Main minority groups include Poles 234,989 (6.7%), Russians 219,789 (6.3%), Belarusians 42,866 (1.2%), Ukrainians 22,488 (0.7%) and Jews 4,007 (2001 census data). There are smaller populations of Armenians, Azeris, Germans, Karaims (Karaites), Latvians, Moldovans, Roma, Tatars and Uzbeks.
What are the main ethnic minority groups?
‘Black, Asian and minority ethnic’ (BAME) is an umbrella term and can include the following ethnic origins:
- Asian or Asian British people.
- Black or Black British people.
- People of mixed heritage.
- Roma, Gypsies and Travellers.
Who is considered an ethnic minority?
An ethnic minority is a group of people who differ in race or color or in national, religious, or cultural origin from the dominant group — often the majority population — of the country in which they live.
What is the majority of ethnic group?
An ethnic majority describes the numerical dominance of individuals of an ethnic group within the total population of a particular political or geographical entity.
Are Lithuanians dark?
Ethnic lithuanians tend to be more dark than blond. There are some blonds, but most have light brown to dark brown hair.
Who is the most famous Lithuanian?
- Violeta Urmana. Opera singer.
- Jurgis Mačiūnas. Artist.
- Birutė Galdikas. Anthropologist, environmentalist.
- Arūnas Matelis. Film director.
- Rūta Šepetys. Writer.
- Žydrūnas Savickas. Strongman.
- David Geringas. Cellist and Conductor.
- Ilja Laurs. Businessman.