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The term is no longer used but empire or empire faction is used instead.

Races used to refer to the playable empire factions: Amarr, Caldari, Gallente, and Minmatar. CCP is apparently phasing the term out. For example, it is no longer used during character creation. But you might still encounter it at some places especially when talking to older players but also in game or here on the wiki. It is also in the data base and there it can refer to more than the above mentioned four empires, for example to Jove, Rogue Drones, ORE, and more. The term "race" never made sense in EVE Online as all the referred groups are human. It's probably a remnant of EVE being inspired by other games where the term actually makes sense (for example Dungeons and Dragons: humans, elves, dwarfs, etc or StarCraft: Terrans, Protoss, and Zerg).