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List of ethnic sports team and mascot names

The following is a list of sports team names and mascots derived from terms used to refer to specific ethnic groups, and words or iconography derived from different languages or traditions of these groups. Many such names are derived from ancestral groups of the same ethnicity as many of the current fans or players, such as the Boston Celtics (Irish) and the Minnesota Vikings (Scandinavian). Since ethnicity is defined by social identity there may be differences of opinion regarding membership in a particular group, and the appropriateness of the use of such references by others. Ethnicity was once distinct from race when the latter was thought to refer to biological distinctiveness as well as cultural differences. However, the biological basis for race has been largely abandoned by academic disciplines, leaving race as another social constructed concept for dividing people into groups based upon shared experience and history as well as physical characteristics. In the United States and Canada, many sports team names and mascots refer to the Indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Professional teams

American

Canadian

Canadians in general

French Canadians

Celtic/Irish

Cossacks

Egyptian

Indian

Indigenous peoples

Italian

Viking

Roslagen

Saxons

Scots/Highlanders

  • Highlanders, a team based in Otago, New Zealand, named for the Scottish population of the area.

School and youth teams

Arabs

Athenians

Britons

Cajuns

Celtics

Dutchmen

Gaels

Irish

Indigenous peoples

Norse

Samurai

Saxons

Scots/Highlanders

Spartans

Swedes

Tartars

Trojans

Vandals

Vikings

Defunct names

See also

References

  1. ^ Philip J. Victor; Nadeem Muaddi (September 12, 2014). "California high school drops controversial Arab mascot". Al Jazeera.

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