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    Are Sicilians the Darkest Skinned Europeans?

    Are Sicilians the darkest skinned Europeans, even darker complected than Andalusian Spaniards? I realise there was an influx of Normans into Sicily, so ther are some traces of blodism in the population, but I believe I read somwhere that Sicilians are about as dark as any European can get.

    Do Sicilians differ from mainland Italians in physical appearance?

    Aren't the vast majority of Italian-Americans, in reality, actually Sicilian in ancestry?

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    Go to Sicily and see for yourself. I have been there and it was rather enlightening, also - if not especially - from the Germanic influx point of view (there are a lot of Norman, Vandal, etc. structures left as well).

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    Well, althought it's true that there are many blonde or germanic structured people, the typical image of the Southern Italian is a dark haired and dark eyed little guy with a darker skin than in other european countries.

    Obviously that's just an estereotype (sorry if it's not well written, I don't have a dictionary with me right now :o).

    You've got to remember that the arriving of Normans to Sicily was during the Crusades and it wasn't a really big group, while Arabian tribes had already mixed with the natives, so arabian characteristics were more established.

    It's quite similar to what happened in Northern Italy but backwards. The immigration of Germanic tribes, such as the Longobards, brought Germanic characterisitics to people. so, you'll find more blond or germanic structured people there.

    And yes, many italian descendants in America come from Sicilians or southern italians (Calabria, Napoli, etc.) but that happened mostly in the USA.
    Here in Argentina, we had more italian immigration than any other part of the world. A lot came specially from Napoli but a lot came from Central and Northern Italy.

    I do have some southern blood, from Calabria. But also central-northern blood, from Tuscany, and I'm a pretty blond guy
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    Could the reason for the differentiation from other Europeans and Italians be because they were conquered by the Muslims in 7th century?

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    Quote Originally Posted by United Faith View Post
    Could the reason for the differentiation from other Europeans and Italians be because they were conquered by the Muslims in 7th century?
    Yes, It's the main reason, at least I think so :p.

    I answered it in the post above .

    You've got to remember that the arriving of Normans to Sicily was during the Crusades and it wasn't a really big group, while Arabian tribes had already mixed with the natives, so arabian characteristics were more established.
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    I started a thread about classifying some half Sicilian girl back in the Skadi days, and the thread was closed due to the fact that she looked too non-Europid. She pretty much looked Indian actually. There are lots of potential genes that can come out if you have Sicilian blood, that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdm View Post
    Are Sicilians the darkest skinned Europeans, even darker complected than Andalusian Spaniards? I realise there was an influx of Normans into Sicily, so ther are some traces of blodism in the population, but I believe I read somwhere that Sicilians are about as dark as any European can get.

    Do Sicilians differ from mainland Italians in physical appearance?

    Aren't the vast majority of Italian-Americans, in reality, actually Sicilian in ancestry?
    Sardinians are the darkest-skinned, darkest-haired and -eyed.

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    The Sardish are also purest Neolithic survivors as arrived from Asia Minor and Syria. At one point all European farmers would have resembled them.

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