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Old August 9th, 2020, 10:14 AM
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The best definition of Major Race is "Race has built and maintains a multi-sector empire where they are the dominate species and the major decision makers". The "invented jump drive" is an excuse generated by the Vilani to justify their status and adopted by others.

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A Major Race is generally defined as one that independently developed jump drive technology. While it is generally agreed that there are six Major Races, how they are specifically defined varies quite a bit. Even within Charted Space, this is understood to be a somewhat arbitrary distinction and something generally used for promoting the status of one's own race or diminishing that of another sophont species.
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I checked Zozer Games Universal World Profile book to see if Paul put in anything about aliens or non-human intelligent life, but he did not.
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The Major Race/Minor Race argument probably deserves its own thread. In any case it can fairly easily be refuted on a small scale.
But this is a game that tries on occasion to simulate real life. I found an in game objective reasons why the data is presented with a lack of detail to the level you desire.
There is the coarse level of granularity being used. There may in fact many enclaves of other species besides the "standard humans" but they either:
Smaller than 1% of population, in this case less than 7 million
Not canon because there are none.
Not specific because there has been no systematic way to determine such breakdowns.

If you are referring to the Rebellion Era Data on travellermap, the Vilani (VilaN) populations were created by me as the V&V book does provide a way for me to extrapolate the percentage of pureblood Vilani populations for the restored Vilani Empire.
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