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Supplier Diversity Glossary

Race and Ethnicity Definitions

What are the various Race and Ethnicity Identities in Supplier Diversity?

Below are examples of racial and ethnically diverse identities in the United States. This guide is not meant to be comprehensive, and personal diverse identification may not be reflected.

Black and/or African-American: Descended from sub-Saharan racial groups.

Hispanic or Latino: Descended from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central and South America (including Brazil), and Spanish or Portuguese speaking Caribbean nations.

Indigenous or Native American: Descended from Indigenous tribes and nations of the Americas. Includes Inuits, Native Alaskans, First Nations, and citizens of sovereign tribal nations.

Middle Eastern and North African (MENA): Descended from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

East Asian: Descended from China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, or Taiwan.

Pacific Islander: Descended from Indigenous tribes and nations from the three major subregions of Oceania; Melanesia, Mocronesia, and Polynesia. Includes Native Hawaiians.

South Asian: Descended from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.