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Was Georgos Grivas originally Greek Cypriot?

Postby ChristosA » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:57 pm

Hi all, I’m of Greek (1/8ths) and Greek Cypriot (7/8ths) origin (born in London). The question I’d like to ask is in relation to ‘Georgos Grivas’ the past leader of EOKA. Do any of you guys know if Georgos Grivas’ parents were also of Greek Cypriot origin, or were they Greek from Greece? I recall an account stating Georgos Grivas’ parents were originally from Greece, but he alone was born in Cyprus – however now I have had no luck in finding this single passage. If you do know, and have a passage/article/peer reviewed article to back it up I’d be most grateful.

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Re: Was Georgos Grivas originally Greek Cypriot?

Postby Cap » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:29 pm

ChristosA wrote:Hi all, I’m of Greek (1/8ths) and Greek Cypriot (7/8ths) origin (born in London). The question I’d like to ask is in relation to ‘Georgos Grivas’ the past leader of EOKA. Do any of you guys know if Georgos Grivas’ parents were also of Greek Cypriot origin, or were they Greek from Greece? I recall an account stating Georgos Grivas’ parents were originally from Greece, but he alone was born in Cyprus – however now I have had no luck in finding this single passage. If you do know, and have a passage/article/peer reviewed article to back it up I’d be most grateful.

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Re: Was Georgos Grivas originally Greek Cypriot?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:31 pm

Most Greek Cypriots have parents that were born on the Greek mainland if you go back far enough. What's your point? Besides, up until 1960 when the British Colonialists told us we were "just" Greek Cypriots and not Greek, there was no distinction.
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Re: Was Georgos Grivas originally Greek Cypriot?

Postby Sotos » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:46 pm

I don't know ... but his mother's surname is very Cypriot.
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Re: Was Georgos Grivas originally Greek Cypriot?

Postby Get Real! » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:55 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Most Greek Cypriots have parents that were born on the Greek mainland if you go back far enough.

Utter propaganda rubbish!
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Re: Was Georgos Grivas originally Greek Cypriot?

Postby Sotos » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:01 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Most Greek Cypriots have parents that were born on the Greek mainland if you go back far enough.


If you go back far enough they wouldn't be parents but great....great grandparents. And if you go even further than we would all have great...great grandparents from Africa ;) So your answer is kinda meaningless ;)
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Re: Was Georgos Grivas originally Greek Cypriot?

Postby bill cobbett » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:07 am

Wasn't he from Trikomo...???
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Re: Was Georgos Grivas originally Greek Cypriot?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:12 am

Sotos wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Most Greek Cypriots have parents that were born on the Greek mainland if you go back far enough.


If you go back far enough they wouldn't be parents but great....great grandparents. And if you go even further than we would all have great...great grandparents from Africa ;) So your answer is kinda meaningless ;)


Clearly, I meant the generic "parents" as in parentage. And sure, you can go back to when we were amoebae, but his question was contextually to do with the relationship between Greek and Greek Cypriot and so you don't have to go so far back, three or four generations maybe and you will find at least one parent directly from the mainland. He himself has 1/8th for example.
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Re: Was Georgos Grivas originally Greek Cypriot?

Postby Get Real! » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:40 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:...you don't have to go so far back, three or four generations maybe and you will find at least one parent directly from the mainland.

Resist the temptation to post your ridiculous fantasies because you're just making a fool of yourself.
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Re: Was Georgos Grivas originally Greek Cypriot?

Postby Paphitis » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:47 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Sotos wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Most Greek Cypriots have parents that were born on the Greek mainland if you go back far enough.


If you go back far enough they wouldn't be parents but great....great grandparents. And if you go even further than we would all have great...great grandparents from Africa ;) So your answer is kinda meaningless ;)


Clearly, I meant the generic "parents" as in parentage. And sure, you can go back to when we were amoebae, but his question was contextually to do with the relationship between Greek and Greek Cypriot and so you don't have to go so far back, three or four generations maybe and you will find at least one parent directly from the mainland. He himself has 1/8th for example.


Yeh no worries! Back in the day a few generations ago, all Cypriots had to do was jump on a Jet and fly to Greece and then bonk themselves silly! :lol:
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