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Posted 6/23/08
I haven't found a thread like this. So I hope this is original.

A lot of people here mistaken ethnicity vs race. Ethnicity are social culture of a social group not the appearance because that will be "race"

anyway, hope you can describe your ethnic group if you have any. I'll give a guideline so it would be presented organized and asking questions would be easy.

Format

1. Name of ethnic group:
2. Culture:
3. Area:
4. Breif history:
5. Additional info:
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Posted 6/23/08
I'll start

1. Name of ethnic group: Tausug
2. Culture:

Tausūgs are experienced sailors and are known for their colorful boats or vintas. They are also superb warriors and craftsmen. They are also famous for their Daling-daling dance in Sabah, that is a mixture of Arabian Belly Dancing and Indian Classical Dancing that is best performed as a musical complete with Story-telling in Suluk. [from wikipedia]
Also, we value friendship so much that small favors given to a tausug creates friendship. Not only you will befirend him/her but his whole family up to his/her grandchildren. If you are a friend with a Tausug and you ask for help from them, they would do everything in their power to do so. However, the bad characteristic of our group, i daresay, is that they would be your worst enemy. As I have said, your friends will his/her whole family up to the grandchildren, so as being an enemy. They will kill all males in your family even if it is your grandchildren already. If an elite family have quarrels in our province, the military intervene because they burn villages in the process. But they spare women. We look highly on women especially those who they call "good girls".

3. Area: Mainly from Sulu. Some reference says, there are some in Sabah, Malaysia

4. Breif history:

Nothing much to say but Jolo [the capital in Sulu] was burned down twice according to my mother. Since the Tausug are like Spartans who "never surrender", a lot were slain in our long history. They resisted many invaders, abrogated their sovereignity of the conquerors.

5. Additional info: We have delicious mangosteam, durian, rambutan, mango but the best is marang and durian.
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Posted 6/25/08
wow no one answered.
okay i'll do one too.
1. somali
2. somali's tend to spend most of their times with family and work. somali's could easily cope (if thats how to spell it right) with other cultures and countries.
3. somali's live in somalia on the horn of africa far east
4. brief history, i'm tired and sleepy so sorry can't do it
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Posted 6/26/08
wtf? haha i`m chinese xP
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Posted 6/26/08
1.Dravidian
2.

3.Kerala,India
4.""This is Arnold from Microsoft Customer Support.How may I help you?"
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24 / F / mabuhay pilipinas...
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Posted 6/26/08
im an alien.
Posted 6/26/08
fun fact

alupihan means centipede in my country ~_~
Posted 6/26/08
I'm chinese/japanese lol culture clash LOL... uhmm I've looked some up about chinese
Name: Chinese
Two characteristics have examplified the Chinese people during their five-thousand year history: one is their attachment to their land including what they perceive as their land and the second, obsession with power, their thirst to dominate other peoples, other nations. A third one can be added: the Chinese do not like to lose face. These characteristics explain most actions of the Chinese leadership from 1949 till today.

Area: uhhhhhhhh mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan...LOL I don't really think this is true :P
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