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View Poll Results: Which Europeans do the Lebanese look similar to? Check all that apply.
Spaniards 24 27.27%
Portuguese 29 32.95%
French 11 12.50%
British 5 5.68%
Irish 6 6.82%
Germans 8 9.09%
Scandinavians 7 7.95%
Russians 4 4.55%
Poles 4 4.55%
Czechs or Slovaks 3 3.41%
Italians 34 38.64%
Maltese 33 37.50%
Sicilians 39 44.32%
Greeks 56 63.64%
Bulgarians 15 17.05%
Serbs 7 7.95%
Romanians 13 14.77%
Ukrainians 5 5.68%
Latvians, Estonians, Lithuanians 5 5.68%
Finns 7 7.95%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 88. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-19-2011, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Who!?
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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You don't know who Kim Kardashian is?!
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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Examples of famous Lebanese and Americans for those who don't know any; Tony Shalhoub, Kathy Najimy, Rima Fakih, Omar Sharif, Marisa Tomei (half Italian, half Lebanese).
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:46 PM
 
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Examples of famous Lebanese and Americans for those who don't know any; Tony Shalhoub, Kathy Najimy, Rima Fakih, Omar Sharif, Marisa Tomei (half Italian, half Lebanese).
Isn't Omar Sharif a Egyptian?

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Old 10-20-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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Isn't Omar Sharif Egyptian?
Born in Egypt but I believe all of his family was from Lebanon.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:03 AM
 
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No, he's Egyptian, a true Egyptian (Coptic).
His real name is George, since he's Christian.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:06 AM
 
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I don't know what an Armenian looks like.

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They all have a family look, so once you know a few you can spot them right away.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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This is like my North African thread here that was just so popular except this time I am making it clear what I mean so as to alleviate confusion.
Why would you ask such a question in the first place? Why Lebanon?

My first girlfriend was Lebanese, I have visited her and her family. They don't really look like any Europeans in my opinion. The Lebanese women I have seen had somehow characteristic eyebrows and a distinct physiognomy in general. But of course the Lebanese are a mixed people, so there is not one Lebanese look.

I suppose people in the former Phoenician settlements might still look more Lebanese than others. For instance they say that the traditional fishing families in some Portuguese and Spanish cities such as Aveiro still look somewhat different because of their Phoenician ancestry.

Shakira is half Lebanese I read somewhere, but I don't think she looks typically Lebanese.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:43 PM
 
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Why would you ask such a question in the first place? Why Lebanon?

My first girlfriend was Lebanese, I have visited her and her family. They don't really look like any Europeans in my opinion. The Lebanese women I have seen had somehow characteristic eyebrows and a distinct physiognomy in general. But of course the Lebanese are a mixed people, so there is not one Lebanese look.

I suppose people in the former Phoenician settlements might still look more Lebanese than others. For instance they say that the traditional fishing families in some Portuguese and Spanish cities such as Aveiro still look somewhat different because of their Phoenician ancestry.

Shakira is half Lebanese I read somewhere, but I don't think she looks typically Lebanese.
Lebanese and other women of Middle East/North African ancestry get their eyebrows professionally done slightly different then American women.

Most Lebanese could easily blend in as a local on all sides of the Mediterranean Sea of Latin America. The same goes for most Portuguese, Italians, Greeks, Spanish, French, Moroccans, Egyptians, Libyans, Algerians, Tunisians, Syrians, Palestinians, Israelis, Jordanians, Maltese, Cypriot, ect ect. The Mediterranean is very diverse considering it constitutes what was once the Roman and Ottoman empires, generally though most people have these common characteristics: Tan, black or dark brown hair, brown eyes, thin to med width nose, full lips.

As for Shakira, there is significant Arab world influence in Latin America, a lot more then most people give credit. Brazil has one of the largest Lebanese communities in the Americas.

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Elissa (Lebanese singer)


Diana Haddad (Lebanese singer)


Nadine Njeim (Former Miss Lebanon)

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Shakira (Columbian singer of Spanish and Lebanese Ancestry)


Monica Bellucci (Italian Model)


Karima El Mahroug A.K.A. Ruby Rubacuori (Moroccan prostitute, Italian PM scandal)

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Old 10-21-2011, 09:24 PM
 
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Lebanese and other women of Middle East/North African ancestry get their eyebrows professionally done slightly different then American women.

Most Lebanese could easily blend in as a local on all sides of the Mediterranean Sea of Latin America. The same goes for most Portuguese, Italians, Greeks, Spanish, Moroccans, Egyptians, Libyans, Algerians, Tunisians, Syrians, Palestinians, Israelis, Jordanians, Maltese, Cypriot, ect ect. The Mediterranean is very diverse considering it constitutes what was once the Roman and Ottoman empires, generally though most people have these common characteristics: Tan, black or dark brown hair, brown eyes, thin to med width nose, full lips.

As for Shakira, there is significant Arab world influence in Latin America, a lot more then most people give credit. Brazil has one of the largest Lebanese communities in the Americas.


Elissa (Lebanese singer)


Diana Haddad (Lebanese singer)


Nadine Njeim (Former Miss Lebanon)

For comparison:


Shakira (Columbian singer of Spanish and Lebanese Ancestry)


Monica Bellucci (Italian Model)


Karima El Mahroug A.K.A. Ruby Rubacuori (Moroccan prostitute, Italian PM scandal)
Probably Lebanese for the most part can easily blend in with Latin Americans - that's true. Very few of them can blend in with Europeans though ( may be Sicily/Malta/Cyprus are the only exceptions.)
Because this is a picture of Monica Bellucci as well.
http://www.dailystab.com/blog/wp-con...cci-cannes.jpg
If you look at majority of her pictures, she definitely looks European. No matter how tanned and dark-haired Europeans can be, their features are still different from the Middle-Easterners and North-Africans alike.
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