Ethnicity guess? Can pass as what?
By - Specialist_Put_7351
Right one looks very Syrian/turkish
How about the left one?
He looks more italian to me . BTW right resembles gundogan a bit
Ohh didn't expect any italian answer. The right one is my dad and on the left is his uncle. Both from the same ethnicity and family. And both neither italian nor turkish/syrian.
Nope, may look like turkish and levantine people especially my dad on the right.
They are of Tajik persian origin.
Your dad's uncle looks either Mexican or Asian. Your dad looks Italian.
Ohh ok. What kind of asian my dad's uncle looks like? Because asian is too broad I guess. Central asian? East asian?
Are you Italian yourself?
I'm Maltese from Malta but we as a population are highly mixed. The closest connections to us are Sicilians and Arabs.
Regarding your dad's uncle, Asian is broad but I do not understand much about Asians. I'd say Vietnam/Thailand/Indonesia due to his eyes and skin color.
Ohh cool, I just look up at Maltese people. Kinda interesting. So are you guys north african arab (Morroco, Tunisia etc) that were Romanised?
Both got some south east asia mixture in them, so you are partly correct. They are of Tajik persian origin.
Oh I'm not too familiar with people from those areas, let alone the Tajik ethnic group. Very interesting. Did some research myself about Tajiks. I read that they are spread out around Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Interesting :)
We Maltese are essentially the only from of Latinized Arabs including our language. Malta was taken over by the Arabs around 870 AD till roughly 1200. Then Malta was populated by Sicilians and other Europeans by time. Quite a mix. Most of us cannot speak Arabic though.
Yeah, Tajik were Iranic ethnic people who are native yo central asia.
So Maltese language are quite similar to arabic? Are there remaining early Arab Muslim family that are still Muslim? Or all of them became Christian? Very interested to know more about Maltese and southern Italy.
Just wondering, is Giorgio Chiellini from Malta or South Italy?
So the Tajiks are still present or are the numbers going down?
Tunisians can understand Maltese and we can understand them a bit too but for us they speak fast. I have a Sudanese friend who can understand some Maltese words too. The Arabic families either left or were Christianized throughout the years. Saying that...we have a lot of different people living in Malta nowadays. Around 100,000 of our population (500,000) is foreign.
Malta shared a lot of similarities with Sicily but things have changed a lot over the last 100 years. Some old Sicilian words are similar to ours since they share the same Arabic root. Our language is also made up of Arabic, English and Italian. The strongest are Italian and Arabic or Siculo-Arabic as it is known. I appreciate your interest :) Feel free to ask more!
Yes the Tajik still present till now. Most of it in the central asia. My family migrated tho.
I understand and can speak arabic. I am pretty sure the Maltese language originated from the Arabic language. You still using the same numbers, colors, days etc. Alot of other words too such as, hilwu, murr, leyla theyba, 'inab, ma habba, huma etc.. I can roughly understand their conversation. All arabic people can understand Maltese language, but maybe Tunisian will have better understanding of it.
If I live there for a week or a month, pretty sure will have much more better understanding of the language.
Do Maltese considered Arabs of north african as their origin? Or they hate to relate themselves to the Arabs? You still haven't answered me on Giorgio Chiellini 😅. Just wondering, because his face looks different.
Like you said Tunisians can better understand Maltese. There was a video featuring a person from Morocco, Algiers, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Malta. They tried to see if they could understand the Maltese person. Interesting. The Tunisian found it the easiest. My Moroccan friend can speak Maltese quite well.
Giorgio Chiellini hehe. Sorry I forgot to answer you. He's Italian but he wouldn't look Maltese due to his strong Italian features. He's from Pisa if I'm not mistaken.
Maltese wouldn't consider themselves Arabs and this will most likely trigger them. They like to consider themselves as people from the Mediterranean or close relatives of Sicilians. Anything but Arabic. In reality....we're closely connected to Arabs and Sicilians but the only remnant from the Arabs is our language and place names. Our lifestyle and traditions are closer to Sicilians.
Both look turkish?
They are not turkish.
For both the same?
Yes, for both
Close to afghan. They are of Tajik Persian origin. Afghan and Tajik are both Iranic people.