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What it will achieve is to state for the world to witness, that the indigenous population of those Islands wish to remain British subjects; thus providing the moral credentials for their defence. And if Argentines arn't allowed to live there, it would appear they have a better immigration policy than we do! :wink:

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What it will achieve is to state for the world to witness, that the indigenous population of those Islands wish to remain British subjects; thus providing the moral credentials for their defence. And if Argentines arn't allowed to live there, it would appear they have a better immigration policy than we do! :wink:

 

Who are the indigenous population of the falkland islands?

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Kije.... according to your document, there were 29 Argentinians living on the Falklands in 2006 and yet you stated previously that they weren't allowed!! Was that just your "Have a go at the UK" stance again or were you just lying?

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Clea their was not any indigenous population.

I know that Lt Kije but I wanted to know who observer thought the indigenous population was, as he refered to them.

When first discovered the islands were uninhabited. In 1765 the british established a settlement in the west without knowing that the french had settled in the east two years earlier.

 

The Falkland Islands are as English (British) as Manchester. The people there speak with a broad lancashire accent.

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Confirming that a vote would be meaningless then. :roll:

 

They are holding the referendum confident that it will be a sure vote for The Falklands to remain British and thus showing the Argentines that they, the population of the Falklands, do not want Argentinean rule so, basically the argentines can go and boil their heads.

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indigenous: native or belonging naturally (to a place). So if you want to play semantics, there's no place on earth that hasn't been colonised by human beings (out of Africa theory of evolution etc) - so I guess it's about time, and three generations seems to reasonably fit the term. :wink:

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indigenous: native or belonging naturally (to a place). So if you want to play semantics, there's no place on earth that hasn't been colonised by human beings (out of Africa theory of evolution etc) - so I guess it's about time, and three generations seems to reasonably fit the term. :wink:

 

Doesn't matter how long the inhabitants of the Falkland Islands have been there. They are descendents of settlers and therefore NOT native or naturally belonging to the islands and therefor not indigenous so dont bloody bother trying to embelish the meaning to cover up your mistake because it won't wash with me. :P

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Falkland Island census History

 

http://www.falklands.gov.fk/documents/Census%20Report%202006.pdf

 

Inky you are wrong!!!!!

 

The French were the first to colonise the Island 1762, before that the Portuguese, French and British had visited at various times

 

1764 actually. On EAST Falkland, at a place called Port St Louis. They named the islands after the French port of St Malo - Îles Malouines - which the Spanish later translated into Islas Malvinas.

 

The British established their colony on WEST Falkland the following year.

 

The French left the islands completely in 1766 and have never since attempted to claim any kind of sovereignty, so they're hardly relevent to Argentina's spurious claims of ownership are they?

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The table says they were born there, As the nearest country any complicated births may have been taken their, it is not there nationality it is country where they were born. :rolleyes:

 

In which case, these 29 would appear in Table 11B "Birthplace outside the Falkland Islands but arriving within six months of birth (mother normally resident in the Falkland Islands)"

 

They don't.

 

Table 13 "Population by Citizenship" shows 2 Argentine citizens resident in The Falklands on Census night 2006 - so obviously Argentinians ARE allowed there.

 

Table 14B goes on to show that 6 Falkland Islanders have one parent a Falklander with the other Argentinian, a further 6 have one parent British with the other Argentinian, and 5 have both parents Argentinian.

 

I think it's fair to say that your assertion that Argentine citizens are banned from the Falkland Islands is utter rubbish.

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