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Old 11-01-2010, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Lucario View Post
There is a small black population in Turkey, and also in Abkhazia (disputed area on the Georgian/Russian border, also on the Black Sea). There are also small communities in the islands near the Croatia (Dubrovnik)/Montenegro border.
I am aware of the Black populations in Turkey and Abkhazia. I am also aware that there are a few Black people in Croatia, but I have never heard of them living on the islands off of the coast.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by iPwn View Post
It seems like Central Asians, and even people in the Caucasus and parts of Iran, are multi-racial, some of them look Middle Eastern, some of them look East Asian, and some look Russian. Even within the same ethnic groups. Some Uyghur people in China look like they're from Europe, then others look just like Chinese people.

What do you think?
I remember starting a similar thread.

Seeing Central Asians triggered me to question the threefold racial classification of the human race still reflected today in the US census.
Turns out that not only Hispanics can claim that they're not a race because they phenotypically vary from White to Black to Asian to "Undefined". This also holds true for people inhabiting countries from the Pacific to Northern Africa, including those (African and Asian) countries surrounding the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:59 PM
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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"Race" is irrelevant. The oldest historic documents (written) in the world date from 6,000 to 5,000 years BC. Before that, during millenia, human populations have migrated from a place to another, and mixed a lot. It's not easy to track all the human migrations and mixing between 41,000 BC and 6,000 BC (a time span of 35,000 years, 350 centuries). And there was a lot of migration and mixing during that almost endless time span (that feels like an eternity).

It's not a suprise that the genetic studies of matrilineal mitochondrial DNA haplogroups and patrilineal Y-chromosome DNA haplogroups are a huge mess...
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