Ch 5: Ethnic Groups in Europe

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The Ethnic Groups in Europe chapter of this Overview of Ethnic Groups in the World course is the simplest way to master information about ethnic groups in Europe. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of ethnic groups in Europe.

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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an ethnic groups in Europe unit of a standard college anthropology course. Topics covered include:

  • Ethnic groups in Italy, Germany, and Sweden
  • The culture and history of Romani people
  • Ethnic groups in the Netherlands, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Poland
  • Portugal, Norway, Ukraine, and England ethnic groups
  • Ethnic groups in Switzerland, Austria, Finland, and Kazakhstan
  • Denmark, Belgium, Czech and Yugoslavia ethnic groups
  • Ethnic groups in Georgia, Romania and Hungary

40 Lessons in Chapter 5: Ethnic Groups in Europe
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Ethnic Groups in Italy

1. Ethnic Groups in Italy

Italy has been home to a wide range of people, but is ethnically pretty homogenous. In this lesson we are going to talk about what ethnicity means to the Italian people, and see how this reflects some of their history.

Ethnic Groups in Germany

2. Ethnic Groups in Germany

The term German can mean both an ethnicity and a nationality, so what's the difference? In this lesson we'll talk about what it means to be German, and see how this has impacted their history.

Sweden Ethnic Groups

3. Sweden Ethnic Groups

Sweden, a country in Scandinavia in northern Europe, is made of mostly ethnic Swedes, Finns, Danes and Sami people. Sweden, until recently has encouraged large waves of immigration that have dramatically changed its ethnic composition.

Romani People: Culture & History

4. Romani People: Culture & History

The Romani are a distinct ethnic group that have been a constant feature of European history, and simultaneously largely ignored. In this lesson, we'll talk about Romani history and culture and see what this group is up to today.

Ethnic Groups in the Netherlands

5. Ethnic Groups in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has a reputation for being a very friendly place, and it is, but ethnicity is a tricky subject no matter where you are. In this lesson we'll talk about ethnicity in the Netherlands, and see how the changing world is affecting Dutch society.

Ireland Ethnic Groups

6. Ireland Ethnic Groups

The island of Ireland has an interesting past that is equal parts isolation and invasion. This history has left an impact on Irish ethnicity, which we'll explore in this lesson.

Ethnic Groups in the United Kingdom

7. Ethnic Groups in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, despite being mostly made up of white British or Irish citizens, has an impressive amount of ethnic diversity. In this lesson, we look at the ethnic groups of the UK.

Poland Ethnic Groups

8. Poland Ethnic Groups

Poland is not inhabited only by Poles. Like many other nations, Poland has inhabitants who do not belong to the majority of the population. This lesson examines the culture and history of three of these ethnic groups.

Iceland Ethnic Groups

9. Iceland Ethnic Groups

There's not a lot that most people know about the small European nation of Iceland. In this lesson, we're going to talk specifically about ethnicity in Iceland, and see what this means for the nation today.

Portugal Ethnic Groups

10. Portugal Ethnic Groups

Who all lives in Portugal? In this lesson, we will explore the distribution of ethnic groups in Portugal, and discuss historic reasons for these demographic statistics.

Norway Ethnic Groups

11. Norway Ethnic Groups

Norway consists mainly of ethnic Norwegians and a small group of people people related to Finns and Hungarians. Nearly a fifth of Norway is composed of migrants. Learn more about Norway's ethnic diversity in this lesson.

Ukraine Ethnic Groups

12. Ukraine Ethnic Groups

Despite the fact that ethnicity has long been a hotly debated issue in the country, more recent events have reinforced the fact that Ukraine's ethnic groups still greatly matter.

England Ethnic Groups

13. England Ethnic Groups

England is a major nation in the global economy and society, but who are the English people? In this lesson, we'll talk about ethnicity on the island and see what it means to English society.

Switzerland Ethnic Groups

14. Switzerland Ethnic Groups

Switzerland is a major European nation, but there's actually a lot that most people don't know about it. In this lesson, we'll talk about ethnicity in Switzerland, and see how this reflects the nation's history.

Austria Ethnic Groups

15. Austria Ethnic Groups

The nation of Austria has a long and complex history, and this has had some dramatic implications on its ideas about ethnicity. In this lesson we will look at ethnicity in Austria and see what it means to the nation today.

Finland Ethnic Groups

16. Finland Ethnic Groups

No one knows how long the Finns have resided within Finland; many believe it has been for over two thousand years. But the Finns are not the only peoples to call Finland home. This lesson examines some of the other groups that also live there.

Kazakhstan Ethnic Groups

17. Kazakhstan Ethnic Groups

Kazakhstan is a nation in Central Asia with unique ideas about ethnic identity. In this lesson, we'll look at the ethnic groups of Kazakhstan and see what this means in the nation today.

Denmark Ethnic Groups

18. Denmark Ethnic Groups

Denmark is not a place people traditionally look to find diversity, but that doesn't mean it isn't there. In this lesson, we'll talk about the changing ethnic composition of Denmark and see what this means for the nation today.

Belgium Ethnic Groups

19. Belgium Ethnic Groups

The nation of Belgium has an interesting history, which has had some interesting impacts on its ethnic diversity. In this lesson we'll look at ethnicity in Belgium, and see what it means to the nation today.

Historic Yugoslavian Ethnic Groups

20. Historic Yugoslavian Ethnic Groups

Have you ever heard of Yugoslavia? Congratulations if you have! As it's no longer an actual country. Yugoslavia had a lot of different ethnic groups at one point in time. Find out what they were.

Czech Republic Ethnic Groups

21. Czech Republic Ethnic Groups

The Czech Republic is not the oldest nation in the world, but it's population has remained pretty ethnically consistent for centuries. In this lesson, we are going to see what ethnicity means in the Czech Republic today.

Ethnic Groups in the Country of Georgia

22. Ethnic Groups in the Country of Georgia

The country of Georgia has a complex history. In this lesson, we'll be focusing on how that has impacted the ethnic composition of the nation, and see what that means for Georgia today.

Ethnic Groups in Romania

23. Ethnic Groups in Romania

The nation of Romania is home to many people, but who are they? In this lesson, we'll talk about the major ethnic groups in Romania and see what ethnicity means to the nation today.

Hungary Ethnic Groups

24. Hungary Ethnic Groups

Hungary is a major nation of Eastern Europe. In this lesson, we'll look at the various ethnic groups of Hungary, and see what this means to the nation today.

French Pop Culture

25. French Pop Culture

This lesson explores French popular culture through its media, entertainment, and public celebrations. We will learn about the aspects of French culture that make it unique, such as science fiction, caricature, political satire, cinema, and Carnival.

French Food Culture

26. French Food Culture

French food culture means different things to different people, but it really is one of France's greatest cultural contributions to the world. Even though there are rules about eating and drinking, French food is meant to be enjoyed and shared with others.

French Culture: Facts, Customs & Traditions

27. French Culture: Facts, Customs & Traditions

French culture has given the world high fashion and amazing food, among other things. In this lesson, we'll look at some facts, customs, and traditions of French culture.

French Culture: Politics & Society

28. French Culture: Politics & Society

France loves politics and politics loves France. Things happen in the French political system that would seem shocking to some Americans. Read about French politics and its influence on French society that was born out of a revolution.

Traditional Games in Scotland

29. Traditional Games in Scotland

This lesson takes us on a tour of Scotland's famous Highland Games, featuring four out of the 60 events. Usually played at heritage festivals, these games join with kilts and bagpipes as a symbol of the Scottish people and Scottish pride.

Scottish Highland Games: Events & History

30. Scottish Highland Games: Events & History

Anyone with Scottish roots feels a sense of pride when attending Highland Games. These events celebrate Scottish history and strength, bringing together families from miles around.

Traditional Games in Romania

31. Traditional Games in Romania

In this lesson, we'll travel to Romania and find out more about the rich game traditions of the people. Beyond the popular fiction of this country, we find games similar to American baseball and interesting variations of tag.

Traditional Games in the Netherlands

32. Traditional Games in the Netherlands

Traditional games in the Netherlands take many forms. Whether it's a more traditional board game or speed skating, the Dutch have several ways to enjoy a friendly (or not) competition.

Traditional Games in Belgium

33. Traditional Games in Belgium

Belgians enjoy many of the same modern day sports that are loved around the world. However, some people still enjoy playing the country's more traditional games. In this lesson, you'll learn about the rules and objectives of several traditional Belgian games.

Traditional Food & Music in Slovakia

34. Traditional Food & Music in Slovakia

In this lesson, you'll learn a little bit about the traditional music and food you can find in Slovakia. First, we'll look at some of the folk music, and an important instrument in Slovak music. Then, we'll look at traditional food, and some special holiday meals you can find in Slovakia today.

Traditional Games in Poland

35. Traditional Games in Poland

The Polish people celebrate their cultural traditions, especially their games. Many of these pastimes date back to the Middle Ages. In this lesson, we'll look at two of these ancient games and a more contemporary one from the 20th century.

Traditional Games in Norway

36. Traditional Games in Norway

The impact of the Viking culture can be found throughout Norway, even in the games they play. In this lesson, you will learn about the traditional games that entertain Norwegians, including some that can be traced back to the Vikings.

Traditional Games in Ukraine

37. Traditional Games in Ukraine

Traditional games have existed in Ukraine for centuries and have survived until modern times. Learn about the activities, festivals, and games unique to this country and people.

Traditional Games in Austria

38. Traditional Games in Austria

No matter where you are from, most everyone has played freeze tag, dodgeball, or keep-away as a child. However, they are not always played the same way. In this lesson, you will learn how the Austrians play each of these games, as well as a few others.

Traditional Games in Finland

39. Traditional Games in Finland

Can you imagine a game of baseball where the ball is thrown straight up in the air instead of straight to the batter? In the Finnish version of baseball, that is exactly what they do. In this lesson, you will learn more about this and other traditional games of Finland.

Traditional Games in Germany

40. Traditional Games in Germany

In this lesson, you will learn about traditional games in Germany. First, we will look at some popular card and board games that have been popular for a couple hundred years. Then we will look at some more athletic games and some children's games that are still beloved today.

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