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Old 07-08-2014, 11:43 PM
 
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Everything is so westernized in this world that we name things based on European's point of view. The Persians and Turks are the original "asians" because they basically name everything east of Asian Minor (Turkey) Asia. I think if these Europeans knew that there was a WHOLE 1/2 of World beyond these "asians" they would of definitely come up with another name for the Asians that we are familiar with
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:15 PM
 
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I think that's a broad generalization, the South Asian region is one of the most diverse places in the world, there's more physical diversity in Pakistan and India, then there is between Tibet and Japan.

India was a eurocentric geographic term made up by the british, there over a thousand languages spoken in India and over 70 spoken in Pakistan, each ethnic group has cultural and physical differences.

I find it really funny and ignorant that you say "Indians and Pakistanis" have the same foods, because neither of those are ethnic groups, the food somebody eats in Chennai isn't the same what some one eats in Lahore, or the food some one eats in Calcutta is really different from somebody eats in Peshawar.

Saying "we" have the exact same culture is just ignorant as some one saying Europeans have the same culture, there is more cultural and physical diversity in South Asia then there is Europe.

"India is an abstraction.... India is no more a political personality than Europe. India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator." -Winston Churchill

Before the British came India was made up of over 500 princely states, the British just amalgamated them into one big federation, that federation later split up along religious lines.


Typical Pakistani mentality you see here folks. The guy doesn't realize there was no such thing as Pakistan prior to Partition. India was a unified place under Ashoka centuries ago, spanning from Northeast India to Afghanistan.


Using an quote from Winston Churchill proves what exactly? The guy was a racist and used every means to make the colonization of India seem as if it was for the greater good!

Lahore was the capital of the Sikh Empire. Food is not very different from North India and Pakistan versus the South India.


The differences in looks are there but not as extreme as you may think. Most of the ppl who live in Pakistan lived in India prior to Partition. Most Pakistani and North Indian think all South Indians dark whereas there are no dark ppl in their respective places which is BS.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:26 PM
 
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What about Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka. Lot of immigrants from those countries are also there in USA. Sometimes they are okay with being identified as Indians rather then explaining that there is a country called Nepal in Asia.


Dude, they all jump to say they are Indian when its something good. When it pertains to the negative, they jump ship. I have seen it many many times.....
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:31 PM
 
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I think Australia was group in 'Oceana', Why India are not part of Asian? Asian was taken from the word 'Asia' right? So why Indian are not part of Asian so where do you group them then? Have you heard people from Nagaland in India.

This is Indian people from Nagaland in India, if you look for Indian 'Asiatic' look
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...aw_snellac.jpg
http://www.indiamike.com/files/image...l-nagaland.jpg
http://mountainparadisetour.com/site...and-people.jpg

Naga people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




Actually the whole Northeast of India, consiting of seven sister states have ppl who look like this.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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Mahapadma Nanda (400-329 BC) was the first king to unite all Indians into a large empire. He was called Ek-chattra. Since then many big empires existed. Chandragupta Maurya, Ashoka The Great ruled over one of the largest empires of that time.

The Gupta Empire, gave India its Golden Age - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gupta_Empir...

Since ancient times, India was called Arya-Varta meaning abode of Aryans. The names Bharat, Arya-Vart have been mentioned many times in very ancient Hindu scriptures.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%80ry%C4...




India was known to Alexander the Great as a single entity formed by a single way of life known as the Dharma, either Hindu or Buddhist.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:10 PM
 
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The 500 princely states being thrown around is a mischaracterization. Most of these states were coined under such terms to control effectively. When any empire or kingdom was destroyed, it usually broke up into pieces led by various factions and groups. The British came via the East Indian company at time of great upheavel in South Asia. Many Kingdoms were being destroyed and reborn at various times. It was in the British interest to deal with these 500 states and give their leaders titles and gun salutes. While these kings ran the day to day operations, Britain retained Suzerainty over them. Whoever they couldn't control became a part of the British Raj. There was a slight difference. It was all about control of power, taxes, trade, etc.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:25 PM
 
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Actually the whole Northeast of India, consiting of seven sister states have ppl who look like this.
Not in Assam, which is a large chunk of the population.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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Not in Assam, which is a large chunk of the population.


Not completely in Assam but there are.... and I forgot to mention Sikkim and Ladakh
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:19 AM
 
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I'd say the vast majority of Americans would consider Pakistani Middle Eastern, and I will not deny that this is because they are Muslim. I'm currently in Bahrain and the police force is predominantly Pakistani and it was a while before I realized they were not from Bahrain themselves.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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I'd say the vast majority of Americans would consider Pakistani Middle Eastern, and I will not deny that this is because they are Muslim.
I think that's true. The Muslim component is a contributing factor but I think it's largely based on physical appearance. There is no denying that Pakistanis look more similar in appearance to Arabs and Persians than they do Japanese or Korean.
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