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Old 03-26-2014, 02:57 PM
 
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Different language?

Please slap yourself!!!
A lot of Irish immigrants to Aus in the 1800s spoke Irish Gaelic, aka "Irish".
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:00 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Oh my god...
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Add Chile to the list. There are parts in the south where people prefer speaking German.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:16 PM
 
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Argentina
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:28 AM
 
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Yep, I think most non-first generation Aussies consider themselves to be simply "Australian". The only exception that to that is probably those who's ancestry can be traced back to only one country - and the aren't too many of those. Also, a lot of "European" Australians, based on physical features, look to have some traces of Chinese/Japanese or Aboriginal ancestry, even if that is limited to a single great-great grandparent in the 1800s. Julian Assange, for example, has a great-great grand parent who was a Torres Straight Islander. I don't know how that compares to Canada or the US.

Its a shame those tables don't break out the "other - 41.5%" - seems like a pretty large proportion to simply aggregate in that way. I suspect today that "other" is probably close on 50%, with UK born now slipping to 18-19% of the foreign born population.
Well these days more and more Australians are claiming Aboriginal background and do usually take pride on that. Many years ago many White looking Australians were ashamed of it.

In addition White looking New Zealanders do take pride in being part Maori and an example would be Russel Crowe.

It somewhat similar to South Africa as many White Africaners do usually have a distant Black African and Indonesian ansestor.

Many French Canadians would also have distant native ansestor as the first French Canadian settlers were mostly men and intermarriage was common for that time period.

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Old 03-27-2014, 06:01 AM
 
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If you are going by number of Filipinos with varying degrees of European blood admixture (even if it's a very small - at least in the single digits percentage), you may have a point. But if you are going by the number of Filipinos who are of purely (or largely) European descent, I would be hard pressed to believe there are a million (or more) of them in the Philippines. However, no one will truly know as the Census doesn't keep track of figures with regards to ethnic background...

Just the opinion of someone who lives in the country. Thanks.
There are easily a million who are visibly mestizos, probably much more than that. But pure white Filipinos probably number 100-200,000, I'm guessing. If you included all the white expats, it's probably closer to half a million.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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the US has probably the most.. with spanish, french and english early colonization.. as well as large immigrations from Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway.. (half the population of Norway immigrated to the United states in the late 1800's and early 1900's) later came the irish, and italians, I think hands down the US is the best representation of European Ancestry that has blended into a single nation of people.. I myself can name 6-10 countries in europe I have ancestry from... and I'm not alone..much of this was due to open land being offered for free in the interior of America.. Boise where I live has the largest concentration of Basque people outside of the Basque region in spain. There are places in Eastern Idaho where large groups of people from Sweden settled, where highways are called "New Sweden road" etc.. and you see lots of blondes running around still

Exactly! My area has loads of people with multiple Euro ancestry mostly Irish, Italian, Polish, German and English. Also quite a few Swedish and Dutch. I know maybe a handful of people here that are of one single European ancestry. The vasy majority are just a multi-mix of European. Australia is much more British Isles ancestry.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Oh my god...
Irish Gaelic was the predominant language, especially of the poorer and rural parts until the mid 19th century. What part about this is confusing to you?
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Old 03-28-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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Exactly! My area has loads of people with multiple Euro ancestry mostly Irish, Italian, Polish, German and English. Also quite a few Swedish and Dutch. I know maybe a handful of people here that are of one single European ancestry. The vasy majority are just a multi-mix of European. Australia is much more British Isles ancestry.
That reflects the 200 year head start the US had on Australia, where free immigration really only began in the early-mid 1800s. Interestingly enough, today the US is far less of a nation of immigrants than Aus, with the foreign born population being "only" 13% compared to 27%, numbers that reflect the immigration patterns trhough most of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

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Old 03-29-2014, 10:33 AM
 
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Australia and Argentina, and I'm referring to Europeans, not hyphenated Americans or whatever.
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