md0 wrote:If Anglo-Cypriots are white, then they are a marginalised community in Cyprus (when they return to Cyprus that is, I don't know how they are perceived in the UK), so their white privilege doesn't buy them anything.
Interesting, that sounds like Vietnamese people of American descent.
I don't know about India. Perhaps because of the more heavy-handed colonisation by the British, compared to Cyprus, race is constructed more in line with the western standards.
In India, my understanding of the situation is as follows: "Anglo-Indian" in India is a broad cover term for anyone of European descent who was born in India, even if neither of their parents are of British descent at all. Many Anglo-Indians in India see themselves as British and/or are monolingual in English even if they otherwise don't differ significantly from the surrounding population and even though there are plenty of (non-Anglo-)Indians who are also monolingual in English. This, combined with the fact that their very existence is the direct result of British colonialism, has apparently resulted in them being sometimes unfairly discriminated against. However, at least some Anglo-Indians do publicly self-identify as Indian on some level and/or have had a much easier time surviving in Indian society (for example, some of this guy
's literary works have been adapted into Hindi movies and a TV series and even made it into the school curriculum. His works are in English AFAICT, but he also speaks Hindi). Outside of India, however, they are more likely to be seen as Indian.
In this part of the world (from Balkans to Levant), it's religion and/or language.
Are you sure about that? These people
speak Romanian and don't seem to identify with a religion different from the surrounding population, but they're not considered Romanian, and Romania is also part of the Balkans.