How Many Races Are There In The World? (You Might Find These Interesting)

How Many Races Are There In The World - List Of Human Races - World Race Pie Chart - The 4 Human Races - Negroid Caucasoid Mongoloid Australoid

How many races are there in the world?

In this article, you’ll learn about:

  • the basic world races and their sub-races
  • how archeologists differentiate each race of the world
  • the population percentages of each race in the world

Let’s dig in.

Key Statistics

  • There are 4 ethnic groups in the world (Negroids, Caucasoids, Mongoloids, Australoids).
  • The largest ethnic group is the Han Chinese with 1.4b people (18% of the world population).
  • The Caucasoid group makes up 49.6% of the world’s population.
  • The Mongoloid group makes up 33.5% of the world’s population.
  • There are 22 subgroups of human races under the 4 basic races of the world.

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How Many Races Are There In The World?

There are 4 basic human races in the world that anthropologists agree on.

These 4 different racial classifications in the world are:

  • Negroid Phenotype
  • Caucasoid Phenotype
  • Mongoloid Phenotype
  • Australoid Phenotype

These 4 racial categories have a combined 22 subgroups.

They are grouped based on their phenotypes.

A phenotype refers to a race’s observable physical characteristics.

These are common physical traits, like:

  • skin color
  • hair color and hair texture
  • facial features
  • height
  • eye colors
  • blood types

What Does Race Mean?

A human race gets defined as a group of people with common inherited features.

These inherited features help us distinguish them from other groups of people.

Anthropologists or biologists classify the entire human race as homo sapiens.

All of the different races have 99.99% of the same genetic makeup.

Genetic variations only make up 0.01% of genetic differences in the different human groups.

The differences between races are subjective phenotypes.

The concept of race is a cultural separation, not a genetic one.

These 0.01% differences are physical features from human evolution.

The human evolutions stem from different human groups’ migrations to different regions.

List Of Human Races

Here is a list of the 4 human races in the world.

And a list of the sub-races (subspecies) for each basic race.

  • Negroid Phenotype
  • Caucasoid Phenotype
  • Mongoloid Phenotype
    • Siberian/Eskimo
    • Mongolic
    • Americanid
    • Amazonian
    • Polynoic
    • Koreanic
    • Japonic
    • Taiwanic
    • Mekongic
    • Amerindians
  • Australoid Phenotype
    • Melanoid
    • Australid

World Race Pie Chart

Here is the world race pie chart.

It breaks out the world population by race percentages.

World Race Pie Chart - List Of Human Races - How Many Races Are There In The World

What Are The 4 Human Races?

  • The Negroid Race
  • The Mongoloid Race
  • The Caucasoid Race
  • The Australoid Race

The Negroid Race

The Negroid race is comprised of the following groups of people:

  • African and African American
  • Hottentots
  • Melanesians/Papua
  • Australian Aborigines
  • Dravidians
  • Sinhalese

The Negroid race is commonly found in Sub-Sahara Africa.

They get characterized by their:

  • slopped forehead
  • thicker lips
  • wider noses
  • dark hair

Archeologists believe that the Negroids are the earliest human race in the world.

This makes the Negroid lineage older than all of the other races in the world.

It’s thought that the human species began on the African continent.

The Caucasoid Race

The Caucasoid race is comprised of the following groups of people:

  • Aryans
  • Hamites
  • Semites
  • Arabs

The Caucasoid race is commonly found in Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

They get characterized by their:

  • pointy noses
  • vertical foreheads
  • pinkish or orange skin color
  • visible brow ridge
  • colorful eyes and hair

Archeologists believe that the Caucasoids (Caucasians) developed:

  • light skin tones to receive more sunlight in the European climates
  • pointy noses to survive dry air at higher altitudes

Note that Hispanics are “not a race.”

The US Census Bureau does not classify Hispanics as their own race.

And Hispanics either identify themselves as:

  • White (58%)
  • Other (42%)

The Mongoloid Race

The Mongoloid race is comprised of the following groups of people:

  • Mongolian
  • Chinese and Indo-Chinese
  • Japanese and Korean
  • Tibetan
  • Malayan
  • Polynesian
  • Maori
  • Micronesian
  • Eskimo
  • Native American Indian

The Mongoloid race is commonly found in East Asia.

They get characterized by their:

  • folding eyelids (protection from strong winds)
  • almond-shaped eyes
  • extremely straight and black hair
  • yellowish skin color
  • v-shaped cheeks

Compared to the other human races, Asian races have less hair.

Some believe that less facial hair is an adaptation to wearing thick coats.

Some believe that their facial structure helps them adapt to brutally cold weather.

They also developed the epicanthic fold on their eyelids to deal with the cold.

The Mongoloids that migrated North had to endure harsh freezing temperatures.

These migrations led them to live in Siberia and other northern parts of Asia and America.

This phenotype has the largest human population in the world.

The Australoid Race

The Australoid race is comprised of the following groups of people:

  • Melanoid
  • Australid

The Mongoloid race is commonly found in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

They get characterized by their:

  • visible eye ridge
  • wider noses
  • curly hair
  • dark skin tones
  • shorter heights

Archeologists believe that the Australoids developed:

  • a ridge to help them eat stiff foods
  • shorter heights that are needed for a Mediterranean environment

They maintained the Negroid genomes because their lineage always remained close to the equator.

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