Wednesday 31 August 2022

The Sami and other indigenous peoples



I think that the Irish, Scots and Welsh have been around as long as the Lapps, whom the BBC calls the Sami. 

So have the Albanians, perhaps the oldest race in Europe if they are Illyrians, and the Basques, whom some think are Neanderthals, according to John Hooper's book The Spanish

That little known fact made people laugh at a dinner party in the 1985 but got me accused of 19th century racism on Facebook 10 years ago. 

In any case all indigenous peoples in Europe are in danger of becoming minorities in their own countries.

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