There are about 10,000 Lithuanians in Southern California many of whom maintain their traditions through publications, a language school and cultural and social events held by an organization called the Lithuanian-American Community.
Are Lithuanians dark?
Ethnic lithuanians tend to be more dark than blond. There are some blonds, but most have light brown to dark brown hair.
What do typical Lithuanians look like?
They have fair skin, more than 80% have light-colored eyes and many have light-colored hair (a stereotypical Lithuanian is thus blue-eyed blonde, even though such people are a minority). Lithuanians are among the tallest peoples of the world (this maybe explains their affinity for basketball).
Where do most Lithuanians live?
According to the data of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Migration Department, approximately 463 thousand Lithuanians are living abroad. The majority reside in the United Kingdom (44 percent), Norway (10 percent), Germany (12 percent) and Ireland (8 percent.)
Who is the most famous Lithuanian?
- Violeta Urmana. Opera singer.
- Jurgis Mačiūnas. Artist.
- Birutė Galdikas. Anthropologist, environmentalist.
- Arūnas Matelis. Film director.
- Rūta Šepetys. Writer.
- Žydrūnas Savickas. Strongman.
- David Geringas. Cellist and Conductor.
- Ilja Laurs. Businessman.
Where do Lithuanians immigrate to?
Where do Lithuanians go? For several years the main destination for Lithuanian migrants has been the United Kingdom (on average 38 percent of people who decide to leave choose this country). Other destinations include Norway, Ireland, Germany, etc. Immigrants.
Why are there so many Lithuanians in Chicago?
Lithuanian immigrants came to Chicago in three waves. At the turn of the 20th century thousands of Litvaks (Lithuanian Jews) fled the pogroms under Russian rule, while mostly blue-collar workers came for jobs in the stockyards.