the Italian people are white european , genetically, the Italians are amongst the most diverse people in europe , italians have a wide range of genetic makeup, among the most diverse in europe, even though there is a unifying Latin substrate and Romanisation throughout the Italian peninsula , this is due to immigration and conquests of people from many other territories and regions throughout europe and the mediterranean basin ,
in addition to the romanisation of the indigenous italic peoples, other groups have left strong traces. people from central Italy have a stratum of etruscan, as the etruscans, despite difficulty in tracing their true origins, were mainly based in Etruria (modern Tuscany and parts of modern Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and Lazio). Southern Italians and Sicilians also have diverse origins, with the latin and strong Greek stratums absorbing the original indigenous peoples, and subsequent settlements of lombards, byzantines, saracens, normans, spaniards, french, and other peoples contributing .
sardinia has unique genetic composition, although sardinians do not constitute a homogeneous population. compared to other european and Mediterranean populations, sardinians are distinguished by genetic characteristics , about 42% of the sardinians belong to Y-chromosome haplogroup I, which is otherwise frequently encountered only in scandinavia, northern germany and the dalmatia-bosnia-montenegro-serbia area. the subclade I-M26 of the haplogroup I is almost unique to the island, with small numbers of it being found among the population of basque country, castile, the department of béarn and brittany in france, england, sweden and corsica.
so italians are white caucasian whom could be white or white-tanned with black/red/blonde/brown hair and black/brown/grey/green/blue eyes.
io sono italiano
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