No Enclave — Moroccan Los Angeles

INTRODUCTION Morocco is playing France today in the World Cup semi-finals. It's a huge game for several reasons because Morocco are -- and have been -- massive underdogs. But that didn't stop them from knocking out Iberian neighbors Spain and Morocco. And now, as they did in the 8th century, the move on to France. … Continue reading No Enclave — Moroccan Los Angeles

No Enclave — Tongva Los Angeles

INTRODUCTION The Tongva are a people indigenous to the American Southwest. When the European conquest of that region began, they were the dominant people in what came to be known as the Los Angeles Basin. At that time, their realm spanned more than 3,000 square kilometers of land and sea. For over 1,000 years, had … Continue reading No Enclave — Tongva Los Angeles

No Enclave — Peruvian Los Angeles

Peru (Spanish: Perú; Quechua and Aymara: Piruw) is a country in South America. It is considered a "megadiverse' country, the habitats of which include the arid planes of the Pacific coast, the alpine peaks of the Andes, and the tropical Amazon basin. It is also home to a highly diverse human population of about 34 … Continue reading No Enclave — Peruvian Los Angeles

No Enclave — Kazakh Los Angeles

This week's post is about Kazakh Los Angeles. Since it is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the primary focus is on ethnically Kazakh Angelenos. However, as Kazakhstan is a multi-ethnic society, a few "white" Angelenos with roots in Kazakstan are included too. INTRODUCTION I first became aware of Kazakhstan (Қазақстан) as a child when I … Continue reading No Enclave — Kazakh Los Angeles

No Enclave — Guamanian Los Angeles

INTRODUCTION May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and in honor of that observance, this week's post is about Guamanians in Los Angeles. BRIEF HISTORY OF GUAM Pendersleigh & Sons' map highlighting the location of Guam within the American Empire Guam (CHamoru: Guåhan) is an island in the Micronesia sub-region of the western Pacific Ocean. … Continue reading No Enclave — Guamanian Los Angeles

No Enclave — Iranian Los Angeles

INTRODUCTION Nowruz took place last week on a blustery Sunday. Nowruz is the New Year of Zoroastrians and in Iran as well as much of Central and West Asia. It's often, in fact, referred to as Persian New Year. A bit ago, someone bemoaned that I hadn't written a No Enclave about Iranians or Persians. … Continue reading No Enclave — Iranian Los Angeles

No Enclave — Language Schools of Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a multilingual metropolis. There are roughly 19 million people in Metro Los Angeles and, according to the late, renowned linguist, Vyacheslav Ivanov, there are at least 224 languages spoken in Los Angeles County. Ivanov also estimated that there are roughly 180 local publications written in languages other than English. Although a less … Continue reading No Enclave — Language Schools of Los Angeles

No Enclave — Ukrainian Los Angeles

UKRAINE Ukraine (Україна) is the second-largest country in Europe, after Russia. It has a population of 41.2 million, making it the eighth-most populous country in Europe. The nation's capital and its most populous municipality is the ancient city of Kyiv. What's now Ukraine has been inhabited by Homo sapiens since at least 32,000 BCE. The … Continue reading No Enclave — Ukrainian Los Angeles

No Enclave — Puerto Rican Los Angeles

Many -- perhaps most -- Angelenos know that Los Angeles is home to the largest populations of Mexicans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans outside of their of their respective homelands. I know that I wasn't surprised to learn that the next largest Latino community in Los Angeles is of Honduran Americans. I was surprised, though, to learn … Continue reading No Enclave — Puerto Rican Los Angeles

No Enclave — Chumash Los Angeles

INTRODUCTION Before the Spanish invasion of the region, what’s now California enjoyed the highest human population density north of what is today Mexico. Today, Los Angeles is home to more people of Native ancestry than any other metropolitan area in the US, a population which includes peoples indigenous to Southern California as well as people … Continue reading No Enclave — Chumash Los Angeles