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Distribution Characteristics

Distribution Characteristics
The distribution characteristics of nationalities in China are: one minority live compactly in a small community; several minorities live together in a vast area; some minorities live in the Han areas, while some Han people live in the ethnic minority areas. This situation comes from the long-term historic development of the communication and moving of all nationalities. Though the proportion of minorities is small, they are widely distributed in the country mainly in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Tibet Autonomous Region, Yunnan Province, Guizhou Province, Qinghai Province, Sichuan Province, Gansu Province, Liaoning Province, Jilin Province, Hunan Province, Hubei Province, Hainan Province, Taiwan area and other provinces and regions. Among these provinces and regions, Yunnan Province is the one with the most minorities with a number of 25.