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Table 1 Regional breakdown of pastoralist populations in developing world

From: Launching Pastoralism as an open access journal with SpringerOpen

REGION   Millions %
West Asia, excluding N. Africa   31.1 17
East Asia, inc. China   21.6 12
South Asia, inc. Pakistan and India   19.3 11
Ex USSR   8.2 5
South East Asia   1.4 1
  sub-total 81.6 46
Sub-Saharan Africa   61.9 34.3
North Africa   5.1 2.8
  sub-total 67 37
Central and South America   32.1 18
  TOTAL 180.7 100%
  1. Source: Thornton et al. 2002