Curiosity/OT: What nationality are you?

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Postby samosaurus » Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:43 am

Malaysian of Chinese descent. My Grandpa migrated from Southern China in the early 30's to settle here in Malaysia. Well, since I'm of Chinese ancestory, I belong to the Hakka dialect which is a nomadic bunch of people specialising black-smithing hence armory. Hakkas are primarily in-land people who wander around other Southern provinces in China. I can be confused for a polynesian, Korean, Japanese or even Mongolian in many of my forays to the Americas, Africa, Europe and Central Asia. In Malaysia, the people here speak and write at least three languages. Malay, English and Chinese... <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>


"have scars will travel.."

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Postby chux » Thu Dec 11, 2003 9:27 am

50% Scottish
50% Cornish
Born in London

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Postby Shiden » Thu Dec 11, 2003 9:32 am

Interesting to see where everybody has his or her roots.

I am all Dutch.


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Postby patogordo » Thu Dec 11, 2003 9:47 am

Well Im From Guatemala

My father is from Spain
My mother is from Guatemala from North american Grand parents

Slowly one at a Time, but someday...

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Postby tbarahon » Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:12 am

100% Spanish, and deeper into that, 75% Galician (Celtic land right on the NE corner of Spain)25% Valladolid (Central Spain, from my paternal grandfather). My paternal granfather line goes back to the Conquistadores, and as a matter of fact, some of my ancestrors stayed back, and there are Barahonas in Colombia, Chile and the Dominican Republic. I too moved to this side of the Atlantic and I am now living in NJ...

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Postby java » Thu Dec 11, 2003 12:56 pm

We Javas are all descended from a hearty <i>robusta</i> stock first cultivated in the mountains of Ethiopia. My ancestors came to the New World in 1723, sailing with Gabriel de Clieu and settled in Martinique. The Java you know here today is a unique blend of dark <i>arabicas</i> from the mountains of Columbia, the Santos Estates of Brazil, and an exquisite Polynesian Kona peaberry. ….Huh? Ohhhhh you wanted to speak to the other Java. Keep away! The sow is mine! Yes, I know Java. He is in here too. There never was an Aaron, counselor. We are many in here. Why you do this to me Dimi?
(The phrase "The Power of Christ Compels You!" is overheard repeatedly with growing strength in the background.)

Holy moly! Man it’s hard just to get away from the crowd in there to visit the keyboard once in a while. Hey.....Why’s it so cold in here and where’d that dead priest come from?

Now where were we? The old human Java is a Heinz 57 purebred mutt mix of Swedish, English, and Cree Indian on me pappy’s side and German (Bavarian) and Italian (Roma) from me darlin’ mater’s forebears. Mrs. Java is French, Irish, and German and our javalings were born in Japan. What a mix. Fruitcakes anyone?


I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>


Did you do time in Tucson with the 1620 TFG or were you one of my EW counterparts there?


Edited by - java on 12/11/2003 12:00:09 PM

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Postby disorder » Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:12 pm

italian, born from italians, with ancient ancestors jews from middle europe - graphic design

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Postby delicrazy » Thu Dec 11, 2003 2:17 pm

i believe im 1/3 italian, 1/3 hungarian, and a third irish. though i think the italian is slightly more and irish slightly less. We have traced my routes on my mothers side back to the 15 hundreds or so, and my dads side i know who my grandparents are ;-).

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Postby travis quaas » Thu Dec 11, 2003 3:12 pm

Let me see here...

Mother: Mexican
Father: German
Dog: French Poodle
Me: Korean

No offense intended but, we used to joke that we always ate beans, rice and sour kraut for dinner.


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Postby Concord_Bob » Thu Dec 11, 2003 3:19 pm

I am American from the colonial days. Irish and Blackfoot Indian. With roots that stretch across Europe to Olaf the King of Sweden.

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Postby dialex » Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:39 pm

I am born in Romania, a small country near Russia, therefore I had the opportunity to know the benefits of the Russian influence. My parents, grandparents and grand-grandparents are also Romanian. My wife, her parents, grandparents and grand grandparents are also Romanian.
With a little luck, my children will be no more. <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby SilverDragon » Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:36 pm

First and foremost, I'm American. I was born in this country and live by it's ideals.

Second, I am of Chinese heritage.

I am the 1st american-born generation of my family and proud of it!

And just on a side note. My nick/handle "Silver Dragon" is derived from the fact that I am born on August of 1976 (Chinese Year of the Dragon) and that I like the color silver. I also possess a little silver dragon ring that I wear and may one day post a pic of it if I ever bother to take a picture of it.

-Silver Dragon

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Postby spidernoiree » Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:13 pm

Hungarian - Prussian.

Hungarian: Father's side.
Prussian : Mother's side.

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Postby morpheus » Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:57 pm

Good one java! Born in the concrete jungle known as The Bronx. Parents from Puerto Rico. Paternal grandfather from the Canary Islands; mixed Taino Indian and Spanish.

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Postby pyton357ru » Fri Dec 12, 2003 9:57 am

AFAIK -- Russian as deep as it seen. Still feel some german roots (prefer beer to vodka, for example <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>)

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Postby Franco G » Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:54 pm

I am a Croat. Both father's and mother's 'lines' are Croatian. Born in south Croatia, in the region called Dalmatia, which is rather well known as a turist destination. Towns: Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Dubrovnik, ... You might want to have a look at


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Postby spyderwa » Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:05 pm

50% Spanish on mother's side via Puerto Rico
50% German on father's side via Nebraska.


Rare Spydercos

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Postby The Deacon » Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:13 pm

I am an American, born in St. Thomas, USVI. My dad was an Italian who emigrated from Italy to the Danish West Indies and became an American citizen upon the transfer of those islands to the US in 1917. My mom was a second generation American of Danish heritage.


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Postby danzomekahiro » Sat Dec 13, 2003 8:36 am

Half English, half Danish, grew up in Hong Kong.


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