Cultural sites where the OUV is related to a living minority community.
World Heritage Sites connected to 'Minority communities':
Abu Mena Abu Mena is administered by the Coptic Church, close to the active modern monastery of the same nameBahá’i Holy Places BahaiBerat and Gjirokastra Considerable Greek community in Gjirokastra, its coexistence is part of the OUV of this siteChongoni Rock Art ChewaChurches of Peace SilesiansCliff of Bandiagara DogonCuronian Spit Curonians; linkFranciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda The missions were built for Chichimeca, Otomi and Huasteca who still inhabit the area.Ghadames Tuareg BerbersGrand Pré AcadiansGusuku of Ryukyu RyukyuansHarar Ethiopian muslimsHollókö Pal?c minorityJesuit Missions of the Chiquitos Connected to the Chiquitos as well as other tribes in the Santa Cruz provinceJesuit Missions of the Guaranis Connected to the Guaranis who still inhabit the Missiones province in Argentina (they constitute the majority in Paraguay so only Argentina-Brazil counts)Kazan Kremlin TatarsKoguryo Kingdom located in the Korean Autonomous RegionKonso KonsoKoutammakou BatammaribaLaponian Area SaamiM'Zab Valley Ibadi MuslimsMijikenda Kaya Forests Mijikenda (nine ethnic groups)Old City of Jerusalem Armenian Quarter; Jerusalem's Muslim quarter is home to historic communities of Indians, Persians, Gypsies and Sub-Saharan Africans - each with its own traditional area and its own mosque.Old Town of Lijiang Naxi Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau Catalan: the architect, Llu?s Dom?nech i Montaner, wanted to reflect the Catalan character in his work and also was a prominent Catalan politicianPotala Palace TibetansQadisha Valley "Syrian Maronites fled there from religious persecution
from the late 7th century onwards" (AB evaluation)Quebrada de Humahuaca Most local population identifies as Kolla (who are the descendents of the Omaguaca). Their traditional language was Cacan but it was later given up in favour of Quechua (still spoken in the area) and Spanish; linkQueretaro Indian quarters - Otomi, Tarasco and ChichimecaRapa Nui The Rapanui or Rapa Nui are the native Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island, or Rapa NuiRichtersveld Nama people continue to live and graze their livestock in the areaSGang Gwaay Haida peopleSighisoara ?Sighi?oara is an outstanding testimony to
the culture of the Transylvanian Saxons, a culture that is coming to a close after 850 years and will continue to exist only through its architectural and urban monuments.? AB evaluationTaos Pueblo Native Americans (tribe of Pueblo people)Tokaji Wine Region "This exceptional cultural tradition and civilisation have ensured immigrants of various nations – Saxons, Swabians, Russians, Polish, Serbs, Romanians, Armenians, and Jewish - live together harmoniously for centuries in this region." (nom file), also gypsiesTsodilo San peopleUluru Australian AboriginesUpper Svaneti SvansVigan Illocanos - mentioned by the ABVillages with Fortified Churches SaxonsWadi Rum Bedouin ArabsWooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians Two of the churches belong to the Ruthenian / Rusyn communityWorks of Antoni Gaudí Gaud? promoted the Catalan movement for regaining sovereignty from Spain by incorporating elements of Catalan culture in his designs. He also was involved in politics
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