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    I am wondering if Italians are considered Germanic. After the Roman Empire fell, the Ostrogoths set up a kingdom in Italy, but I'm not sure how much impact they had on present day Italians. Im 25% Italian. My Great Grandmother was from Rome, and My great grandfather was from Bari(Yes, I know thats in southern Italy, but he was not a dark skinned moorish person. He had pale skin and red hair.

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    Not as a whole. There are ethnic Germans in Alto Adige/Sudtirol- they are of Germanic ancestry, language and culture. Those are the only Italians who can be considered Germanic.
    As for Germanic ancestry, that's a different matter. A fair number of Italians (especially in the North) likely have Germanic ancestry from the Lombards and Goths, and some southerners probably have Norman ancestry. (Haplogroup I1, common in Scandinavia, occurs in low frequencies in Sicily).

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    Although the Italians, overall, are nor Germanic, I cannot help but feel a deep respect for them, especially because of their advanced technology and culture during the Roman Empire, I very much like Italians.
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    The Italians are not Germanic. Their language is that of the Romance branch, as too is their culture.

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    and have you ever seen their faces? they're less white than polacks

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    Germanic Italians

    Some are. The East Goths, aka Ostrogoths, migrated into Italy and under their leader Theodoric the Great established the Kingdom of Italy and protected what was left of the Western Roman Empire and her citizens. Predominately the "Boot" and portions of North Italy where the population was predominately Gothic. Over time they merged with the indigineous population.

    So, yes, some Italians can claim descent from the Germanic Tribes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadski View Post
    Although the Italians, overall, are nor Germanic, I cannot help but feel a deep respect for them, especially because of their advanced technology and culture during the Roman Empire, I very much like Italians.
    Do you realize that italians during the "roman empire" stole all technology, culture & govt ideals from the greeks? Italians did not create any of it & they sure as hell are not germanic. end of story.

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    No, they're Latin Europeans; just like Romanians, French, Spaniards and Portuguese.

    Physically, they have a more Mediterranean physique (hairy body, olive skin, darker hair/eyes).

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    what is the fact, that makes them germanic? Language? then thy could be. the relation to german is far, but there is one.

    Religion? than the they could be. some of the north italic tribes believed in the same gods than the germans.

    what about the Gauls? the Rus, the Scyth? all indo-germanic language. even the Uyghur (tribe of the golden Horde) spoke a language close to german. closer than Latin.

    make a definition of beeing from german origin and get an answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am wondering if Italians are considered Germanic. After the Roman Empire fell, the Ostrogoths set up a kingdom in Italy, but I'm not sure how much impact they had on present day Italians. Im 25% Italian. My Great Grandmother was from Rome, and My great grandfather was from Bari(Yes, I know thats in southern Italy, but he was not a dark skinned moorish person. He had pale skin and red hair.
    Italians aren't Germanic, but there is obviously lots of Germanic influence in Italy, f.ex. there are many Italian surname of Germanic origin, and lots of Italians have German, Bavarian or Austrian ancestry, Garibaldi himself had partly German ancestry.

    Esp. Northern Italy (Padania), is leaning to its Celto-Germanic hereitage.

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