PrimoryeGeography
ETHNIC COMPOSITION


   The ethnic composition of Primorye today is highly variegated. Along with indigenous peoples belonging to the Tungus-Manchurian and Paleo-Asiatic families, it includes numerous ethnic groups belonging to highly different races and language families. Already in 1926, PrimoryeТs population consisted of fifty-seven ethnic groups. Along with Russians, the initial explorers were Ukranians, Byelorussians, Poles, Jews, Germans, Tatars and others. Chinese, Korean and Japanese colonies were also numerous. 
 The 1989 census already registered over ninety different ethnic groups in Primorye. 
 Like before, the bulk of the population included Russians. Many Ukrainians and Byelorussians also live in rural areas of Primorye, and many Germans Tatars, Jews and Koreans in cities and towns. Kazakhs, Tadjiks, Georgians and Azeris are also rapidly increasing in number
 
Ethnic composition

      Like before, the indigenous peoples of the Russian Far East (Nanaians, Udege, Orokis, Evens, Orochi and others) are few in number, totaling less than 1 percent of PrimoryeТs total population. Despite a system of government measures designed to support them, those ethnic groups grow very slowly. At the same time, they actively assimilate with other minorities. 
 


 
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