Are all Southern Europeans ethically the same people?
- 4 weeks ago
No. You mean ‘ethnically’ not ‘ethically’. ‘Ethically’ relates to ethics, ‘ethnically’ relates to ethnicity. They are similar though. Similar food, culture, skin colour, etc.Source(s): I’m part Lebanese Australian
- nineteenthlyLv 74 weeks ago
No, and you mean "ethnically" I think. Genetic variation tends to blend groups into each other. France, Spain, Portugal, Northern Italy, Northern Britain and Ireland form one group. Another includes the Balkans and Southern Italy, then Greece and Egypt form another group. So they aren't genetically uniform by any means. What is a marked difference is the linguistic, cultural and religious divide east of Slovenia, which is not reflected in the genetics.
- John PLv 74 weeks ago
No. No large group of people anywhere is ethnically identical. I might assume that you are white North American. Are you ethnically the same as all white North Americans? Even excluding Southern Europeans there are settlers from Britain, Ireland, Germany, northern France, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Poland, Baltic states, Russia and a few others.
Southern Europeans come from an area around 2000 miles long, depending on just where you consider 'Southern Europe' finishes at its eastern end.
That area has been invaded and occupied by several waves of incomers in the last 3,000 years, from within Europe and from beyond well into Asia, and also has had much interchange with North Africa and the Middle East. For instance, one of the Roman Emperors was black North African. And, of course, the (Muslim) Turkish Ottoman Empire occupied a large part of south-east Europe for several hundred years. Spain and Portugal were under (largely) benign Muslim rule for several hundred years.
Every one of those waves has left people behind in various parts, some of whom have settled down with the locals.
And after you have sorted all of that in your mind, remember that almost all countries in Europe have changed their borders in the last 250 years (approx since the USA was established), some of them several times, and many have changed names, too.
- 4 weeks ago
Absolutely noSource(s): Greeκ
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- MaguiLv 64 weeks ago
There are different languages and cultures in Southern Europe.
the fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition.
- ZirpLv 74 weeks ago
Do you mean ethnically? No, of course not. They have different languages, different religions, different diets.
Ethnicity is NOT about genetics
All humans alive are one and the same race, with some genetic variety thanks to random mutations
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
No, some are darker, some are lighter than others. Also in facial features some lean towards further north, others look more mediterranean.
- charlieLv 44 weeks ago
- iansandLv 74 weeks ago
No. Different parts of Southern Europe have been subjected to different invasions, migrations and occupations. That history is reflected in different genomes from Spain to Greece.