Ethnic groups of Libya

Ethnic groups of Libya

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‘What happened to Greek population?

I don’t think we have any evidence of a greek population in the region beyond the antiquity. They either left, or integrated in the local culture, and contrarily to Egypte or the region of Carthage, it seems that the local christians all converted to Islam. It’s still possible that christian communities maintainted themselves in the cities or among the Berber tribes for some time and we just didn’t find the evidence, however it’s quite unlikely given the size of the populations in the area. And anyway, they wouldn’t speak Greek, but either a romance language (like in the former province of Africa), or a berber language. In any case, the greek presence in Cyrenaica is long gone.

Let’s keep in mind that Cyrenaica wasn’t very populated to begin with, and it was more heavily romanized (meaning, latin became more common than greek) than Egypt for example’

Counties in the United States with African-American majority populations (2010)

Counties in the United States with African-American majority populations (2010)

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‘Fun fact: There’s an ancient seabed right where you see that sort of red swoop, which is hyper fertile. Because it’s such good farmland that area had many plantations and many slaves. When the slaves were freed many stayed in that area either due to lack of economic opportunity to move or because that area had become their home/they had worked that land for generations and had a deep connection to it. So now demographic data actually exactly reveals an ancient geographic feature’

Largest ancestry group by county in Delaware (2016)

Largest ancestry group by county in Delaware (2016)

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‘Interesting. Are there any significant/noticeable cultural differences between the Northern and Southern part of the state?

As a Delawarean, yes. New Castle County is dominated by Wilmington and is very urban and suburban. It’s where the bulk of economic activity lies and has far and away the highest population and population density. Kent and Sussex counties are much more rural, and have a Tidewater south quality to them which New Castle does not. These places have lower populations, are less dense, and economic activity is much more dependent on tourism (from beach towns on the Delaware Bay mostly) and agriculture. It’s a little bit like if you bolted Philadelphia onto rural Oklahoma’

Most common self reported European ancestries in U.S. states (2017)

Most common self reported European ancestries in U.S. states (2017)

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‘What I think is interesting is the states that have German in the top 2 and the states that have Italian in the top 2 are almost mutually exclusive (only Pennsylvania has both). Those 2 groups of states cover almost the whole US– only the northern 3 New England states and about half the former Confederate states have neither ancestry in the top 2’

Percentage of people self identifying as Indigenous in South American countries

Percentage of people self identifying as Indigenous in South American countries

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‘Paraguay is extremely low and from what I understand the people have less of a stigma about identifying as indigenous—nearly everyone is of mixed heritage and more people actually speak Guarani than Spanish. I suspect people were given the choice of choosing between “indigenous” and “mixed”’

Laos ethno-linguistic map

Laos ethno-linguistic map

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‘One of my favorite places on this Earth. I’ve always read there are 3 types of Lao people. The ones that live at sea level, ones that live at mid-range elevation and ones that live on the mountain tops. Sticky rice is the common denominator’

‘My wife and I have spent several months in Laos. It’s easily one of our favourite places. We bought motorbikes and drove from Luang Prabang down to 4,000 islands, best trip we’ve ever done’

Ethnic Map of Vietnam

Ethnic Map of Vietnam

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‘Always found that the Vietnamese people have a fascinating history. The name of their nation is literally “South Yue”, Yue being an Austronesian kingdom founded just south of the Shanghai area that feature regularly in the Spring and Autumn era in Chinese history.

Crazy how far south the Yue identity has travelled, and then travelled even further down Indochina through conquest, acculturation and colonization’

Largest Ethnicities in regions of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 1911

Largest Ethnicities in regions of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 1911

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‘British Isle origins (Scottish, English, Irish): Mostly came from Ontario, who previously settled in large numbers in Ontario as Loyalists (originally from the 13 colonies who left for Ontario around 1793), or Quakers (who left for Ontario in the early 1800s, or other immigrants to Ontario up until the late 1800s. Their descendants then headed out west in the late/later 1800s and very early 1900s.

French: 3-way combination, not all from the same place. Many came from the US as descendants of the original New France French (from Michigan, Illinois, etc, whose descendants still spoke French). Many came from Quebec and Ontario. And there were those who came from Belgium. Small French towns (which remain today) have families from one of these three main places.

German: Two different origins: (1) Russian Volga Germans (Catherine the Great’s Germans) who either came from Nebraska (think of Lawrence Welk’s folks), or directly from Russia. Both groups spoke German upon their arrival to Sask / Manitoba. OR Pennsylvania Dutch who settled in Ontario in the late 1700s/early 1800s (almost completely separate from Loyalists, whose motives were land), who became assimilated into mainstream culture (and lost their German language), and then went out West to Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Austrian: My hunch is this is the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and should actually be classified as “Ukrainian”. Why you ask? Because by 1911 there a ton of “Ukrainians” heavily settling and founding many towns in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. But, they were NOT from Ukraine. Rather, they were from the Austro-Hungarian Empire massive northeastern province of Galacia. These people spoke a variety of Ukrainian. They had a similar but yet different culture compared to Ukraine proper (even the food was different, which means that Canadian perogies in Alberta, Sasktachewan and Manitoba are different than what you’ll find in Ukraine today, and now extinct in Galacia after World War ethnic cleansing and movement of people’