16 Cosmopolitan Most Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Countries in the World In 2017

This article will bring you to the list of the cosmopolitan most culturally diverse countries in the world in 2017. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it giving you some interesting information. What do we mean cosmopolitanism? It means openness and sharing of the values, regardless of the territory or nationality, among every person on the planet Earth. Some say this is utopian perspective, while others argue that it is the only proper way to look at. In any case, one thing is for sure — there are many countries that are diverse in many senses, and in many cases, those diversities could cause great problems.

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Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the cosmopolitan most culturally diverse countries in the world in 2017 from their list.

The first one is Guinea-Bissau. Guinea-Bissau is considered to be one of the smallest and poorest West African countries. The main language is Crioulu, which has the roots in Portuguese. Guinea-Bissau has many ethnic groups out of which the biggest percent is African population with 99% (includes Balanta 30%, Fula 20%, Manjaca 14%, Mandinga 13%, Papel 7%). There are also Europeans and Mulatto who have less than 1%. The number of languages in this country is 27. The second country is Gabon. Gabon is a French equatorial country that has over forty ethnic groups. However, the biggest one is the Fang with 40% of the population. Other major groups are also the Teke, the Eshira, and the Pounou, which are all Bantu tribes. There is around 154,000 of Europeans and 10,700 of French, as well. Each ethnic group has their own ceremonies for birth, death, and healing, among others. They are known as very spiritual people. Gabonese people speak 43 different languages. Now let’s see Togo. Ethnic groups in Togo are following: African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%, European and Syrian-Lebanese with less than 1%. French is the official language of this country, but there are many native African languages that are spoken as well. In total, a number of languages is 46, according to the Ethnologue. Even though there is a big influence of the Western culture, more than half of the people in Togo still follow animistic practices and beliefs.

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 16 cosmopolitan most culturally diverse countries in the world in 2017.


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