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Old Posted Aug 24, 2014, 11:48 PM
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I always thought that Marseille had lots of people descended from Maghreb, not necessarily immigrants but second-third generation Algerians, Moroccans and the like, and "native" French relocated back to Metropolitan France following independence.
Marseille is a Mediterranean emporium. It has people from all over the Mediterranean: Italians (LOTS of Italians and people of Italian descent), Corsicans, Greeks, Armenians, Levantines, Jews, Maghrebans, Pieds-Noirs (Europeans from North Africa), and even Spaniards (although less so than Italians). The native Provençal population has left its accent (language accent) on the whole population, but the majority of the population is now of foreign descent (mostly European, particularly Italian).
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