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Is tan skin common among polish people?


oliwiacz  
27 Apr 2007 /  #31
Im 100% polish and when i went to poland for the summer they thought i was spanish or something like that , my mother is kinda white and my father is very dark. Theres white polish people and tan. I use to go to tanning bedswhich made me look black with green eyes,i stoped after i got a skin problem .
europe awake  
27 Apr 2007 /  #32
Im 100% polish .. You probably have a gyspy lineage.
zbigniew 1 | 10  
28 Apr 2007 /  #33
If Poles work in the sun their tanned with strong backs.

If the work inside buildings their white with weak backs.
europe awake  
28 Apr 2007 /  #34
I'm only joking...I don't know anything about your family lineage...how silly of me
miranda  
28 Apr 2007 /  #35
I don't know anything

well this is probably closer to the truth
Goonie 8 | 242  
28 Apr 2007 /  #36
i tan nicely :)
uk_ 8 | 85  
28 Apr 2007 /  #37
Tan skin? what's so special in that
LOL !
europe awake  
29 Apr 2007 /  #38
"well this is probably closer to the truth"

Yeah we have a immature MOD who seems to like editing my posts. But enlighten me as to why he has tanned skin.

the only posts that are modded are ones that dont follow forum rules.

"the only posts that are modded are ones that dont follow forum rules."

Yes well I posted it is a possibility that he has Gypsy or even Tatar in his family. Tanned skin is not in polish genes. He asked a question and I replied. Based on the minorities in poland such as Gyspys or Tatars which are tanned and dark, I see no reason why this is not a possibility. Given his family had not left poland way back. Are we bias towards gyspys are Tatars? Does it offend MODs that a polish person could have either of these backrounds in them? If not I see no reason why my post was edited.

Teraz polska! ;)
Does it offend? not at all. only posts that do not follow forum rules are modded. If you cared to read them
Casimir 2 | 45  
29 Apr 2007 /  #39
I think a while ago there was a large number of indian people who lived in poland and merged with the general population so that's why some "polish" people are tan-skinned.

You're mom isn't really polish if she's only like 1% polish, so you can't really tell.

europe awake, could you please create an account? It would be beneficial to the forums.

Im 100% polish .. You probably have a gyspy lineage.

lol. Way to be direct. Consult post #40.
witek 1 | 587  
29 Apr 2007 /  #40
I think a while ago there was a large number of indian people who lived in poland and merged with the general population so that's why some "polish" people are tan-skinned.

what? indian people lived in Poland?

you are wrong Kazek.

before the Poles ( slavs) there were Celts and Germanic peoples in Poland but no Indians.
Casimir 2 | 45  
29 Apr 2007 /  #41
most polish are too white to be tan

Wow. I worked outside a couple of days ago laying mulch down from 9 in the morning till 9 at night and I got a nice farmer's tan. I look like a dang redneck now.

Witek, there were always slavs there. Tatars and Indian people settled there along with some muslim people. That's why you have some tan skinned polaks. I am generally white as the driven snow, but I have a friend and she's tan (like constantly) and she says she's 100% polish. She's slready taken though. :(
witek 1 | 587  
29 Apr 2007 /  #42
Witek, there were always slavs there

Kazek,

Slavs emerged from obscurity when the westward movement of Germans and Celts in the 5th and 6th centuries AD started the great migration of the Slavs, who settled the lands abandoned by Germanic tribes fleeing the Huns and their allies: westward into the country between the Oder and the Elbe-Saale line; southward into Bohemia, Moravia, much of present day Austria, the Pannonian plain and the Balkans; and northward along the upper Dnieper river.
witek 1 | 587  
29 Apr 2007 /  #43
migration of slavs



Lolita_luna  
30 Sep 2007 /  #44
My entire family is from Poland and we are all pale but because we now live in Australia my skin easily burns but never tans. My dad spends many hours in the sun so he has developed a tan on his arms and legs. All of my cousins are polish too and they are pale aswell.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
1 Oct 2007 /  #45
i would say that strangely orange skin is more common than tanned skin
Polson 5 | 1,770  
1 Oct 2007 /  #46
I think it depends on people, i don't think there is a typical Polish skin color...look at Swedish girls : some have tanned skin while others are quite pale...depends on people ;)
tanner  
13 Oct 2007 /  #47
When compared to typical British and Irish complexion, yes, Polish skin is swarthy and gets a nice, even tan easily, from pale golden to brown olive. But then, we're not as dark as Southern Slavs can be.
PolishPon - | 7  
10 Mar 2009 /  #48
Thread attached on merging:
Skin color

ok i was wonder if anyone else is Polish and have dark skin?

My grandfather is 100 percent Polish and he look like he has a year round good tan, same with my father and i..... ppl ask me why i am so dark i thought all Polish ppl were like that growing up so i said icause im Polish. then i realize in middle school that polish ppl are more pale then dark. so i was wondering are more Polish ppl pale or darker skinned?

i ask because im mistake for a freaken mexican all the time and it anoyys me
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
10 Mar 2009 /  #49
I'm dark... wonder If Yanks or others would give me minority benefits...
HatefulBunch397 - | 658  
11 Mar 2009 /  #50
My grandmother's polish (born in US) and she has medium skin tone, not too dark but not extremely pale...My great grandmother was very pale, and she's from Poland.
Snowman1984 - | 10  
12 Mar 2009 /  #51
Im only half polish living in canada, and i tan like a gypsy in the summer

if it wasnt for my pretty blue eyes, i might be able to pass myself as a pakastani in the summer
HatefulBunch397 - | 658  
12 Mar 2009 /  #52
I never had trouble getting a tan either, unlike my mom who has a lot of Irish ancestry and has never been able to get a tan. I wear plenty of sunscreen tho, gotta watch out for those ultra violet rays.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
12 Mar 2009 /  #53
Where in Poland you come from also matters. People in the southern part usually have darker skin color than people from north.
PolishPon - | 7  
12 Mar 2009 /  #54
intresting

Where in Poland you come from also matters. People in the southern part usually have darker skin color than people from north.

That is intresting
Snowman1984 - | 10  
13 Mar 2009 /  #55
so that means since poland has dark skinned white people, liberals will blow it out of proportions and poland will be ripe for the multicultrured world? jk
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
13 Mar 2009 /  #56
Hello JK,
And welcome to the Polish Forums.

There are many people on this forum from the Americas, who talk about Liberal's madness, it seems many people think this is the way it is around the world.

Perhaps you could tell me what you mean by liberals and why is everyone complaining about them? Is it the PC thing, if so give me some examples, please.

I am Irish and I live in Poland.
Snowman1984 - | 10  
13 Mar 2009 /  #57
ill let someone else speak for me, i dont think i can quite describe what i meant in proper terms, if not ill explain myself

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