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Triggatomic
04-16-2017, 09:12 AM
Hello there, I recently did a DNA test with MyHeritage and I saw I have 6.6% Eastern European, I was excited yet disappointed by the amount, but then I thought, how much do I need of a percentage to consider myself Eastern European? Thank you, guys :)

parastais
04-19-2017, 04:31 PM
How often you do this?
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/x6lv7FACT-o/hqdefault.jpg

Tomenable
04-21-2017, 10:46 AM
Have you uploaded your data to DNA.Land and GEDmatch? If so then please post your DNA.Land results and your Eurogenes K36 scores from GEDmatch. Also if your Slavic ancestry is South Slavic, then you will get more of Balkan or South-Eastern European than [North-]Eastern European.

Coldmountains
04-21-2017, 11:27 AM
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Coldmountains
04-21-2017, 11:29 AM
Hello there, I recently did a DNA test with MyHeritage and I saw I have 6.6% Eastern European, I was excited yet disappointed by the amount, but then I thought, how much do I need of a percentage to consider myself Eastern European? Thank you, guys :)

As long as you don't speak Slavic languages and don't have at least some Slavic grandparents no. 6,6 % on such kind of tests does not mean much

Tomenable
04-21-2017, 12:00 PM
I disagree with Coldmountains. Yes you can. You are fully Slavic!: :thumb:

http://bannockandbutter.tumblr.com/post/103769911877/ᓂᔭ-ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ-niya-nehiyaw-i-am-fully-cree-danette

lgmayka
04-21-2017, 01:45 PM
I disagree with Coldmountains. Yes you can. You are fully Slavic!: :thumb:

http://bannockandbutter.tumblr.com/post/103769911877/ᓂᔭ-ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ-niya-nehiyaw-i-am-fully-cree-danette
You may as well choose a category that is beneficial to your career. You, too, can become a US Senator (http://www.pollysgranddaughter.com/p/elizabeth-warren-information.html)! :)

vettor
04-21-2017, 05:33 PM
As long as you don't speak Slavic languages and don't have at least some Slavic grandparents no. 6,6 % on such kind of tests does not mean much

Speaking slavic does not make that person be of slavic ethnicity

bolek
04-21-2017, 07:05 PM
Being Slavic is really a spiritual thing. If you feel spiritual ties with Slavic people, you are Slavic.

Coldmountains
04-21-2017, 07:22 PM
Speaking slavic does not make that person be of slavic ethnicity

Many modern day Slavs are only ethnic Slavs because non-Slavic people adopted Slavic languages and were assimilated into the Slavic community. Speaking Slavic languages is most important . If someone does not speak Slavic languages and even doesn't have Slavic ancestors than he is as much as Slavic as he is an apache helicopter.

vettor
04-21-2017, 10:00 PM
Many modern day Slavs are only ethnic Slavs because non-Slavic people adopted Slavic languages and were assimilated into the Slavic community. Speaking Slavic languages is most important . If someone does not speak Slavic languages and even doesn't have Slavic ancestors than he is as much as Slavic as he is an apache helicopter.

Then clearly one can opt not to be slavic even if they speak slavic..............this makes the term Slavic .....a "false slavic " in ethnicity and viable to be associated with any people they want regardless of what history states...............this is a dangerous way of thinking

I have no problem with slavs as I have many Slav ( croatian and slovenian ) friends ...and my cousins for over 20 years have taken their holidays every year to croatia ( they know the croatian language ) , they get more out of the Euro in Croatia and it is only a 4 hour drive.

kosmonomad
04-22-2017, 12:57 AM
How often you do this?
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/x6lv7FACT-o/hqdefault.jpg

Only if being a chav makes one Anglo-Saxon.

The gopnik style. A now gone subset of criminal culture. They were a product of their time. Certainly dangerous to bump into them somewhere in the shadows. They would shake the contents of your pockets out of you in a moment, "squeeze a mobilka" (the phone). Now they have grown to managers and traders - suits and ties. It is funny how they became known after their near disappearance.

kosmonomad
04-22-2017, 12:59 AM
Slavic is a set of cultural specifics, which is hard to maintain without the language.

Gravetto-Danubian
04-22-2017, 05:13 AM
Speaking slavic does not make that person be of slavic ethnicity

well that's exactly what it does

Is one only an Italian if they are from Latium?

vettor
04-22-2017, 06:14 AM
well that's exactly what it does

Is one only an Italian if they are from Latium?

Thats a erred example ..........I refer to language only............speaking a language does not give you ethnicity of that language

Tomenable
04-22-2017, 11:23 AM
Only if being a chav makes one Anglo-Saxon.

Do any British people actually identify as "Anglo-Saxons"?

This is mostly an American / U.S. thing, as far as I know.

C J Wyatt III
04-22-2017, 01:32 PM
Do any British people actually identify as "Anglo-Saxons"?

This is mostly an American / U.S. thing, as far as I know.

Maybe. SE USA here with a Canadian mother. Anglo-Saxon is how my father described us (I think he said 100%). I got into genetic genealogy years after his death, but I have found out that we have much more than Anglo-Saxon. And my Wyatt line does not go back to Sir Thomas Wyatt as assumed ("we know we are related if we can just find the missing link").

I think too many people, including experts, go on assumptions in this field.

Jack Wyatt

evon
04-22-2017, 08:56 PM
Hello there, I recently did a DNA test with MyHeritage and I saw I have 6.6% Eastern European, I was excited yet disappointed by the amount, but then I thought, how much do I need of a percentage to consider myself Eastern European? Thank you, guys :)

If you watch this and feel a sudden urge to join in I think you can safely say you are Slavic:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX7gFl7xnOE

Mis
04-22-2017, 09:19 PM
And where do you see the Slavs here?

Gravetto-Danubian
04-23-2017, 01:52 AM
Do any British people actually identify as "Anglo-Saxons"?

This is mostly an American / U.S. thing, as far as I know.

In Australia, the term "Anglo-Celtic" is sometimes used to describe the majority if Caucasian Australians who aren't obviously Italian , Greek or EE. It is broad enough to include many who either don't know exactly where their ancestry originally hailed from, and /or are a combination of English, Irish, Scots, etc

Gravetto-Danubian
04-23-2017, 01:55 AM
Thats a erred example ..........I refer to language only............speaking a language does not give you ethnicity of that language

Quite right Vettor. If someone from Thailand learns Russian online, then they obviously do not become "Slavic" all of a sudden.

lgmayka
04-23-2017, 02:08 AM
as an American of mostly British descent who does not call herself an Anglo-Saxon.
The term is common but controversial (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Anglo-Saxon_Protestant#Anglo-Saxon_as_a_modern_term).

Kaşmius
04-23-2017, 03:25 AM
Not really. Many South Asians score a similar percentage of Northern/Northeastern European but that doesn't make us Finns.

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