Save an extinct ethnic group

Save an extinct ethnic group

  • Taino

    Votes: 32 10.0%
  • Lucayans

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • Picts

    Votes: 24 7.5%
  • Neutral Nation

    Votes: 2 0.6%
  • Beothuk

    Votes: 5 1.6%
  • Volga Bulgarians

    Votes: 10 3.1%
  • Jaegaseung

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • Capayán

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • Volga Finns

    Votes: 10 3.1%
  • Phoenician/Punic People

    Votes: 48 15.0%
  • Emishi

    Votes: 12 3.7%
  • Guanahatabey

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • Sadlermiut

    Votes: 2 0.6%
  • Crimean Goths

    Votes: 96 29.9%
  • Scythians

    Votes: 30 9.3%
  • Khazars

    Votes: 24 7.5%
  • Guanche

    Votes: 6 1.9%
  • Other (Write it down)

    Votes: 16 5.0%

  • Total voters
    321
About the Neanderthals, or with the current usage, Neandertals. I suspect that Haldane's Rule is not likely to be applicable given the short time, less than a million years since the split and the probable genetic leakage between groups. Whether they are considered the same species or not depends on whether you are a lumper or a splitter
 
Its funny when you said the Neutral Nation, I assumed you meant the people of Moresnet not a First Nations tribe.
Actually there had been attempts by Esperanto enthusiasts to transform Neutral Moresnet into a Esparento speaking state. This would have lead to the formation of an ethnolinguistic group in such a Micro statelet for sure.
 
It would be intresting to see a non-Romance speaking Italic people survive too.
There was a decent Greek-speaking minority in the south of Italy right into the Middle Ages. There's still pockets of established Greek-speakers in Italy to this day.


EDIT - on further reflection, it would probably require a significant change in regards to Rome. The latinisation of Italy is (IMO) nigh exclusively down to the massive power Rome had over the peninsula.

Either Rome has to be much weaker, possibly forming a confederation over Italy instead of a hegemony, or some other city state would need to become dominant.
 
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the Taino? the byzantines never lost control of Africa, making islam away from Syria and Egypt, as a consequence north africa stays christian and the visigothic kingdom survives... but it balkanizes like the East Francia (Germany) and Italy, with small kingdoms not power enough to colonize overseas. As the time passes, they develop their own societies with some contacts with europeans but enough to not make them completely extinct.
 
The Cumans would be interesting. The last Cuman speaker died in the 1770es, the rest of the Cumans had already been assimilated among Magyar Hungarians. Still officially the Cuman priviliges had been maintained by Hungarian law until 1876. The Turkic Cumans had been once a feared imperial power, had been associated with the Mongols and than travelled more and more west. until reaching Europe where they eventually had been 'Europeanized'.
The Pontic Tatars are the direct descendants of the Cumans.
 
The Pontic Tatars are the direct descendants of the Cumans.
IIRC the medieval Cumans split into a few different ethnic groups post-Mongol era but the majority of other Cumans/Kipchaks identified as Tatar while the ones in Hungary still called themselves Cumans (and in addition were Christian).
 
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