Nationality of members

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  1. D_Coyne Toss

    D_Coyne Toss New Member

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    I already asked around for my compatriots, now i'd like to have a more accurate statistic. Please note: I KNOW there's no relationship between size and nationality.
     
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    I'm from the Former Yugoslavia - Bosnia.
     
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    I'm from the US, but I am of Italian, French, German, Irish, and Swiss heritage.
     
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    how about a creamy anglo saxon blend?
     
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    hung_big: I think there should be a "Mutt" option for Nixxy and Jana :D
     
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    American

    and.............

    Austrian, Polish, Ukranian

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    I'm a second-generation immigrant mongrel. my passports are Eire and UK, but I don't really consider myself to have a "nationality" as such. I'm a citizen of the world :)
     
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    I'm Irish, but i was born in London, so i have both Irish and British Passports.

    I also got Spanish residency recently....First step on the road to having 3 passports!!!
     
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    I'm such a mix that I'm not sure what all I have here. The only numbers I know is that I'm a 1/4 Swedish and a 1/16 Native American. From there, it has to be a mix of Irish, British, German, etc.
     
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    Yay for the mutts! In all actuality, most people are mutts of some sort. My Irish side can be traced back to 11th century Flanders, so even that side of the family is not truly pure Irish. Considering that my Italian people came from Genoa and Venice, I'm sure that there is probably some mixture there too, being that both those cities were and are major ports of call. I'm proud of my different ethnic blending it worked out to create something uniquely ME :p .
     
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    How can your Irish side be traced back to Flanders when thats in Belgium????
     
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    They went from Flanders to Ireland in the middle ages for some reason. That family name when traced goes back to Flanders, no one is really sure why they emigrated to Ireland, but they appeared in what is now the area around County Cork. The problem is that records from the 11th and 12th centuries are so sketchy, one doesn't know if it was as part of some military conquest, or a religious expedition, or an opportunity to better themselves, or what.
     
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    American

    But overall I am mostly African American, part Caribbean, Native American and like most Blacks in this country part Caucasian (a very small part, considering my dark complexion). But I do have some features of all especially the Native American face structure.
     
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    whoa there. are we talking nationality or ethnic descent now? I always thought nationality just meant nation(s) of citizenship. maybe I misunderstood the original post :shrug:
     
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    Lakota. And yes, we are a sovereign state. The U.S. simply refuses to recognize us as such, but we have an "observer" position on the UN. Actually, the U.S. would be just as happy if we didn't exist.
     
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    I am from the USA, but I dislike seeing the term America used synonymously with USA. All the other nations in the Western Hemisphere (N. S. C. America) are Americans, too. I know how cumbersome the term is, however. So, I tend to say that I am from the United States.
     
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    LOL. I understand what you mean, as I've even been sold-out by Canadians who claim they aren't Americans. :p
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    well actually, the word's literal meaning is "place of birth" - the definition was originally coined by the romans to streamline their taxation and census systems. various cultures throughout history have put an ethnic spin on the term for political reasons, but for the most part ethnicity and nationality have always been recognized as two quite different things. later on, nationality became synonymous with citizenship, which is the situation we have now.

    I do. the only ethnic group which could claim the name "ethnic american" with technical accuracy would be the native americans.

    america is a country. the united states of america is a nation.
     
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    LOL Yes, while people in the US are Americans by virtue of living in North America and the United States of America, we are not the only Americans. Anyone who lives in North, South or Central America can rightly say "American", but in general usage American has come to mean anyone from the US, whether or not it's correct.
     
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    The biggest problem I can see with your classification is this side of the Atlantic: You have offered 'English' as an option rather than 'British', which would embrace the Scots and the Welsh. But even that still leaves a difficulty, because of Northern Ireland you can be both British and Irish.

    Nationality is one thing, race is another, so maybe simply UK is the answer. Most Brits are blends of more than one of the home nations anyway.
     
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