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View Poll Results: Which Europeans do the Lebanese look similar to? Check all that apply.
Spaniards 19 24.68%
Portuguese 23 29.87%
French 9 11.69%
British 1 1.30%
Irish 3 3.90%
Germans 5 6.49%
Scandinavians 4 5.19%
Russians 1 1.30%
Poles 1 1.30%
Czechs or Slovaks 0 0%
Italians 29 37.66%
Maltese 27 35.06%
Sicilians 34 44.16%
Greeks 47 61.04%
Bulgarians 11 14.29%
Serbs 4 5.19%
Romanians 8 10.39%
Ukrainians 2 2.60%
Latvians, Estonians, Lithuanians 2 2.60%
Finns 4 5.19%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 77. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-21-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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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.
The only difference between the pictures we posted is that in yours Monica Bellucci looks older.

What are the different features you speak of? Head shape? Similar. Noses? Similar. Lips? Again, similar.

Europeans do not universally look the same. There is quiet a range of features. Those features common in the Southern European regions are also common in the Middle East and North Africa. Lets not even started on Latin Americans as the looks represent the worldwide spectrum.

If any of those Lebanese women posted said they were French, Spanish, Italian, even Romanian I surely would not hesitate to believe them.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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The only difference between the pictures we posted is that in yours Monica Bellucci looks older.

What are the different features you speak of? Head shape? Similar. Noses? Similar. Lips? Again, similar.

Europeans do not universally look the same. There is quiet a range of features. Those features common in the Southern European regions are also common in the Middle East and North Africa. Lets not even started on Latin Americans as the looks represent the worldwide spectrum.

If any of those Lebanese women posted said they were French, Spanish, Italian, even Romanian I surely would not hesitate to believe them.
See, if out of 10 pictures of the same women you'll pick one, where she looks "ethnic," the other ten will still show you that she looks European. Likewise, if out of 10 pictures you'll pick one that shows woman as European-like, the other ten will still prove that she is indeed ethnic.
So even if you pick few most-European looking Lebanese women ( miss Lebanon including,) that doesn't mean that it's a typical look for Lebanese women overall.
And if you are from New-York, you might not spot the difference between European and Lebanese woman, but most likely Europeans can.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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See, if out of 10 pictures of the same women you'll pick one, where she looks "ethnic," the other ten will still show you that she looks European. Likewise, if out of 10 pictures you'll pick one that shows woman as European-like, the other ten will still prove that she is indeed ethnic.
So even if you pick few most-European looking Lebanese women ( miss Lebanon including,) that doesn't mean that it's a typical look for Lebanese women overall.
And if you are from New-York, you might not spot the difference between European and Lebanese woman, but most likely Europeans can.
I disagree.

Europe does not have one universal look. There is a wide range. Though diverse, most of those in the Mediterranean Sea region have general similarities. I see more likeness between Southern Europeans and North African/Middle Eastern types then I do comparing both groups with Scandinavians or other Northern European people.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:22 PM
 
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I disagree.

Europe does not have one universal look. There is a wide range. Though diverse, most of those in the Mediterranean Sea region have general similarities. I see more likeness between Southern Europeans and North African/Middle Eastern types then I do comparing both groups with Scandinavians or other Northern European people.
Of course there is a wide range of looks in Europe. But European looks ( as variable as they are,) are still different from North African/Middle Eastern ones.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:25 AM
 
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Of course there is a wide range of looks in Europe. But European looks ( as variable as they are,) are still different from North African/Middle Eastern ones.
North African looks are also different from Middle Eastern.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:52 AM
 
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Due to the Crusades it is possible there is some European ancestry amongst the Lebanese. And also Lebanese (well, Phoenician) ancestry along the Mediterranean due to the ancient Phoenician colonies established there.
And the Maronite Christians of Cyprus.

http://www.maronitesofcyprus.com/cgi...841&-V=history
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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From what I've seen Maltese and Greeks. They are the most closely related out of all the groups you mention.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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Hmm.. anyone else have an opinion?
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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Another random fact that no one brought up yet I don't think, is that there are more Lebanese in Brazil than in Lebanon itself.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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Whoever voted for anyone other than Greeks, Maltese and possibly Sicilian is just blind.
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