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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 2006, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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EGYPTIANS- Middle Eastern or African?

I have 2 Egyptian Friends.

1 Love calling himself African the other Hates it and says he's Middle Eastern. Isn't egypt in africa? but besides from Egyptians how would you class them?

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whatever they want to be called, although they probably do look middle eastern.

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I voted for African, but the answer is really both. Africa is the continent and the Middle East is the region, it's like Denmark for example, people from there are both Scandinavian and European.

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whatever they want to be called, although they probably do look middle eastern.
I agree, However....Egyptians think they are beyond the continent. And that's a general consensus. For me...THEY ARE AFRICAN!

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Politics-wise, they are Middle Eastern.

Geographically speaking, I guess they belong to Africa.

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I voted for African, but the answer is really both. Africa is the continent and the Middle East is the region, it's like Denmark for example, people from there are both Scandinavian and European.
I want to get to Denmark, i heard the Hill are BEAUTIFUL!

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I want to get to Denmark, i heard the Hill are BEAUTIFUL!
I've heard it's beautiful too, I've never been but I'd love to go! I'm going to Norway soon though I can't wait!

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you'll find they'll describe themselves as Arabs more than middle-eastern or African.

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Egyptians may don't like nigga I guess. But they're African,it's in the books !!
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Egyptians may don't like nigga I guess. But they're African,it's in the books !!
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Why do they have to "be" anything in some simple way? Egypt is in Africa. It has people who tend to be of a certain phenotype. It has a certain cultural history. If you're asking whether it has more in common culturally with the Middle East or with Sub-Saharan Africa, I'd say the Middle East. What further fact do you want to know?

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I had a friend from egyptian origins (pretty sure he's born in Canada) and he told me he didn't consider himself to be african or really part of Africa.

I couldn't believe it, at the time

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As a people, Egyptians are really quite diverse. Some are white, some Arabic, some black. Politically North Africa is separated from the rest of Africa, and they're really looked at very differently. North Africa is usually grouped with the Middle East in larger terms. Of course, geographically Egypt is in Africa (and you could maybe argue that the Sinai is in Middle East/Asia). Egypt has been controlled by so many diverse groups, from Nubians to Greeks to the British. Nice country.
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History would say Africa

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