably became the lingua franca in present-day Latvia during the Northern Crusades due to their alliance with the crusaders. Latgalians later assimilated the ...

Latgalians (modern)

The Latgalians are the ethnic Latvians of Latgale, who speak Latgalian, a distinct dialect of Latvian, and share a common culture that sets them apart from other Latvians.

Ludza Estonians

The Ludza Estonians were a group of ethnic Estonians living in and around Ludza, south-eastern Latvia.

Poles in Latvia

The Polish minority in Latvia numbers about 51.548 and forms 2.3% of the population of Latvia. Poles are concentrated in the former Inflanty Voivodeship region, with about 18.000 in Daugavpils and 17.000 in Riga. People of Polish ethnicity have l ...

Vends (Livonia)

The Vends were a Baltic tribe that lived in the 12th to 16th centuries in the area around the town of Wenden in present-day north-central Latvia. According to Livonian Chronicle of Henry prior to their arrival in the area of Wenden in the 12th ce ...

Armenians in Lebanon

The Armenians in Lebanon are Lebanese citizens of Armenian descent. There has been an Armenian presence in Lebanon for centuries. According to Minority Rights Group International, there are 156.000 Armenians in Lebanon, around 4% of the populatio ...

Assyrians in Lebanon

Assyrians in Lebanon are Lebanese citizens of Assyrian descent. Most of the Assyrians in Lebanon came as refugees from northern Iraq and northeast Syria, two of the four locations of the Assyrian homeland. There are an estimated 40.000 to 80.000 ...

Bulgarians in Lebanon

Bulgarians in Lebanon are between 400 - 1000 people. Most of them are Bulgarian women married to Lebanese men and their children, almost all of which live in Beirut.

French people in Lebanon

French people in Lebanon are French citizens resident in Lebanon, including many binationals and persons of mixed ancestry. French statistics estimated that there were around 21.500 French citizens living in Lebanon in 2011. There are neither off ...

History of the Jews in Lebanon

The history of the Jews in Lebanon encompasses the presence of Jews in present-day Lebanon stretching back to biblical times. Following large-scale emigration following the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and much more importantly the Lebanese Civil War, ...

Indians in Lebanon

There is a small but recognisable community of Indians in Lebanon consisting of laborers and engineers mainly working in the industrial sector; some have opened their own businesses. The Indian migrants work in sectors of the Lebanese economy suc ...

Iraqis in Lebanon

Iraqis in Lebanon are people of Iraqi origin residing in Lebanon, which includes Lebanese citizens of Iraqi ancestry or more recently Iraqis seeking refuge in Lebanon, most as a direct result of the instability and violence that followed the 2003 ...

Melkite

The term Melkite, also written Melchite, refers to various Christian churches of the Byzantine Rite and their members originating in the Middle East. The term comes from the common Central Semitic root M-L-K, meaning "royal", and by extension "im ...

Pakistanis in Lebanon

Pakistanis in Lebanon are more than 700. They are comparatively smaller than other Pakistani Diaspora communities in the middle East, and form part of a much larger and mostly working-class South Asian population in the country, consisting of Sri ...

Palestinians in Lebanon

Palestinians in Lebanon include the Palestinian refugees who fled to Lebanon during the 1948 Palestine War, their descendants, as well as the Palestinian militias which resided in Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980s, and Palestinian nationals who have ...

Polish people in Lebanon

Polish people in Lebanon may refer to people born in or residing in Lebanon of full or partial Polish origin. They are a small group in Lebanon. Almost all of which live in Beirut.

Sri Lankans in Lebanon

Sri Lankans in Lebanon refer to people from Sri Lanka living in Lebanon. There are approximately 80.000 to 90.000 of them. Sri Lankans generally go to the Middle East to find work, with a large domestic labour population in Lebanon.

Syrians in Lebanon

Syrians in Lebanon refers to the Syrian migrant workers and, more recently, to the Syrian refugees who fled to Lebanon during the Syrian Civil War. The relationship between Lebanon and Syria includes Maronite-requested aid during Lebanons Civil W ...

Turks in Lebanon

Turks in Lebanon, also known as Lebanese Turks, are people of Turkish ancestry that live in Lebanon. Turks have been present in Lebanon ever since the Ottoman rule of the region.

Chinese people in Lesotho

In 1991, a local woman was beaten to death by security guards at a South African owned store. The event led to a nationalist outcry among the poor urban underclass in Maseru, who targeted foreign businesses run by South Koreans and Taiwanese, and ...

Bassa people (Liberia)

The Bassa people are a West African ethnic group primarily native to Liberia. They form a majority or a significant minority in Liberias Grand Bassa, Rivercess, Margibi and Montserrado counties. In Liberias capital of Monrovia, they are the large ...