Largest Ethnicities in regions of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 1911

Largest Ethnicities in regions of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 1911

6826 × 4801

‘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’

Movements of Aboriginal populations using combined genetic and archaeological data

Movements of Aboriginal populations using combined genetic and archaeological data

2440 × 2664

‘This is a great podcast about how the Aboriginal people passed on the memory of the sea levels rising at the end of the last ice age.

www.abc.net.au/radio/pro…

Edit for my future reference: Given the importance of living by the ocean for access to food etc. I wonder how much of Aboriginal culture has been lost a few kms off the coast’–Sys32768

Ethnolinguistic structure of eastern territories of the Kingdom of Prussia in years 1816-1831

Ethnolinguistic structure of eastern territories of the Kingdom of Prussia in years 1816-1831

2558 × 2856

‘As for West Slavs in Pommerania, those would be Slovincians or other Pommeranian groups that hadn’t been assimilated by the 1830s.

Lithuanian minority in East Prussia was quite huge, they were the majority in the countryside around Tilsit, and Tilsit itself acted as a big Lithuanian cultural centre at the time. Lithuanian was banned in Imperial Russia, so they printed the books in Tilsit and smuggled it across the border.

And it isn’t that different than the situation just before WW1 or WW2 even, as even up to 1945, Lithuanians formed a big minority in eastern East Prussia while Polish speaking Mazurians were a large minority along the Polish border (southern East Prussia)‘–Vitaalis

Māori population percentage per district in New Zealand

Māori population percentage per district in New Zealand

1401 × 1757

‘Do any of them still live somewhat traditionally, or is it like in the US? … sadly not. but there may be more dignity intact than what native americans have been left with - there aren’t ‘reservations’ at least. some ways of catching and preparing food are still used in some places, as is the language increasingly. and the tattoo culture remains strong. traditional dance, music, clothing etc. are mainly only to be seen in mocked-up tourist ‘villages”

3rd largest ancestral group by state and territory in Australia (2016)

3rd largest ancestral group by state and territory in Australia (2016)

3000 × 2778

‘I always want to answer Australian but I always feel like it’s missing the point of question so I’m never sure.

My ancestors first arrived in Australia on the second fleet, and the last time one of my ancestors was born internationally was well over a hundred years ago. We have no ties to any international family, so ties to any immigrant group in particular.. like I have German heritage but it’s been generations since anyone spoke German. Irish ancestors and British ancestors but we know nothing about their lives before they came here etc.

Feels completely disingenuous to say I am ‘Irish’, ‘German’, etc when it’s been several generations born here and living here as Australians.

I wish there was a better definition given or the question was more specific’–qsims

Ethnic groups in southern Soviet Union and neighboring Middle Eastern countries (1986)

Ethnic groups in southern Soviet Union and neighboring Middle Eastern countries (1986)

6189 × 3807

‘Ethnic Russians would only be in the majority in Crimea and the built-up parts of the Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts, and pretty much every ethnic map of Ukraine that I’ve seen (whether Soviet or Western) has reflected this. This was most likely an oversight on someone’s part – the guy making the labels forgot that Ukraine would be included, or accidentally put “Russian” when he meant “East Slavic”, or something like that’–Lazar_Taxon

Ethnological composition of Asia Minor, Eastern Thrace and Cyprus before 1910

Ethnological composition of Asia Minor, Eastern Thrace and Cyprus before 1910

2000 × 1071

‘And today it’s all a red blob. What a disgusting, depressing turn of events. The untold hundreds of thousands of people that were deported from their homes and killed…

It’s always good to remember that the Turkish Republic stands today upon the bloodied bodies of these many Greeks, Armenians, Kurds, Arabs and Anatolian peoples that were so eagerly disposed of for the ambitions of a dying empire’–VFacure