Population

Europe’s populationPopulation. In anthropological terms the majority of Europe’s population falls into different types of Caucasian race. Just in a few European regions there are populations of Asian origins. In ethnic and linguistic terms most of Europe’s population speaks Indo-European languages distributed mainly in three large family groups: Slavic, Germanic and Romanic. Slavic peoples inhabit Central and Southeast Europe and are divided three groups. Germanic peoples live in Central and Northern Europe and the British Isles They are divided into two groups. Romanic peoples inhabit the South and Southeastern Europe and are divided into two groups. The Indo-European language speaking peoples also include the Baltic nations ­along the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea, the Celtic peoples of the United Kingdom, Ireland and Northern France, Albanians and Greeks, Armenians, and Gypsies who settled in various European countries. The peoples speaking languages of the Ugro-Finnic group inhabit Northern and Northeastern Europe, with the exception of the Hungarians. Some regions of eastern and Southeastern Europe are populated by Turkic peoples. In many European countries there are Jews: they belong to the Semitic ethnic group. The Basks in Southwestern France and Northwestern Spain belong to a separate ethnic and language group.

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