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Words for people according to the part of the world they come from

Aboriginal

noun

an Australian who belongs to the race of people who were living in Australia before Europeans arrived

Aborigine

noun

an Australian Aboriginal

Afghan

noun

someone from Afghanistan

Afghanistani

noun

someone from Afghanistan

African

noun

someone from Africa

African American

noun

someone from the US who belongs to a race of people that has dark skin and whose family originally came from Africa

African Caribbean

noun

someone from the Caribbean who belongs to a race of people that has dark skin and whose family originally came from Africa

Afrikaner

noun

someone from South Africa whose family originally came from the Netherlands, especially during the 17th century

Afro-Caribbean

noun

an african caribbean

allophone

noun

someone living in Canada who does not speak English or French as their first language

American

noun

someone from the US

American

noun

someone from North America, South America, or the Caribbean

American Indian

noun

a native american

Amerindian

noun

a native american. This word is used especially in books about Native American society or languages.

Anglo

noun

a white person who speaks English, especially one whose family originally came from Britain

Anglo-American

noun

someone from the US whose family originally came from the UK

Anglo-Asian

noun

someone from the UK whose family originally came from Asia

Anglo-Indian

noun

someone whose family was partly British and partly Indian

Arab

noun

someone from the Middle East or North Africa who speaks arabic

Asian

noun

someone who is from one of the countries in Asia, especially one of the countries in South Asia such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka

Asian American

noun

someone who lives in the US but whose family is from Asia

Australian

noun

someone from Australia

Basque

noun

someone from the Basque Country of southern France and northern Spain

Bedouin

noun

someone who belongs to an Arab people that lives in the desert in tents

Belgian

noun

someone from Belgium

Bengali

noun

someone from Bangladesh or West Bengal in India

Boer

noun

someone whose family went from the Netherlands to live in South Africa a long time ago

the British

adjective

the people of the UK

Briton

noun

someone from the UK. The usual way of talking about someone from the UK is to say that he or she is British.

Bushman

noun

a member of a group of people who live in southern Africa and who traditionally lived by hunting

Cajun

noun

a member of a group of people in the US state of Louisiana who speak a type of French and are known for their folk music and spicy food

Canadian

noun

a person from Canada

Celt

noun

someone who is related to the ancient Celts

Chicana

noun

a female citizen of the US who was born in Mexico or whose family was originally from Mexico

Chicano

noun

a male citizen of the US who was born in Mexico or whose family was originally from Mexico

creole

noun

someone with European and African ancestors who lives in the West Indies

creole

noun

someone with Spanish ancestors who lives in the Caribbean, Central America, or South America

creole

noun

someone with French ancestors who lives in the southern US

Croat

noun

someone from Croatia

Cypriot

noun

someone from Cyprus

Dane

noun

someone from Denmark

desi

noun

a word meaning someone of South Asian origin, used especially by people from South Asia

the Dutch

noun

the people of the Netherlands

Dutchman

noun

a man from the Netherlands

Dutchwoman

noun

a woman from the Netherlands

easterner

noun

someone from the eastern US, especially the northeastern part of the country

the English

noun

the people of England. You use Englishman or Englishwoman to talk about one English person

Englishman

noun

a man from England

Englishwoman

noun

a woman from England

European

noun

someone who is from Europe

Filipina

noun

a woman or girl from the Philippines

Filipino

noun

someone from the Philippines

Finn

noun

someone from Finland

First Nation

noun

one of the groups of people who originally lived in North, Central, and South America before European people came to live there

the French

noun

the people of France. You refer to one person from France as a French person, a Frenchman, or a Frenchwoman

French Canadian

noun

someone from the part of Canada where most people speak French

Frenchman

noun

a man from France

Frenchwoman

noun

a woman from France

German

noun

someone from Germany

Greek

noun

a person from Greece

Gujarati

noun

someone from the state of Gujarat in western India

Highlander

noun

someone who comes from the Scottish Highlands

Hispanic

noun

someone, especially in the US, whose family originally came from Spain or another country where Spanish is spoken

Indian

noun

someone from India, or whose family originally came from India

Inuit

noun

a member of a group of people who live in northern Siberia, Canada, Alaska, and Greenland

Iraqi

noun

someone from Iraq

the Irish

noun

the people of Ireland. An Irishman is a man from Ireland and an Irishwoman is a woman from Ireland.

Israeli

noun

someone from Israel

Italian

noun

someone from Italy

Japanese

noun

someone from Japan

the Japanese

noun

the people of Japan

Kiswahili

swahili

Koori

noun

an aboriginal person

Kurd

noun

a member of a group of people from the Middle East, especially parts of Turkey, Iraq, and Iran

Latin

noun

someone from a European country such as Italy or Spain whose language developed from Latin

Latina

noun

a woman or girl from Mexico, Central America, or South America who speaks Spanish or Portuguese

Latina

noun

a woman or girl who is a citizen of the US and whose family was originally from Mexico, Central America, or South America

Latin American

noun

someone from Mexico, Central America, or South America who speaks Spanish or Portuguese

Latino

noun

someone from Mexico, Central America, or South America who speaks Spanish or Portuguese

Latino

noun

a citizen of the US whose family was originally from Mexico, Central America, or South America

Malay

noun

a member of a race of people from Malaysia and Indonesia

Manx

noun

the people of the Isle of Man

Maori

noun

someone who belongs to the race of people who were living in New Zealand before Europeans arrived

mestiza

noun

a South American woman who has some ancestors who are Spanish and some who are native american

mestizo

noun

a South American man who has some ancestors who are Spanish and some who are native american

Mexican

noun

someone from Mexico

Native American

noun

someone who belongs to one of the tribes (=groups of people) who lived in North and South America before Europeans arrived

New Australian

noun

someone who has recently come to Australia to live permanently, especially someone whose first language is not English

Norwegian

noun

someone from Norway

NRI

noun

a non-resident Indian: an Indian who lives outside India

Pakistani

noun

someone from Pakistan

Palestinian

noun

someone from Palestine

Persian

noun

someone from the ancient country of Persia

Persian

noun

someone from Iran. The usual word is Iranian.

Peruvian

noun

someone from Peru

pigmy

another spelling of pygmy1

Pole

noun

someone from Poland

the Portuguese

adjective

the people of Portugal

Punjabi

noun

someone who comes from the Punjab region of India or Pakistan, or whose family originally comes from that area

the Roma

noun

the romany people

Romany

noun

a member of a group of people who originally came from India and who sometimes travel around rather than live in one place

Russian

noun

someone from Russia

the Sami

noun

a group of people who live in Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Russia

Scandinavian

noun

someone from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, or Finland

Scot

noun

someone from Scotland

Scotsman

noun

a man from Scotland

Scotswoman

noun

a woman from Scotland

Semite

noun

someone who belongs to any of several groups of people who originally came from the Middle East, including Jews and Arabs

Singhalese

another spelling of Sinhalese

Sinhalese

noun

a person who is a member of the main group of people who live in Sri Lanka

Slav

noun

someone from Russia, Poland, or any of the other countries of central and eastern Europe where people speak a slavic language

the Soviets

noun

the people of the ussr when it existed in the past

Spaniard

noun

someone from Spain

the Spanish

noun

the people of Spain

Swahili

noun

someone from eastern Africa who speaks Swahili as their first language

Swede

noun

someone who comes from Sweden

the Swiss

noun

the people of Switzerland

Thai

noun

someone from Thailand

Turk

noun

someone from Turkey

volk

noun

the nation of Afrikaner people

the Welsh

noun

the people of Wales. You use Welshman or Welshwoman to talk about one Welsh person.

Welshman

noun

a man from Wales

Welshwoman

noun

a woman from Wales

westerner

noun

someone from Western Europe or the United States

Xhosa

noun

a member of a Bantu people of South Africa

Yankee

noun

someone from the northern part of the US, especially from New England

Yoruba

noun

someone who is a member of the Yoruba people of West Africa

the Yoruba

noun

a group of people from Nigeria and Benin in West Africa

Yugoslav

noun

someone who lived in the country of Yugoslavia, which existed between 1918 and 1991

Zulu

noun

a member of a people originally from eastern South Africa

Antipodean

noun

Aryan

noun

Caucasian

noun

Sintu

adjective

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