I'm sure it will be popular enough. I also tend to agree, Ashgan, Drow isn't technically a DnD term but they reapplied it to elves when it originally referred some something more like an imp or gremlin. Also Anubian was a word I just brainstormed quickly without much thought. I could further rip off forgotten realms DnD by using the word Lythari or I could come up with something different entirely. When I do land on a name I like better, I can always just revise and replace the word Anubian. Dragonborn was also technically taken by DnD but this is for a wider range of accessibility into a reptillian race, as it's easier to borrow and adopt a race from DnD that people are familiar with.
I don't see anything wrong with inventing your own race for your crew or a particular hero, because the map is a popular trade-line there would most likely be civilized people from all over the world. The races are not just meant for playing as but to serve as the city residents they'll be interacting with and naval fleets they'll be locked in battle with. That's why I wanted to make them commonly understood races, so without any official canon people could still understand the general range of NPCs they can create depending on the city their in.
How many more did you want before OOC?
Interested, if this is still moving forward.