What are we all about?
World Ethnic Groups is a project launched by Friendly Borders. Consider Friendly Borders websites as coffee-table e-books that can serve as sources of information and inspire the pursuit of further studies on the content or related materials.
Our goal is for the visitor to become interested enough to ask questions and want to learn more. Who knows, perhaps we can help influence students of culture to become anthropologists, linguists, sociologists and language and culture preservationists. Let’s all come together and preserve our world.
Why do we refer to all groups and peoples as ethnic groups?
Friendly Borders uses "ethnic groups" as a generic term to refer to a group of people whose members identify with one another through a common heritage — be it language, culture (including a shared religion), or ancestry. We believe that the term “ethnic group” calls attention to thousands of groups of people around the world who would otherwise be overlooked.
We recognize that interpretations of ethnicity vary among academics, politicians and in their everyday usage. In keeping with our mission to simply celebrate the diversity of human experience, Friendly Borders has consciously chosen a broad definition of what constitutes an ethnic group.