eupedia has R1a at:
eupedia has R1a at:
Never mind this thread. 'How Scandinavian is Kyrgyzstan thread?'
However the etymology here does not relate to the North African Moors, but the generic mauros meaning ''swarthy'' or ''dark skinned'', the aboriginal darker Pict-Iberian Briton dwarfs. Moor ultimately represents Greek mauros, ''dark skin''. Morris, existing now as a surname, is associated with the morris dance.
The Morris-dance — so distinctly a British dance that Handel regarded it as the national dance of our country, is completely indigenous, not imported from North Africa by the Moors.
Furthermore note that the modern Morris tradition is usually to ''paint the face'' a darker brown. Numerous sources note that modern Morris dancers are accustomed to darken their faces artificially to reflect the original hue of the ancient dancers.
In the ancient past, there may well have been rather more risque elements that justified this disguising even more.
But let's look at your daft proposal: Swarthy goblins live in Britain, and do the dance. Some shiny fair godmen invade, bring new languages, and breed with the locals. The mixed progeny do the dance, while dressing as like only ONE part of their ancestry looked.
Why are the locals' dances preserved, when other cultural material (even language) is lost? Why weren't new dances brought in by your Hyperborean culturebringers to replace the Morris? Why would a halfbreed insist on making himself look only like one part of his ancestry while doing the dance? How was this perpetuated generation upon generation, as the initial mixture was forgotten to oblivion?
It can only have been perpetuated because it also served some other more immediately pertinent purpose, like those I outlined at the beginning.
England is a lot more scandinavian that Scotland,I am wondering why u are not geting whole UK into your nordic countries union?
You have a lot common points,like considering yourselves some uber race and other europeans (maybe except germans) ,some untermenschen,you brought in your countries a lot of pakistani,most of you are arogant,most of your women like to drink etc.
There is about 20% I1A+I2B in England that is for sure germanic+scandinavian,5% R1A1,most of that for sure is scandinavian,a lot of R1b-s21 also called U106 which is germanic/scandinavian (think it is more than 10% of that in England might be even 15%).
Off Topic, but there's the Papa Stour Dance, which reminds me of this Morris dancing malarky. An ancestral Shetland thing was looking up. Have a photo of great grans brother doing this.
Thought I would post this video. Similar?
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