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04-22-2013, 09:59 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 would argue that nationality and ethnicity are two different concepts, especially in countries populated by a lot of immigrants. You don't hear people described as "ethnic" Canadians, unless you are talking about Inuits in the Arctic Region. Wayne Gretzky may be an ethnic Belarusian, but he is rarely referred to in those terms. He is described as a Canadian, based on his national affiliation, which encompasses, language, culture, etc.

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