bao wrote: sambam wrote: bao wrote: George wrote:
sambam wrote:HERES THE OFFICIAL ANSWER.... NO!!! WE DID NOT DESCEND FROM AFRICA.
maybe that tongan dude might say he is but uhhh no NOT REALLY.
You act like having Black descent is bad or something.
The way you "NO!!! WE DID NOT DESCEND" says it all.
WTF is wrong with being of African heritage?!
I hate when Asians and Pacific Islanders flatly deny any connections to Africa whatso ever, as if they view Africa as inferior to them or something.
asians and poly's are not of african hertitage! once up on a time 100,000 years ago we all came from africa and had the same DNA but you're talking about thousands of years ago. man came from africa but that does not mean we are of recent concept of african heritage.
the people of today trace their ancestry back only as long as their ethnic name as the point of origin. so to say that they have african heritige would be insulting not because of anything regarding inferior or black but because its not true unless speaking in anthropology terms.
oh i aint even be your post wen i posted... but yeah thats what im sayin, its insulting etc...
and uhh i dont really know nothing bout taiwanese culture but i dont think its like ours either.
oh and tattoos, from what i heard... we started that shit... lol really tho.
gaoshan is what the natives of taiwan are now called ny the chinese government. the gaoshan ethnic is the clustering of many austronesian ethnics into one in taiwan since they are all related. now, i never said that the culture of the gaoshan and poly's would be identical, but you will find similar ancient cultural practices. we cannot expect both to be similar as of recent because the split was a couple thousand years ago and both evolved seperately in different evironments. what we do know for sure is that once up on a times the poly ancestors were together with the gaoshan in taiwan. so at this time is when they were similar then the split.
archeological evidence shows that the axes of the poly's match the ones in taiwan and many other findings. now, as for who started the tattooing custom that would be your ancestors from taiwan. at that time the poly and gaoshan were the same and one people. when you talk about your ancient mainland history you have to leave out the new polynesian race concept because there was no such thing as that yet, your ancestors and the gaoshan were the same people. the gaoshan people are the oldest poly and the most ancient, be proud of them because they birth your people. your history goes back further than the islands, that history is recent.
You will also find ancient cultural practices among rural village folks in Vietnam/Thailand/Cambodia/Philippines when compared with Africa.
Ever noticed how the women tend to carry fruit baskets on their heads like in Africa? Ever notice how the drum playings of the Kali Practicioners from the Philippines resembles African rhythms? Ever noticed how certain Yam/Cassava/Edo roots are prepared in similar manners to Africans and Indians?
I know it might sound strange to say South East Asia and Africa have similarities cuz we as Westerners are always looking for differences among "Races". But in all honesty, I feel tropical Asia has more in common with Africa than they do with Europe.
You look at certain head wraps, jewellery, and ways of dress among certain villagers and tribe members in SE Asia and compare it with certain African tribes and you might see some traces of influences.
For example in Thailand, there is a tribe of women with those bronze bracelets wrapped around their necks. As they get older they ad more and more of these bracelets. Eventually, without the support of these bronze neck bracelets, their necks won't be able to support their heads cuz they would be too weak without them due to years of conditioning.
I did research and found there is only one other group in the whole entire world where the women wear similar bronze necklaces
would be of a tribe all the way down in South Africa.
Whatever, let the world think Asians and Africans have nothing in common. I'm tired of arguing in a society where everything is defined by differences based on "Race" when really there is only one race= the Human Race. Beh.