Megapopulations are the broadest ethnic category calculated and reported to you. Our database coverage is described below.
Megapopulation Names and number of populations included
Beyond Megapopulations (and percentage of total populations). These categories correspond roughly to what people used to think of as “race,” a now-discredited notion. They are continent-specific, with African and Caucasian extended to North and South American African and European populations.
African 45 11%
Amerind 24 6%
Austral 9 2%
Asian 67 17%
Caucasian 255 64%
Another Calculation. We created these totals to see what kind of white versus non-white coverage the database has.
White 255 64%
Non-White 145 36%
Total 400 Populations