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Old 03-26-2014, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Filipinos do view themselves as part of a larger Asian race. It used to be "Malay race" but now they recognize the "racial" similarities they share with people from Korea to Indonesia
The genetic similarities between Malayo Polynesians and other East Asians are undeniable. They clearly look more alike than either is to any other group.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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How so?
Red dot on the head, the clothing looks like a sari or something similar, the sound of the music and instruments, and I think the language is Nepali, which is closely related to Hindi. I know some Gurungs and they speak mostly Nepali. They can somewhat communicate with a Punjabi friend that I have
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Red dot on the head, the clothing looks like a sari or something similar, the sound of the music and instruments, and I think the language is Nepali, which is closely related to Hindi. I know some Gurungs and they speak mostly Nepali. They can somewhere communicate with a Punjabi friend that I have
Yes they're probably Hindu then. Other Nepalis might be more akin to Tibetans or Bhutanese, but even Tibet has some Indian influence.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:27 PM
 
Location: On an Island
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I'm from Pakistan. My family considers themselves Asian, meaning my family over there. It's weird that in the UK, Asian means people who are Pakistani, Indian, Bengali, yet here in the US I am considered Middle Eastern. It's so strange, I always get called Middle Eastern, even though Pakistan is a part of Asia, not the middle east. Unfortunately people who aren't Pakistani or Asian are the ones getting to decide my identity for me. It's always been a struggle of what to check on the racial identity question. I don't fall into Pacific Islander, but I am Asian, however here in the US Asian means East Asian...I wonder what people actually consider us as? Middle Eastern, mostly but that is not accurate.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I'm from Pakistan. My family considers themselves Asian, meaning my family over there. It's weird that in the UK, Asian means people who are Pakistani, Indian, Bengali, yet here in the US I am considered Middle Eastern. It's so strange, I always get called Middle Eastern, even though Pakistan is a part of Asia, not the middle east. Unfortunately people who aren't Pakistani or Asian are the ones getting to decide my identity for me. It's always been a struggle of what to check on the racial identity question. I don't fall into Pacific Islander, but I am Asian, however here in the US Asian means East Asian...I wonder what people actually consider us as? Middle Eastern, mostly but that is not accurate.

Maybe because Pakistan is mostly Muslim? In Australia the Middle East is not considered Asia for census purposes but South Asia is.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:04 PM
 
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The thing is Asian for most people are just Chinese and Chinese looking people so it already gets annoying. In Portugal, they only think of Chinese as if Chinese are the only ones who live in Asia and though Goa used to be a Portuguese colony, they hardly consider them
asian but really Indian.
All the Filipinos they see in Portugal are considered Chinese. I think the term Asian should just be changed.
Honey, welcome to my world. Every single Latino in the US is Mexican, regardless of their country of origin. Trust me, this stupidity isn't limited to just Asians
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Woodbridge, VA
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Most to Least MONGOLOID...


Tier 1:
Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore

Tier 2:
Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, East Timor

Tier 3:
India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Tier 4:
The Stans

Tier 5:
Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran

Tier 6:
Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Yemen, Oman
there, I corrected you
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:40 PM
 
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Most to Least Asian...


Tier 1:
Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan

Tier 2:
Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines

Tier 3:
India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Tier 4:
The Stans

Tier 5:
Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran

Tier 6:
Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Yemen, Oman
I read your poorly thought out list and concluded one thing: to you, the more slant in the eyes, the more Asian
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Filipinas
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^ The people in the video are Gurung, upland Mongoloid people, but from the video it looks like their culture is very Indian
Yeah they look mongoloid but culturally different if people's first impression that they are Chinese based on looks. I am sure they get annoyed, they want to be recognized as nepalis.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I read your poorly thought out list and concluded one thing: to you, the more slant in the eyes, the more Asian
In general people in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have more slanted eyes than those in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
Why did i rank them below the South Asian countries?
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