Singapore Chinese ǀ East Asian
Chinese Singaporeans are Singaporeans of full or partial Chinese – particularly southern Chinese – ancestry from numerous different regions. Most descended from the southeastern coast of China in the provinces of Fujian, Guangdong and Hainan. As of 2015, Chinese Singaporeans constituted 76.2% of the country’s citizens making them the largest ethnic group in Singapore. Outside Greater China, Singapore is the only country in the world where Overseas Chinese constitute a majority of the population and are well represented in all levels of Singaporean society, politically and economically. It is the home of the fifth largest number of people of the Chinese diaspora, behind the Chinese communities in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the United States. In the Chinese language, Singaporean Chinese clearly distinguish themselves as people of Chinese descent.
Reflecting its history and cultural diversity, Singapore has four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil. According to a 2015 census, 42.29% of Singapore’s Chinese population declared themselves Buddhist (declining from 2010), 20.90% Christianity (growing from 2010), 12.93% Taoist (declining from 2010), 0.34% Islam (declining from
Singapore Chinese represents 184 unrelated Chinese Singapore Armed Forces personnel who were sampled in 2003 by National Laboratories, Singapore.
Source publication: Allele frequencies of 15 STR loci of three main ethnic populations in Singapore using an in-house marker panel, FSI, 2004, 141, p175-183.