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Find out about Aotearoa New Zealand's ethnic communities.

Aotearoa New Zealand's ethnic communities

Aotearoa New Zealand's ethnic communities are an incredibly diverse group, representing over 200 ethnicities and speaking over 170 languages. The Ministry’s remit includes people who identify as:

  • African
  • Asian
  • Continental European
  • Latin-American
  • Middle-Eastern

They include former refugees, asylum seekers, new and temporary migrants, long-term settlers and multigenerational New Zealanders.


Community stories

Find out what our communities are doing to help create a diverse and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Community Directory

The Community Directory is a register of ethnic community organisations and support services. If your organisation would like to be included, please email info@ethniccommunities.govt.nz.
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Ethnic Communities Data Dashboard

Created in partnership with Statistics New Zealand, the Ethnic Communities Data Dashboard is an interactive tool that allows you to access information on ethnic communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. You can use it to create comprehensive information on ethnicity, religion, and language – at national and regional levels.

Find key events and dates for New Zealand ethnic communities

A list of significant cultural and faith dates for the 2024 calendar year.

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