Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - Everything about his personality so far says West Africa, I know. I know my West Africans. I already want to guess. Are you from Nigeria? - Mmmmmm. - Igue? Apparently I don't know much about West Africa. (suspenseful music) - [Interviewer] Hi. - Hi. I am Fatuma. - [Interviewer] Where are you from? - I'm from Kenya. - [Interviewer] Do you get asked that a lot? - I do. - [Interviewer] Does it evert annoy you when people ask you that? - Yes, because it makes it seem like if you look like me, you have to be from somewhere else. And I mean yes, I am from someplace else. - [Interviewer] Today, you're going to be guessing what country people are from. Do you think you'll do well? - Well I think so. I think I'm gonna do pretty well. I'm hoping to get 50% or more correct. - [Interviewer] How's your geography? - I'm pretty good with geography. I've met a lot of people, so I'm hoping this will help in making conclusions. But at the same time, you really never know because just because people look a certain way doesn't mean they are from a certain place. - [Interviewer] Alright, who's our first person? - We're doing one at a time? - Yeah. - Nice to meet you, I'm Fatuma. Wait, why did you dye your hair? - I did not dye my hair. Does it look dyed? - [Interviewer] Is this related? - Yes, 'cuz there's some people where some have lighter hair and some have darker hair in some regions, and so-- - My hair does grow lighter. Even in elementary school, I would get some yellow blond strands in the summer. - See, okay. All right, so for holidays, what kind of holidays does your family celebrate? - Not Christmas, but some of us like the theme and the aesthetic, but we don't celebrate it officially. But it's cute, you know? - Okay, but you're not Muslim? - I identify as Muslim, yeah. - Hey, see! Okay, got one down, okay. Is your country predominantly Muslim? - Yeah, 97% yeah. - Do you consider yourself African? - Yeah, it's kind of a little shaky. I'm all African pride whatever, you see it I'm like yeah, but I'm also from the sidelines 'cuz I'm not black. 'Cuz I get it, it's more about black pride than African pride, but I do identify as African 'cuz I am. - So my next question is do you identify as Arab? - We're Arabs and African. - Okay, I think I have a country in mind. Your country is Tunisia. - Yeah. Yeah. - Okay. - High five. - Yes. I was like "It's that region right there, somewhere." - [Interviewer] Between the two of you who's more African? - 100%. - Yeah. - The only African thing about us is our geography, kind of. - Yeah. Awesome, so great to meet you. - Yeah, you too. - Hi. - Hello. - What's your name? - Jaimie. - Jaimie. - Nice to meet you. - Nice to meet you. Am I saying it right, Jaimie? - Yeah, Jaimie, yup. - Pretty name. So, within your country, what would you say is one thing that it's known for? - Earthquakes. - Oh my god. Do you know anything about Kpop? - Yeah. - I think I got the country. Are you from Japan? - Yes. Oh my god. - I knew it. - Do I look like someone who would be from Japan? - The thing is, it wasn't the first thing that came to my mind. - Why was that? I don't usually get that. - I don't know. - I never get that. My dad's black. - I was about to say that, 'cuz I looked at you and I was like "She really remind me of a black person." Like your personality. - That was great. - I'm hoping to get everyone. - Yeah, no-- - Let's see if I can get everyone. - I wish you the best of luck. - Thank you, thank you. - So, are both your parents from the same country? - Yes. - Was the place you're from ever colonized? - We don't call it colonized, we call it occupied, so it has been occupied a few times. - And who was it occupied by, the British? - No, there were the Spaniards, the Germans, the Japanese. - Oh. - Yeah, so it's had a couple of waves. - Was your country ever a communist country? - No. - No, okay. What would people most confuse you with? - I mean they think I'm whatever restaurant I'm in, they think I'm that. People from back home don't really look like me, so. - Oh, interesting. - Yes, I'm a little different. - Are you from the Philippines? - No, I'm from Saipan. - Oh my god, that makes sense. - A little place, yeah. - Okay, that makes absolute sense, okay. - A tiny little island out in the Pacific. - Do you go there often? - I try to get back every couple years. - Okay, thank you, thank you. Very great to meet ya. Okay, so right off the bat, I think you're from a large country. - A large country? - Yes. - How large? - One of the largest in the world. - Are you referring to China? - I am referring to China. - What makes you think Chinese about me. - Your face is more round, so I thought that would be the place. I'm gonna guess China. - You're wrong. - Which country? - Nepal. - Oh my god, I'm so ashamed. I'm so sorry to all my Nepalese friends out there. - When people see me, they think South or they think East Asian, but I'm brown. - You are, yeah. - So I have friends that look super Indian, friends that look super East Asian, but they're all Nepalese, so I relate to both. - I like that a lot, wow. I did not guess that. - I'm so glad. - Oh my god, I was hoping I'd get it right. - [Interviewer] Alright, we're going to switch out. - All right. - Nice meeting you. - Nice to meet you too. I don't know if I'll get you right. - I think you gonna get me, but we gonna see. - You think so? - We gonna see. - Okay, he said we gonna see. - I got faith in you, okay. - Everything about his personality so far says West Africa, I know. I know my West Africans, I know you all. So, my friend, are you from West Africa. - Listen mami. - Hey, I know exactly where. Are you from Nigeria? - Mmmmmmm. - Igue? - Mmmmmmm. - Does anybody have a map? (all laughing) - Anybody, c'mon please. - Oh you gonna point it on the map, that's your last chance. - Uh uh, yes. - This is your last chance. - If I don't get this one. - I'm not going to give it to you. - So there's Senegal, there's Ghana. Ivory. - Ah, let's go! - He's from the Ivory! He's Ivorian. - Let's go! - Hey! - My sister, she got it. (both singing) Let's go. - I got it! Thank you for the map, what would I do without you all? (both laughing) Good to meet you. - My sister, good to meet you. Thank you very much. - Yes, I'll probably see you around Seattle. Nice to meet ya. - Nice meeting you, yes. - C'mon up. So, I notice you have a little pop to your step. Do you dance at all? - I do. - What's your favorite dance? - I like Salsa, I like Tango. - I have an idea of the country already. - You have an idea. Is it in Latin America? - Yes. - Is your country one of the biggest? - It's a big size. - I got this, okay. Chile? - Close. Argentina. - How could I? Thank you, thank you. Nice to meet you. What was your name? - Dianna. - Dianna, nice to meet you. I'm Fatuma. - Nice to meet you. - So I already have questions. - Okay, go for it. Go for it. - You already have questions. - I already have questions. For one, it starts with your tattoo. Where you're from, is it common for people to get tattoos? - No. - Okay, why did you get yours? - I worked at sea for a long time. So that's a compass and an anchor. - You have an accent! He has an-- - I have an accent? - You do have an accent. Are you from South America? - South America, no. - Let me listen to your accent, okay. Tell me about your background, how did you grow up? - I'm the youngest of eight kids. I had an amazing childhood. - Okay, oh my god your accent. Jehova, this is the hardest one. - [Interviewer] Aright, you can tell her. - Tell me! - South Africa. Come on! Not even-- - I should know! - Of course you should! - I should know! - Of course you should, yeah. - Oh, damn. - South Africa. When you think of South Africa, what do you picture? - Well the thing is, a lot of South Africans I've met look a lot like you. - Well there we go. - It's interesting I didn't make the connection. Wow, Africa. I'm so mad that I got it wrong.