The distinctions between the concepts of minorities, indigenous peoples, and peoples are important because they are accompanied by a different range of entitlements. Minorities are non-dominant groups that are numerically inferior to the rest of the population of a state to which they are nationals to based upon ethnic, linguistic, or religious differences. This minority has a sense of solidarity towards preserving their identity. Some ethnic, linguistic, or religious identities are assimilated into the greater society over time. Sometimes. in what can be called “identity entrepreneurship,” minorities articulate their differences in order to gain some privileges. Indigenous peoples are communities that existed on territories pre-colonial invasion. There is no definition of a “people,” but it is often often referred to as the right to self-determination.
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