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ASIA FACT FILE.

Blood brothers

This edition's Fact File examines the ethnic make-up of nations in the Asia-Pacific region.
AUSTRALIA

Caucasian 95%
Asian 4%
Aboriginal & other 1%

CHINA

Han Chinese 91.9%
Zhuan, Uygur, Hui, Yi, 8.1%
Tibetan, Miao, Manchu,
Mongol, Korean & others

HONG KONG

Chinese 95%
Other 5%

INDIA

Indo-Aryan 72%
Dravidian 25%
Mongoloid & other 3%

INDONESIA

Javanese 45%
Sundanese 14%
Madurese & Coastal Malays 15%
Other 26%

JAPAN

Japanese 99.4%
Other 0.6%

MALAYSIA

Malay & other indigenous 58%
Chinese 26%
Indian 7%
Others 9%

PHILIPPINES

Christian Malay 91.5%
Muslim Malay 4%
Chinese & other 4.5%

SINGAPORE

Chinese 76.4%
Malay 14.9%
Indian & others 8.7%

SOUTH KOREA

Homogeneous except for
about 20,000 Chinese

TAIWAN

Taiwanese 84%
Mainland Chinese 14%
Aborigine 2%

THAILAND

Thai 75%
Chinese 14%
Other 11%

VIETNAM

Vietnamese 85%-90%
Chinese 3%
Muong, Tai, Meo
Khmer, Man, Cham


Source: Central Intelligence Agency (United States)
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Publication:Business Asia
Article Type:Statistical Data Included
Geographic Code:90ASI
Date:Dec 14, 1998
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