Lists of Ethnic Groups - By Alphabet - M

M

  • Maasai – people of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania.
  • Macao – Macaoese people of the former Portuguese colony in China.
  • Macedonians.
  • Macuxi.
  • Madeirans.
  • Madheshis.
  • Madurese.
  • Magar people.
  • Marwari - People from Mewar, Rajasthan, Indian region, generally known for their trading skills
  • Mewat - Ethnic group from Mewat, Rajasthan, Indian region
  • Magyars – a Central European people, speaking Hungarian (a Uralic language), more commonly known in English as Hungarians, majority people of Hungary, autochthonous minorities in Austria (Burgenland), Croatia, Romania (Csango, Székely, Transylvania), Serbia (Vojvodina), Slovakia and Ukraine, immigrant populations in North America (Canada and the U.S.):
    • Magyar American/Hungarian American.
    • Magyar Canadian/Hungarian Canadian.
    • Magyar Vojvodinian/Hungarians in Vojvodina – the second largest ethnic group of Vojvodina, Serbia, after the Serbs.
  • Mahican – Native Americans from New England.
  • Mahorian.
  • Maidu – Native Americans of Northern California (USA).
  • Mailu – an ethnic minority group in Papua.
  • Maingtha – see Achang.
  • Maka – people of southern Cameroon.
  • Makah.
  • Makong.
  • Makua.
  • Malagasi – an ethnic minority in Madagascar.
  • Malay – located primarily in the Malay peninsula, and parts of Sumatra and Borneo.
  • Malayalee People of Kerala State, South India.
  • Maliseet.
  • Maltese – ethnic group in the Mediterranean.
  • Mam – a Maya people of Guatemala.
  • Mamamwa – an ethnic minority in the Philippines.
  • Manasi – An ethnic minority in Bolivia.
  • Manchu – Manchuria, now part of the People's Republic of China, north of Korea.
  • Mandan – Native Americans.
  • Mandinka – an ethnic group in West Africa (part of the Manding linguistic/cultural subgroup of the Mandé peoples).
  • Mang people.
  • Mangbetu – an ethnic minority in DR Congo.
  • Mangyan – A Filipino minority ethnic group.
  • Mansis – An ethnic minority in Russia.
  • Manx – indigenous people of the Isle of Man.
  • Maonan.
  • Māori – indigenous people of New Zealand.
  • Mapuche – Non-homogeneous peoples of South America, inhabiting Chile and western Argentina.
  • Maratha – Kshatriya caste of Marathis.
  • Marathis a.k.a. Maharashtrians due to the state they are the majority in – ethnic group of Maharashtra, Goa and surrounding states in India.
  • Mari – Uralic.
  • Maricopa.
  • Marind-Anim – an ethnic minority in Papua New Guinea.
  • Mashantucket Pequots – Native Americans of New England.
  • Matabele – Southern Africa.
  • Mataco – An ethnic minority in Argentina.
  • Matis – ethnic minority.
  • Mattaponi.
  • Maubere.
  • Mauritian- people from the island of Mauritius
  • Maya – collective term for diverse groups of indigenous peoples of south-east Mexico and northern Central America, widespread although most live in Mexico and Guatemala, and extends into Central America and recent immigrants of Mayan descent in the USA.
  • Mayo – An ethnic minority in Mexico.
  • Mazandarenis – Southern Caspian people.
  • M'Baka.
  • Mbaya – An ethnic minority in Paraguay.
  • Mbochi – third largest ethnic group of the Republic of the Congo.
  • Mbuti.
  • Megleno-Romanians – a Vlach ethnic group in Greece.
  • Meherrin.
  • Mekeo – an ethnic minority group in Papua.
  • Melungeons of the Southeastern United States.
  • Memon – ethnic group in India and Pakistan.
  • Menba.
  • Mende – an ethnic group in Sierra Leone (a Mande people).
  • Menominee – Eastern United States Native American.
  • Mennonites. They comprise of:
  • The Amish or the Pennsylvania Dutch,
  • and the Hutterites.
  • Mentawai – Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • Meskhetians.
  • Mestizo – People of mixed European and Native American ancestry from Latin America.
  • Métis.
  • Meitei – People of a South Asian Ancient Kingdom, now merged to India, Also known as Manipuri, this ethnic group has sub groups like Meitei Naga, Meitei Kuki, Meitei Pangan and other subsets.
  • Me-Wuk.
  • Mbuti – an ethnic minority group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Miccosukee – Eastern United States Native American.
  • Mi'kmaq – Eastern United States and Atlantic Canada Native American.
  • Mina – Meenas, Meena or Mina is a community mainly found in Rajasthan, India.
  • Mekeo – an ethnic minority group in Papua.
  • Mexican people – Largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, second largest Latin American nation after Brazil.
  • Minahasa/Manadonese – Northern Part of Sulawesi (formerly known as North Celebes) Indonesia.
  • Minangkabau – West Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • Mingo people.
  • Mingrelians – sub-group of Georgians.
  • Miskito – native people of coastal Nicaragua.
  • Mission.
  • Mizrahi Jews- see also Arab Jews
  • Mitsogo – an ethnic minority group in Gabon.
  • Miwok – Native Americans of Northern California (USA).
  • Mixtec – Central American natives. Live in Mexico.
  • Mizo – an ethnic minority in Bangladesh.
  • Mlabri – an ethnic minority in Laos.
  • Mnong
  • Modoc – Native Americans of the Western United States.
  • Mohajir – Descendents of Indian immigrants to Pakistan at the time of partition.
  • Mohave – Native Americans of the southwest United States.
  • Mohawk – Eastern United States Native American.
  • Mohegan.
  • Mokshas - Finnic people in Middle Volga area
  • Molise Croats.
  • Mon – southeast Asia, particularly Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and China.
  • Monacan – Native American ethnic group from the Eastern United States.
  • Monesque - people from Monaco.
  • Mongo.
  • Mongols – Majority in Mongolia, Kalmykia, Russia and Inner Mongolia, China
  • Mono – Native Americans from Eastern California and Nevada.
  • Montagnais – Native Americans of Canada.
  • Montaukett.
  • Montenegrins – largest ethnic group of Montenegro.
  • Moor – people living mainly in Western Sahara, Morocco and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, from which the latter country derives its name.
  • Moravians – people living in the Moravia region of Czech Republic, not to be confused with the Moravian diaspora, a global Christian religious community of the Moravian Church.
  • Moriori – indigenous ethnic-group of the Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • Morisco – Spanish Muslims who converted to Christianity.
  • Morlachs – Nearly extinct Latin-based ethnocultural group of Croatia.
  • Mormons – Identified by religion, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, a Mormon majority state in the USA and Mormon communities in ten other Western States. Mormon missionaries spread the church worldwide in the late 19th and 20th century; they are now in all six continents and of many races, ethnicities, and nationalities. In Utah, the Mormon (sub)culture is well represented by White/Anglo-European/Americans, descendants of settlers from the Midwest USA came to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847–49.
  • Moro people – the largest and most dominant non-Christian minority in the Philippines.
  • Mossi – an ethnic minority group in Niger.
  • Motuan – an ethnic minority in Papua New Guinea.
  • Muckleshoot Indians – Native Americans.
  • Mudéjar – Muslims of Al-Andalus, who remained in Christian territory after the Reconquista
  • Muhajir (Pakistan) – Urdu speaking population of Pakistan, who migrated from India to Pakistan at the time of partition of India in 1947.
  • Mulam.
  • Mulatto – Blacks with mixed European and African ancestry, but the terminology "Mulatto" has became considered racially charged in the USA.
  • Mundas.
  • Mundurucu – An ethnic minority in Brazil.
  • Muong.
  • Mursi.
  • Museu.
  • Myene.

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