One of my best friends is from Sicily but he has white skin, blond hair and blue eyes, is it weird?
He looks like a german boy, but he is sicilian!
- Land-sharkLv 712 months agoFavorite Answer
Look up the Norman (Viking) conquest of Southern Italy.
- Weasel McWeaselLv 712 months ago
During WW2......Germans were all over Italy.....and fought on the same side.
- heart o' goldLv 712 months ago
German occupation of Italy during WWI.
- LauraLv 712 months ago
No, its not weird.
Its weird that you think that a person can't have ancestors that immigrated to a different place.
It is very rare for a person to look like where they live.
I live in North America, yet I am not Native American. My ancestors are from Europe.
My friend is an Alaskan native, but he was born and raised in Texas and sounds like a cowboy, yet he looks like an Inuit because he is one.
My sister has a friend who was born in India, yet she is has pale skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes. So do her parents, and siblings. They moved to India before she was born, and she lives there now.
Just because a person looks different than where they came from doesn't mean that they don't really come from that place.
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- 12 months ago
Like you, he doesn't get out much. Sicilians have swarthy skin because they live in a mostly hot climate and spend much of the day outdoors. Sicily has been occupied by just about every group from the Mediterranean and beyond and they have a complicated genetic mix, so anything is possible. When the Ottomans invaded Albania in the 15th century, around half the population emigrated to Sicily where they lived under Papal protection. Your friend may be descended from them.
- kelvinLv 712 months ago
no it isn't weird