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The following are the ethnic groups in Chinese history. Any non clear-cut connection is denoted by a question mark beside the equivalences. As so many ethnic groups have appeared in history, this table is certainly not complete. The purpose of this page is to stimulate conversation and constructive arguments on connecting Eastern and Western knowledge of those ethnic groups.

Classical Chinese ethnography (like much contemporary ethnography) was often sketchy. Ethnonyms were haphazardly applied to various groups with little effort to correctly differentiate peoples who the Han Chinese authors considered "barbarians" (i.e. their lifestyles were highly different from that of themselves). Many of the ethnonyms they used were virtually synonyms with "barbarian".

4th century BC ? to late 5th century, assimilated into Hans

There exist descendants of war-scattered Qidan soldiers sent to Yunnan and Guangxi province during the Yuan Dynasty. The majority of these Qidan descendants currently live in Baoshan, Yunnan.

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