Ethnonyms

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  • Les Gens De Couleur Libres, The Free People of Color in New Orleans

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    Shattered dreams. Broken promises. They were hung between freedom and slavery. They struggled to find a different kind of freedom and independency where justice has yet to exist and racism wasn’t just a part of life, but what life was all about. New Orleans New Orleans is a city in southern Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. Most of the city is situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on a great turn of the river, it is known

  • Mexica Culture : The Aztec Culture In Central Mexico

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    Aztec culture, also known as Mexica culture, was a Mesoamerican culture that flourished in central Mexico in the post-classic period from 1300 to 1521, during the time in which a triple alliance of the Mexica, Texcoca and Tepaneca tribes established the Aztec empire. The Aztec people were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th to the 16th centuries. The Aztec have also referred to

  • A Brief Note On Impeded Economic Development And Its Effect On The Prevalence Of Migration

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    mapping ethnicities onto modern countries in Africa has been called “ethnogenesis” (Austin 2008). The inconsistency of ethnic labels coupled with the prevalence of migration, “makes it very difficult to be confident about assigning 18th century ethnonyms to 20th century- territories” (Austin 2008:1001). Second, migration in pre-colonial Africa was

  • The Hills Have Eyes: Who Are Zomians?

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    “superstitious”ghosts.” (Johnson 2013) The local Thai label these others not as northern Thai “my informants referred to Shan as such (rather than simply “illegal alien” or “foreigner”), they did not use the word Shan, nor did they use the host of other ethnonyms in local languages, such as thai-yai (Central Thai), ngiaw (Northern Thai), or tai (Shan). Instead, they identified Shan as khon phama (Burmese nationals).” (Johson

  • The Effect of Slavery on the Identity of Cuba Essay

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    The Effect of Slavery on the Identity of Cuba The Caribbean is a diverse region with a unique history. The progress and advancement of each island complied with the European country in control of it at the time. The Caribbean was conquered and colonized soon after Columbus’ discovery in 1492. A similar aspect of the heterogeneous region has been its plantations. The plantations were an important aspect of the cultural history of the Caribbean. Mintz believed that the plantations tied the colonies

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