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Posted by periklis on April 04, 2002 at 08:40:04:

In Reply to: Re: HOW to REcognize a Greek? posted by Gk girl on March 21, 2002 at 14:57:38:

Ime ellinas of the genetic type that Gk girl decribes (dark hair, dark eyes and olive skin).I am not joudean nor mesopotamean and when i woke up every morning i feel as good as any other caucasean-indo-european ellina-romio citizen of athens. Many other hellenes are spread through europe and the rest of the planet, participating in a variety of ethnic groups. The word greek derives from the name graekos that was given to people who lived in graecia (the land around mount olymbus). In our late times the anglo-saxons call us all greeks. Probably because this is how they now us for the past few centuries that they systematicaly record their own history. For example the turks, the persians and the arabs are still calling us iones. In the ancient time we had commercial affairs with the celtes and apparently we had been loved. Following 312 a.d we have also converged with other europeans hence, the blue eyes and the blonde hair.
We are all culturally described as hellenes and further more as panhellenes, keeping in mind our diverse descent: ionians,dorians,aeolians,acheans,minoans and so on...
The last ,forced, diaspora from the motherland was 1922.
God Bless

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