ethnic stock

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Although all are Turks, the origins of some individuals come from different ethnic stock such Kurdish, Greek, Laz, etc.
The predominantly Middle West and New England migrants to Dakota Territory, many of them Protestant and of German ethnic stock, created a "Machiavellian moment on the middle border," in Lauck's elegant phrasing, building communities and churches that reflected the Founders' republican values and ideals.
The legacy of the Comanche empire has left its mark on the configuration of the North America's ethnic stock.
Recent discoveries in the field of linguistics and other methods have shown without a doubt that the Ancient Olmecs of Mexico, known as the Xi People, came originally from West Africa and were of the Mende ethnic stock.
The consequences of refusal to partake in mass conversions (or when the indigenous peoples were of an ethnic stock too different and too difficult to convert) were usually expulsion or murder of the undesirables.
Experts cite a number of factors for these percentages, including ethnic stock (Indiana, for instance, has a high percentage of people with Germanic ancestry), diet, and long winters (all the top-five states are in cold-weather regions, with Alaska usually registering the coldest average temperatures of all).