language, people, language

Jim Jaszewski ab975 at main.freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Tue Jul 18 08:35:34 MDT 1995


On Tue, 18 Jul 1995, aniello margiotta wrote:

> >	Maybe you'd prefer 'sinoid'??
>
> >
> >
> I remember you that the term "asiatic" is eurocetric because originally it
> was named Asia by  greeks and romans only a little part of ancient Turkey,
> like Africa was the name of actual Tunis (Ifriquia) when really Europe is an
> appendice of Asiatic continent and there is no reasonable cause, out of a
> political one, for considering it an autonomous continent.
> European doesn't exist and asiatic does't mean anything of specific.
> Nello

 That's right!  Nello and all the english subscribers are asians too!!   |>


	P.S.:  The reason I didn't use the perhaps less objectionable
'mongolian' (cum 'caucasian') is that mongolian is an actual nationality
-- in asia... :>



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