These estimates are taken mainly from www.populstat.com and www.worldometers.info and here for ancient China and here for ancient India
World Population estimate is 200 million.
China estimate 60 million, India 60 million, and the Parthian Empire (modern day Iran) between 7 - 20 million.
A census in 1857 showed Persia (as it was then known) to be just 4 million. Since 1857 Iran has grown to 80 million.
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The population of individual nations / tribes in the rest of Asia was probably less than one million. Also the case in much of Africa, in Australia, and possibly also America, in their "pueblos" as the Spanish later called their villages. Where every tribe with their own languages and in most cases, their own scripts settled after the flood. People, as now, moved to where education, farms and townships, trade roads and ports predominated, and where business contracts could be made.
In this Roman Empire estimate from 14 AD, the eastern region shows Anatolia (modern day Turkey) with 8 million, Egypt and Libya 5 million, Syria and Judaea 4 million, the Greek Peninsula 3 million, totalling 20 million.
In the West, Italy including Rome shows 7 million, Gaul (ie Britain & France) plus Germany 6 million, Iberia (Spain) 5 million, Danube Region (ie Austria-Hungary & Slavic peoples) 3 million, Maghreb (Northern Africa) 3 million, Others 1 million, totalling 25 million.
In the columns below, India included the modern countries of Pakistan and Bangladesh up to 1900
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