Chinese people


Gennaro Cuofano
by Gennaro Cuofano
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Chinese people are the various individuals or groups of people associated with China, usually through ancestry, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, or other affiliation. Han people, the largest ethnic group in China, are often referred to as “Chinese” or “ethnic Chinese” in English. The Han also form a majority or notable minority in other countries, and may comprise as much as 19% of the global human population. Other ethnic groups in China include the related Hui people or “Chinese Muslims”, the Zhuang, Manchu, Uyghurs and Miao, who make up the five largest ethnic minorities in mainland China with populations exceeding 10 million. In addition, the Yi, Tujia, Tibetans and Mongols each number populations between six and nine million.