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View Poll Results: Are Italians lighter skinned than Spaniards?
Yes, Italians are generally lighter 6 10.53%
No, Spaniards are generally lighter 15 26.32%
Depends on what region of Italy and Spain is concerned 26 45.61%
Hard to tell 10 17.54%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-15-2013, 01:07 AM
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Are Italians (of all regions) in general lighter skinned than Spaniards?

Old 12-15-2013, 06:08 AM
Location: Lisbon - Portugal
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:19 AM
Location: Europe
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Hard to tell I would say impossible.
Old 12-15-2013, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Iber-Colchis View Post
Are Italians (of all regions) in general lighter skinned than Spaniards?
If you are comparing Italians (of all regions) with Spanish (of all regions), my observation is that they run the same gamut of skin colouring.
Old 12-15-2013, 07:58 AM
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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About the same, or even darker on average. My suspicion is northern Italians are darker than northern Spaniards, the differences between regions of Italy are exaggerated.
Old 12-15-2013, 09:36 AM
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I'm sorry but I hate these types of threads...! What is the purpose? Are you American? In America people ask me 'where are you from' because I am kind of brown (I'm biracial)...! 'but you are tan!'
Old 12-15-2013, 10:46 AM
Location: SE UK
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Some of the 'darker' skinned Italians are 'darker' than the 'lighter' skinned Spaniards however in an amazing quirk of fate Ive noticed that the 'lighter' skinned
Italians tend to be 'lighter' than the 'darker' skinned Spaniards!!! The only conclusion Ive come to is that (despite what I read on here) Italians are actually not all the same colour!!! In fact I have some Spanish cousins in my family and they're all different 'shades' too, with different eye colours to boot (despite being brothers!!). I wonder what I will discover next? Perhaps Germans aren't all blond! Maybe Scots aren't all redheads!!!
Old 12-15-2013, 10:54 AM
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Runs the gamut, transparent, albino, butt white, ruddy, olive, and tan. This goes for most of central and southern Europe.
Old 12-15-2013, 11:18 AM
Location: Peine
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Who cares? This is C-D not Stormfront.
Old 12-15-2013, 02:11 PM
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Southern Italians are darker than Spaniards, but northern Italians might be on par with them.
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