The vast majority (roughly 80%) of Thailand’s nearly 65 million citizens are ethnically Thai. The remainders consist primarily of people of Chinese, Indian, Malay, Mon, Khmer, Burmese, and Lao decent. Of the 7 million citizens or more who live in the capital city, Bangkok, there is a greater diversity of ethnicities, including a large number of expatriate citizens from across the globe. Other geographic distinctions of the population include a Muslim majority in the south
near the Malaysian border, and hill tribe ethnic groups, such as the Hmong and Karen, who live in the northern mountains.