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Old 10-08-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Here are some interesting maps created by Slate (complete article: Language map: What’s the most popular language in your state? )

**None of these images are mine**

This one is to be expected....


This, is where things get interesting though...
Those maps (and the ones your link leads to) are actually really cool! Thanks!
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Old 10-09-2014, 02:31 PM
 
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Also, not that Chinese speakers in Canada are split into Mandarin, Cantonese and Chinese, n.o.s.
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Old 10-09-2014, 02:37 PM
 
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All three are overwhelmingly Asian in immigration these days
canada has a lot of chinese, indian and philipinos, australia too and the US as well..... the US also has mexicans.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I'm sorry, but I'm not following. Are you saying we have a lot of Icelanders in Canada?
Yeah, that had me wondering, too. In all my years in Canada, I met immigrants from almost every country, but none from Iceland.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:39 PM
 
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There a very few actual immigrants from Iceland. Most of them went to Manitoba over 100 years ago.
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Old 10-10-2014, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Here is a general breakdown of the 5 year (2006-2011 population growth of Australia)

Countries with nett migration of more than 1000 a year.

India 148,596
China 112,725
New Zealand 95,684
United Kingdom 63,608
Philippines 50,854
South Africa 41,794
Vietnam 25,397
Sri Lanka 24,234
Malaysia 23,604
South Korea 21,888
Nepal 20,075
Ireland 17,266
United States of America 15,605
Iraq 15,594
Thailand 14,967
Pakistan 13,225
Indonesia 12,258
Afghanistan 11,775
Bangladesh 11,728
Iran 11,610
Zimbabwe 10,149
Burma 9,403
Fiji 8,907
Singapore 8,693
Canada 7,412
France 5,564
Mauritius 5,138
Total 807,753

Compared to

Australia- Aboriginal 93,342
Australia - Other 880,666

At the other end of the Scale you can see the ageing population of Mainland Europeans

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia -424
Croatia -2,117
Malta -2,395
Netherlands -2,643
Poland -3,520
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia) -4,961
Greece -9,976
Italy -13,557

Something I am sure is also replicated in the USA, parts or Europe and by all reports appears bigger in Canada, Canada's rate of natural increase seems to be a good deal lower than that of Australia and the USA.

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Old 10-10-2014, 02:08 AM
 
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never understood why white people think the US, canada and australia BELONGS TO THEM

only a couple of centuries ago there was not a single white person in any of these places, fast forward 200 years which is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the history of this planet and europeans seem to be convinced these places are some sort of historical homeland to the white immigrants that live in these countries.
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Old 10-10-2014, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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never understood why white people think the US, canada and australia BELONGS TO THEM

only a couple of centuries ago there was not a single white person in any of these places, fast forward 200 years which is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the history of this planet and europeans seem to be convinced these places are some sort of historical homeland to the white immigrants that live in these countries.

You know what? You're right. We should all just pack our ****, and head back to the UK.

edit: I see you're Colombian. I certainly hope if you're going to make statements like this, you're one of the INDIGENOUS PEOPLES of Colombia.

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Old 10-10-2014, 02:42 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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never understood why white people think the US, canada and australia BELONGS TO THEM

only a couple of centuries ago there was not a single white person in any of these places, fast forward 200 years which is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the history of this planet and europeans seem to be convinced these places are some sort of historical homeland to the white immigrants that live in these countries.
Its certainly something I have never thought about, most of my extended family are migrants however.
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:17 AM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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never understood why white people think the US, canada and australia BELONGS TO THEM

only a couple of centuries ago there was not a single white person in any of these places, fast forward 200 years which is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the history of this planet and europeans seem to be convinced these places are some sort of historical homeland to the white immigrants that live in these countries.
While I agree with you that it's arrogant for whites to carry on as if they are the only rightful owners of USA, Canada and Australia I also understand it is the nature of all conquerors. No matter what their race is or where they came from it's natural for conquerors and their descendents to take that attitude about whatever territory it is that they have conquered and claimed for themselves and taken over.

More importantly though is that you are really off in your knowledge of settlement history by more than a few centuries. I'd suggest you research the dates that Europeans first started arriving, exploring, conquering, claiming and settling the Americas because it was more than 500 years ago, starting in the late 1490's. My goodness, how time flies !!! As for Australia, European settlement started 245 years ago so you weren't too far off the mark on that one but the first Europeans to discover and set foot on Australia was in 1606, over 400 years ago.

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