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04-21-2013, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by boris4c View Post
Putting aside genetics, those are clearly different ethnic groups, especially the Ukrainians. If we would be going by genetics then you would that all kinds of ethnic groups are "too small to classify". Ethnic groups are not about genetics, and is often based on language, religion, culture and so on.
I was just about to make a similar post before I saw yours.

Genetics isn't completely irrelevant, but it is only a minor factor in defining an ethnic group. Two people sharing chromosomes is pretty irrelevant if they speak different languages, observe a different religion and hold different cultural values.

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