Irish Potato Famine – the Start of the Irish American communities

  • December 06, 2017     Friendly Borders Staff

Boston – An exodus that led to a great population in the United States–this sums up the mass immigration of the people of Ireland in the 1840s. Countless Irish families moved to the cities of Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, ...
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Sorbs – A Struggling Minority Then and Now

  • November 22, 2017     Friendly Borders Staff

Berlin – Germany has lands that stretch widely with beautiful landscapes and historical sites. Amidst the grandeur of these natural wonders, there is a community that many have yet to fully understand. They are called the Sorbs–the ...
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Code-switching within the Koorie: A Change Less Desired?

  • November 05, 2017     Joy Marie Salgado

Sydney – Australia is known as a land of opportunity. It is home to diverse ethnicities, but there is one distinct community that has survived hundreds of years: the Koorie/Koori. They are an ethnic group who live in the country alongside...
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Minorities in Turkey – The Hemshin

  • October 22, 2017     Friendly Borders Staff

Ankara – Turkey is home to colorful cultures and a long history of communities living in a distinct manner among the rest of the country’s inhabitants. One of these communities is the Hemshin or Hemshinli. They are said to be ethnic...
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Jews: Religion or Ethnicity?

  • October 09, 2017     Friendly Borders Staff

Jerusalem – Assimilation and intermarriage are factors in the changing features of a particular culture and tradition. These are modern practices affecting different ethnic communities around the globe, even a particular group that has ...
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Where Do the Komi of Russia Stand Now?

  • September 28, 2017     Joy Marie Salgado

Moscow – Minority groups in different countries experience different degrees of acceptance as well as stereotypes. These are two factors affecting a lot of members of indigenous communities. There are those living like the people of the ...
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Kristang – Creole in Malaysia

  • September 08, 2017     Friendly Borders Staff

Kuala Lumpur – Southeast Asia has that distinct beauty of a land that welcomes a colorful variety of ethnicities and cultural wonders. In Malaysia, for instance, the Kristang people reside together with the native Malays. They share the ...
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The San People of Southern Africa

  • August 21, 2017     Friendly Borders Staff

Cape Town – The San people of southern Africa are hunter-gatherers whose territory spans various nations. They are considered to be the oldest inhabitants of the region. According to researchers, they have lived in the area for at least ...
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The Gwich’in People

  • August 10, 2017     Joy Marie Salgado

Whitehorse – Reaching the vast areas of the northern Yukon and Northwest Territories in Canada and the northeast Alaska in the United States, the Gwich’in people have survived throughout the years. Based on conventional belief, ...
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Colombia with Its Ethnic Diversity and Culture

  • July 31, 2017     Friendly Borders Staff

Bogotá – The locals of the South American country of Colombia are either commonly identified with European or mixed European-American descent. These people are called the mestizos. However, Colombia’s rich ethnic diversity can also be ...
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