Ethnic groups in Europe
The native peoples of Europe are seperated by common genetics, common language, or both. It is estimated there are 87 distinct native peoples in Europe, 33 of which form the ethnic majority in their country. The other 54 are minorities in their countries. The Russians are the largest group, with over 134 million.
Languages[change | change source]
Indo-European[change | change source]
Baltic languages: Includes Latgalian, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Samogitian.
Celtic languages: Includes Breton, Cornish, Irish, Manx, Scottish Gaelic, and Welsh.
Germanic languages: Includes Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Flemish, Frisian, German, Icelandic, Limburgish, Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Scots, Swedish, and Yiddish. Afrikaans, a daughter language of Dutch, is spoken mostly by South Africans and Namibians.
Iranic Languages: Ossetian in the Caucasus, and Kurdish in Turkey.
Romance languages: Includes Aromanian, Arpitan, Catalan, Corsican, French, Friulian, Galician, Istro-Romanian, Italian, Ladino, Megleno-Romanian, Occitan, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Sardinian, and Spanish.
Slavic languages: Includes Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Kashubian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Polish, Russian, Rusyn, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Sorbian, and Ukrainian
Language isolates: Greek, Albanian, and Armenian.
Uralic[change | change source]
Finnic: Estonian, Finnish, Livonian
Ugric (Disputed branch): Hungarian
Disputed: Mari, Mordvinic, Sámi
No branch: Samoyedic