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Americans are ... Who?

Do you have family in the USA? Relatives whose ancestors emigrated to America? At the end of the 19th or at the beginning of the 20th century? After 1956? Do you know anything about them? Do you keep in touch? Did your families lose contact in the past? Where are your relatives? Can they still speak your mother tongue?

Well, nearly everyone in the US has forefathers and foremothers who were once immigrants from another country.

What was the nationality of the people that the majority of U.S. citizens descend from? Have a quick look at the map:

Predominant Ancestry Maptitude

Each square represents a 100x100 square-mile area. Surprising, isn’t it? If you read the comments under the article featuring this infographic by Maptitude (just to do a bit f reading), you can see how sensitive the topic of national origins is. 

Fancy a tiny bit of vocabulary practice?

Read the text above again and focus on the words in bold. Then do this quick quiz. Click on the right options, choose ‘submit’, then ‘view your score’.