Chinese people

ethnic groups

Chinese people are the various ethnic groups from China, including Taiwan.

Chinese people
Regions with significant populations
 United States2,899,267
Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Chinese folk religion
Countries with a significant population with Chinese ancestry.
  China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
  + 1,000,000
  + 100,000
  + 10,000
  + 1,000

The largest of these groups is the Han Chinese. This group is often called "Chinese" or "ethnic Chinese" in English.[2] Large numbers of Han Chinese live in countries other than China. They may make up as much as 19% of the world's population.[3]

Other ethnic groups in China include the Zhuang, Hui, Manchu, and Uyghurs, among many others. The People's Republic of China (PRC) officially recognises 56 ethnic groups.[4][5] Taiwan (Republic of China, ROC) officially recognises 14 tribes of Taiwanese aborigines. The list of ethnic groups in China includes the major ethnic groups of China (PRC) and Taiwan.



  1. China - International emigrant stock
  2. Who are the Chinese people? (in Chinese). Retrieved on 26 April 2013.
  3. "World's Most Typical Person: Han Chinese Man". China Real Time. Wall Street Journal. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  4. Jenner, W.J.F. (2004). "Race and history in China". In Alan Lawrance (ed.). China Since 1919: Revolution and Reform: a Sourcebook. Psychology Press. pp. 252–255. ISBN 978-0-415-25141-9.
  5. Millward, James A. (2007). Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang. Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-13924-3.