What ethnicities/ nationalities have you been mistaken for in Real Life?

not online?

For me it's:
- Lebanese (the most)
- Persian
- Brazillian
- Jewish, a few times
- Spanish
- Portuguese
-Egyptian
-Turkish
- Half Indian half white (o. O)

Updates:
Oh and what is your true ethnicity?
I'm Arab.

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  • I think the most consistent one was Dominican for me but I'm pretty sure it's just because of my hair lol

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  • Mistaken for: (in order of frequency)
    - Middle Eastern: Arab, Lebanese, Persian.
    - Latino: Brazilian, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Other.
    - North African: Egyptian, Moroccan, Tunisian, Algerian.
    - Mixed (Usually half white and half dark race): e. g Mulatto (Half white, half African)
    - South Asian: Sri Lankan, Pakistani
    - Mediteranean European: Italian (esp Sicilian), Spanish, Portuguese
    - Pacific Islander: Fijian;
    - White Aboriginal Australian.

    Actual ethnicity: Indian (South)

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    • By the way, if you're Tunisian, you're likely to be a Berber who's been Arabised.

  • Filipino usually because i have brown skin and im quite a big lump of a lad, but Im actually Chinese/Vietnamese.

    Then they hear my accent are like... uhhhhhh? does not compute, sounds whiter than white people.

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  • Everybody mistakes me for Spanish :P

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  • I look European as fuck so people don't know.

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  • Polish, Russian. 😬
    I'm Romanian.

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  • I only can remember one guy that I wa sTurkish

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  • I get called West Indian a lot, so like
    Jamaican
    Haitian
    Trinidadian
    Dominican

    But I'm none of them, I just Moreno papi.

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  • Nothing to be honest with you.

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  • When I go on holiday, my first name Hans makes people thing I'm from a German speaking country :o

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  • i am so white that this is impossible, but people have asked me if i was muslim because i have a beard.

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  • Polish is the only one.

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  • While I'm polish, but if you ask most people they think all white people are the same like we have no ethnicities or nationalities were all just a massive conglomerate.

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  • I am a Mexican American. I have been mistaken for Greek and Iranian, strangely enough.

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  • Dutch

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  • Oompaloompa

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  • mostly never English I'll say that haha

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  • -Lebanese
    -Saudi Arabian
    -Italian
    -Palestinian
    -Eastern Roman/Turkish

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  • never, and my tue ethnicity is Pakistani

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  • There's this Brazilian dude in my class that looks like prince of Persia. We call him Habib.

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  • Arab and Mexican

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  • Greek
    Some guy said I look like a dark Italian. I was like wtf?
    Indian

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  • Arab, Asian and Jewish!

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  • German and Polish. I'm British.

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  • Arab, Philippine, Italian, i think i can pass for any brown skin person in any country. lol

    I'm Hispanic (Texan mestizo)

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  • I have been mistaken for Greek and for South American. I am Italian born in the US

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  • None I look Mexican af

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  • They have mistaken me that i was a Greek but im a Kurd actually

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  • Arab.
    I am Somali.

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  • African (Black)
    i'm White though

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  • I have been mistaken for an Indonesian and a Vietnamese. Can't blame them because Filipinos do look like people from these neighboring countries.

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    • Oh I also can't tell the difference between Filipinos, Thai and vietnamese

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    • People mistake me for either being full blooded filippino, or being half. But my actual race is 3/4 Mexican and 1/4 Japanese

    • It's confusing me, too, to be honest.

      -Some Southeast Asians have slanted eyes (mostly the ones who have East Asian blood). I know most of us don't have slanted ones.
      -We naturally have brown skin (unless you have Caucasian genes)
      -We're short. 5'10" is a rare height for us.

      That's mostly true for Southeast Asians.

  • No one has ever called me anything but "white." Lol. I'm basic.

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  • I'm ALWAYS getting Spanish, Italian, Brazilian or Lebanese.
    yeah i thought u were Lebanese when i first saw u.

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  • yea you do look lebanese ^^
    me it s mainly mixed metisse
    spanish- latina-italian-greek-indian (when I straighten my hair)- jewish- arab in general

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  • One guy thought that i was Italian. I was also mistaken for Spanish. I guess Georgian people look like those ones.

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    • yea georgian peple are beautiful and you re pretty mixed

    • @archiz nice to hear that.
      Yep we are mixed, i am fully Georgian but here are many people who are mix of other ethnicities.

  • Latina (Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Brazilian and Mexican) a lot, but we're practically 2nd cousin's lol. They just start speaking Spanish to me, even when I say I don't know it they continue like I'm lying-_-. Italian (Weird much lol) Native and Filipina have been mentioned sometime's.

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  • Went to a Puerto Rican day parade with my cousin, who is half PR. There were a few people that came up to us speaking Spanish and my cousin had to translate. The one guy thought I was Dominican. I also got asked if I was mixed with Asian a few times before too.

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  • -Puerto Rican
    -Fillipino
    -Native American (or what most call Indian)
    -White

    And black/mixed with what I just listed

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  • Somehow Japanese. But I don't even look Japanese or anywhere close to it.

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  • Most common ones are:
    Dutch
    Swedish (or just scandinavian in general?)
    American
    Canadian
    British
    Russian
    and my personal favourite: Japanese 😂

    I'm actually mixed Irish/German/French

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  • - Chinese
    - Korean
    - half Korean half white
    - 100% Romanian

    And I'm just a wild mix of Eastern European nations, predominantly Hungarian and Romanian. :")

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  • I've been mistaken for Mexican/Latina on here and someone else once asked me here if I was mixed with Filipino.

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  • I apparently look Latina and Italian.

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  • Judaism is not a nationality. it's a religion.

    I'm always either mistaken for Italian or Spanish.

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    • Tgat's what I thought but my jewish friend told me it's a religion and an ethnicity, I don't know

    • your jewish friend needs some education on Judaism.

  • None :'(

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    • You could pass for French ^^

    • The only accent I come close to sounding like sometimes is either British or Scottish. :D Though I can't do it as well when I think about it.

  • i get confused with middle eastern A LOT I don't know why. also someone insisted i was italian but he wouldn't listen to me when i told him i wasn't

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  • Swedish. When I tell people I am Irish and Cajun, they always say I look Swedish.. I don't know if that is good or bad. Where I live people stare at me like I'm some foreigner or a unicorn It's unreal! So I think I will start speaking another language just to amp up the fun XD

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  • I'm Chinese so I've gotten pretty much every Asian group known to man

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  • 99 per cent of people think I am a Chinese or Japanese. And I don't feel bad for being mistaken because sometimes even I can't distinguish Chinese/Korean/Japanese. :p

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  • I was mistaken for moldavian, estonian, Spanish, indian (which is just the same phenotype of the east Europe one ;-) ) and American. Italy it's the true.

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  • Half indian half white
    Arabic
    Guyanese
    Puerto Rican
    Italian
    Egyptian
    Spanish

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  • Jewish is not a nationality

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  • Brazilian
    Spanish
    Puerto rican
    Mexican

    Im not even close to any if them lol

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  • Spanish a couple of times, otherwise I don't know...

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  • I've been mistaken for Jewish, Chinese, and Italian.

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  • Japanese (im brazilian)

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  • I've been mistaken for everything lol. Literally everybody thinks I'm from their country or half. I'm mixed. People have thought I'm Jamaican, Eritrean, Somalian, Indian, Bangladeshi, Ethiopian, Moroccan, Tunisian, and a whole lot more. Somehow people just see their own people in me. Same happens to my mum though. I'm just plain half black half white.

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