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Miscegenation - Genetic Studies of Racial Admixture - Admixture in The Philippines
... the Tagalog language are Sanskrit terms and about 5% of the country's population possess Indian ancestry from antiquity ... estimated that among Filipinos, 10%–20% have some Chinese ancestry and 1.5% are "full-blooded" Chinese ... Otley Beyer, the ancestry of Filipinos is 2% Arab ...
Race And Ethnicity In The United States Census - Brief Overview of Race and Ethnicity in The U.S. Census' History - Census 1930
... A person with both white and black ancestry (termed "blood") was to be recorded as "Negro," no matter the fraction of that lineage (the "one-drop rule") ... A person of mixed Black and American Indian ancestry was also to be recorded as "Neg" (for "Negro") unless he was considered to be "predominantly" American Indian ... A person with both White and American Indian ancestry was to be recorded as an Indian, unless his American Indian ancestry was small, and he was accepted as White within the community ...
Forensic Anthropology - Application
... purposes in forensic anthropology, osteological analysis of age, stature, ancestry, and sex of the skeletal remains are first determined ... on the pelvis and the cranium can provide clues as to ancestry and gender ... cranial features are fundamental to the identification of ancestry and gender for the skeletal remains ...

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    I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    The Democratic Party is like a mule. It has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity.
    Ignatius Donnelly (1831–1901)

    The Democratic Party is like a mule. It has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity.
    Ignatius Donnelly (1831–1901)