'people: Asian peoples'
Adivasia member of any of the aboriginal peoples of India Ainua member of the aboriginal people of Japan, now mostly intermixed with Mongoloid immigrants whose skin colour is more yellowish Akkadian or Accadiana member of an ancient Semitic people who lived in central Mesopotamia in the third millennium bc AmalekiteAmoritea member of an ancient Semitic people of c. 2000 b.c.: in the Bible, regarded as descended from Canaan, son of Ham: Gen. 10:16 AndamaneseAraba member of a Semitic people originally inhabiting Arabia, who spread throughout the Middle East, N Africa, and Spain during the seventh and eighth centuries ad Babylonianthe extinct language of Babylonia, belonging to the E Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family: a dialect of Akkadian BakhtyariBaluchi or Balochia member of a Muslim people living chiefly in coastal Pakistan and Iran Bashkira member of a Mongoloid people of E central Russia, living chiefly in the Bashkir Republic Bedouin or Beduina member of any of the nomadic tribes of Arabs inhabiting the deserts of Arabia, Jordan, and Syria, as well as parts of the Sahara Bengalia member of a people living chiefly in Bangladesh and in West Bengal. The West Bengalis are mainly Hindus; the East Bengalis of Bangladesh are mainly Muslims Biharia member of an Indian people living chiefly in Bihar but also in other parts of NW India and Bangladesh BurmeseBuryata member of a Mongoloid people living chiefly in the Buryat Republic Chaldean or Chaldaeana member of an ancient Semitic people who controlled S Babylonia from the late 8th to the late 7th century bc Chama member of a people of Indonesian stock living in Cambodia and central Vietnam ChineseChukchee or Chukchia member of a people of the Chukchi Peninsula Chuvasha Turkic ethnic people living chiefly in the middle Volga region of Russia CossackCumansDania member of a New Guinea people living in the central highlands of West Irian Darda member of any of the Indo-European peoples speaking a Dardic language Dyak or Dayaka member of a Malaysian people of the interior of Borneo: noted for their long houses Elamitethe extinct language of this people, of no known relationship, recorded in cuneiform inscriptions dating from the 25th to the 4th centuries bc EphesianEphraimiteEsseneEvenkia Tungus people of E Siberia FulaniGonda member of a formerly tribal people now living in scattered enclaves throughout S central India Gujarati or Gujeratia member of a people of India living chiefly in Gujarat Gurkhaa member of a Hindu people, descended from Brahmins and Rajputs, living chiefly in Nepal, where they achieved dominance after being driven from India by the Muslims Hittitea member of an ancient people of Anatolia, who built a great empire in N Syria and Asia Minor in the second millennium bc HuiHuna member of any of several Asiatic nomadic peoples speaking Mongoloid or Turkic languages who dominated much of Asia and E Europe from before 300 bc, invading the Roman Empire in the 4th and 5th centuries ad HurrianIgorot or Igorrotea member of a Negrito people of the mountains of N Luzon in the Philippines: noted as early exponents of mining IsraeliJata member of an Indo-European people widely dispersed throughout N India JewishKabardiana member of a Circassian people of the North West Caucasus Kalmuck or Kalmyka member of a Mongoloid people of Buddhist tradition, who migrated from W China in the 17th century Kanarese or Canaresea member of a people of S India living chiefly in Kanara Kara-Kalpaka member of a Mongoloid people of central Asia Karena member of a Thai people of Myanmar Kashmiria member of the people of Kashmir KassiteKazakh or Kazaka member of a traditionally Muslim Mongoloid people of Kazakhstan Khmera member of a people of Cambodia, noted for a civilization that flourished from about 800 ad to about 1370, remarkable for its architecture Kurda member of a nomadic people living chiefly in E Turkey, N Iraq, and W Iran LaoLepchaa member of a Mongoloid people of Sikkim LycianLydianMalaya member of a people living chiefly in Malaysia and Indonesia who are descendants of Mongoloid immigrants Maratha or Mahrattaa member of a people of India living chiefly in Maharashtra Medea member of an Indo-European people of West Iranian speech who established an empire in SW Asia in the 7th and 6th centuries bc Mishmia member of a Mongoloid hill people of the Brahmaputra area of NE India Mona member of a people of Myanmar and Thailand related to the Khmer of Cambodia MongolMontagnarda member of a hill people living on the border between Vietnam, Laos, and NE Cambodia Moroa member of a group of predominantly Muslim peoples of the S Philippines: noted for their manufacture of weapons Motua member of an aboriginal people of S Papua Mundaa member of any of these peoples Nagaa member of a people of NE India and W Myanmar: until the early 20th century they practised head-hunting Negritoa member of any of various dwarfish Negroid peoples of SE Asia and Melanesia NogayNuri or Kafira member of an Indo-European people of Nuristan and neighbouring parts of Pakistan Palestiniana native or inhabitant of the former British mandate, or their descendants, esp such Arabs now living in the Palestinian Administered Territories, Jordan, Lebanon, or Israel, or as refugees from Israeli-occupied territory Pathan, Pashto, Pushto, or Pushtua member of the Pashto-speaking people of Afghanistan, NW Pakistan, and elsewhere, most of whom are Muslim in religion Phoeniciana member of an ancient Semitic people of NW Syria who dominated the trade of the ancient world in the first millennium bc and founded colonies throughout the Mediterranean Punjabi or Panjabia member of the chief people of the Punjab Sabaean or SabeanSamoyeda member of a group of peoples who migrated along the Russian Arctic coast and now live chiefly in the area of the N Urals: related to the Finns Saracen(in later use) any Arab Semitea member of the group of Caucasoid peoples who speak a Semitic language, including the Jews and Arabs as well as the ancient Babylonians, Assyrians, and Phoenicians Shana member of a Mongoloid people living in Myanmar, Thailand, and SW China Sherpaa member of a people of Mongolian origin living on the southern slopes of the Himalayas in Nepal, noted as mountaineers Sindhia former inhabitant of Sind. The Muslim majority now lives in Pakistan while the Hindu minority has mostly moved to India Sinhalesea member of a people living chiefly in Sri Lanka, where they constitute the majority of the population Sogdiana member of the people who lived in Sogdiana Sumeriana member of a people who established a civilization in Sumer during the 4th millennium bc Tadzhik, Tadjik, or Tajika member of a Persian-speaking Muslim people inhabiting Tajikistan and parts of Sinkiang in W China Tagaloga member of a people of the Philippines, living chiefly in the region around Manila TalaingTamila member of a mixed Dravidian and Caucasoid people of S India and Sri Lanka Tatar or Tartara member of a Mongoloid people who under Genghis Khan established a vast and powerful state in central Asia from the 13th century until conquered by Russia in 1552 ThaiTocharian or Tokhariana member of an Asian people with a complex material culture, sometimes thought to be of European origin, who lived in the Tarim Basin until overcome by the Uighurs around 800 ad Tongana member of the people that inhabits Tonga Tungusa member of a formerly nomadic Mongoloid people of E Siberia Turaniana member of any of the peoples inhabiting ancient Turkestan, or their descendants TurkTurkmenUigur or Uighura member of a Mongoloid people of NW China, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan Uzbeka member of a Mongoloid people of Uzbekistan Vedda or Veddaha member of an aboriginal people of Sri Lanka, characterized by slender build, dark complexion, and wavy hair, noted for their Stone Age technology Visayan or Bisayana member of the most numerous indigenous people of the Philippines Yakuta native or inhabitant of the Sakha Republic, in Russia ▷ See people
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