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Old 03-23-2016, 09:15 PM
 
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Are you native english speaker? because your reading comprehension is terrible...

I have claimed that most brits are not nordic looking and neither are blonde, sure you can find brits like that, but most are of the wrongly assumed "celtic type" which in reality is of much ancient origin than the arrival of the celtic culture, mostly pre-celtic hunter -gatherers. Arab looking is not common in europe, only some south italians that I have seen could pass for arabs.. and then again for near easterns and west asians, they would rarely be confused with real ethnic arabs... aka saudis, yemenis, or people from the emirates who would stand out in europe, even in southern italy...

There are actually more arabic people who could pass as (southern) european than the other way around.
Obviously I never ever claimed that Europeans were "Arab-looking", of course they generally don't. You are just exaggerating the "darkness" of Italians. Southern Europeans are light in comparison to Near-Eastern populations.

 
Old 03-24-2016, 04:14 AM
 
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Are you native english speaker? because your reading comprehension is terrible...

I have claimed that most brits are not nordic looking and neither are blonde, sure you can find brits like that, but most are of the wrongly assumed "celtic type" which in reality is of much ancient origin than the arrival of the celtic culture, mostly pre-celtic hunter -gatherers. Arab looking is not common in europe, only some south italians that I have seen could pass for arabs.. and then again for near easterns and west asians, they would rarely be confused with real ethnic arabs... aka saudis, yemenis, or people from the emirates who would stand out in europe, even in southern italy...

There are actually more arabic people who could pass as (southern) european than the other way around.
Now to put things to rest, no country in Europe is fully Nordic or fully Mediterranean! The Nordic or Northern European genetic component is highest in the north, while the Mediterranean is highest in the south. In 2012 the National Geographic Genographic released after genealogical Dna tests on various reference populations worldwide.
Mediterranean genetical component are very high among Caucasoids of the Levant, North Africa, Southern Europe, the Caucasus and Iran.
Sardinia - 67%
Lebanon - 66%
Egypt - 65%
Tunisia - 62%
Georgia - 61%
Kuwait - 57%
Greece - 54%
Italy - 54%
Iberian Peninsula - 48%
Northern Caucasus - 46%
Romania - 43%
Iran - 42%
Other Europeans also show Mediterranean genetic components at a lower frequency though;
Germany - 36%
Britain - 33%
Denmark - 30%
 
Old 03-25-2016, 11:42 AM
 
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Are you native english speaker? because your reading comprehension is terrible...

I have claimed that most brits are not nordic looking and neither are blonde, sure you can find brits like that, but most are of the wrongly assumed "celtic type" which in reality is of much ancient origin than the arrival of the celtic culture, mostly pre-celtic hunter -gatherers. Arab looking is not common in europe, only some south italians that I have seen could pass for arabs.. and then again for near easterns and west asians, they would rarely be confused with real ethnic arabs... aka saudis, yemenis, or people from the emirates who would stand out in europe, even in southern italy...

There are actually more arabic people who could pass as (southern) european than the other way around.
If you abide by your strictly "Nordic-looking" persons, thus these will be a minority in every single Northern European country, even in Norway/Sweden/Finland, will never form a majority in populations of the Scandinavian regions!

The Swedish supermodel Linn Ardvidsson is a good example of that.
Linn Arvidsson - Fashion Model - Profile on New York Magazine#

German footballer Stefan Effenberg;
http://mediadb.kicker.de/1996/fussba...9154539943.jpg

English footballer Will Hughes;
http://www.london24.com/polopoly_fs/...4178182029.jpg
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