This article is based on material authored by members of the
Moderation Board and nnq-workers mailing
particularly by Dennis D. Calhoun (until 2005)
and Thor Kottelin (since 2007).
Learning about other cultures
is not the place to learn about other cultures.
However, there are many different newsgroups where you can learn about
specific cultures and specific areas of the world.
The best place to look is in the soc hierarchy, among all of the
soc.culture.* newsgroups. In these newsgroups, you can ask about
cities, languages, history, cultural traditions, and the like. In many
cases, these newsgroups will have discussions in two or three different
The following is a list of the soc.culture.*
current as of September 2007.
If you want to see if there
is a newsgroup or a mailing list for a culture not listed here,
please ask the people in
for pointers to newsgroups and mailing lists about
a specific culture.
Discussion of the Afghan society.
Discussions about Africa & things African.
Discussions about Afro-American issues.
African-American perspectives. (Moderated)
Albania and Albanians around the world.
From A to Z about Algeria.
Technological & cultural issues, not politics.
All about life in Argentina.
Countries of the Assoc. of SE Asian Nations.
Issues & discussion about Asian-Americans.
Assyrian culture, history, language, current diaspora.
Australian culture and society.
Austria and its people.
People of the Baltic states.
Issues & discussion about Bangladesh.
Basque culture and related issues. (Moderated)
All things about Belarus. (Moderated)
Belgian society, culture(s) and people.
Sociocultural identity of worldwide Bengali population.
The berber language, history, and culture.
Bolivian people and culture.
The independent state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Talking about the people and country of Brazil.
All about Breton culture and Brittany.
Issues about Britain & those of British descent.
Discussing Bulgarian society.
Politics, culture, news, discussion about Burma.
Cambodia and its people.
Discussions of Canada and its people.
Life in the Caribbean.
The Catalan language and the lands where it is spoken.
Irish, Scottish, Breton, Cornish, Manx & Welsh.
All about Chile and its people.
About China and Chinese culture.
Colombian talk, social, politics, science.
All things Cornish and Cornwall, worldwide.
Topics about Costa Rica.
The lives of people of Croatia.
Cuban culture, society and politics.
Bohemian, Slovak, Moravian and Silesian life.
The life and people of the Dominican Republic.
The culture and people of Ecuador.
Egypt, and its society, culture, heritage, etc.
Topics about El Salvador, Central America.
The neutral international language Esperanto.
Estonian culture, language, news, politics. (Moderated)
Unmoderated forum to discuss Ethiopian culture.
Discussing all aspects of all-European society.
Group about the Filipino culture.
French culture, history, and related discussions.
Galicia, on the Iberian Peninsula.
Discussions about German culture and history.
Group about Greeks.
Guinea (ne French Guinea, in West Africa).
Haiti specific development and cultural issues.
Aloha kakou, E KOMO MAI! Eh, no forget hemo da shoes. (Moderated)
Discussion of Hmong people and its culture.
General topics regarding Honduras and Central-America.
Discussions pertaining to Hong Kong.
Entertainment in Hong Kong.
Group for discussion about India & things Indian.
Information related to Delhi, capital of India.
About Goa, India's smallest state. (Moderated)
Gujarati cultural group.
Info group for soc.culture.indian, etc. (Moderated)
The culture of Jammu & Kashmir.
Karnataka's culture, history, and present.
Culture of the people of Keralite origin.
Discussion related to Marathi Culture.
The culture of the Telugu people of India. (Moderated)
All about the Indonesian nation.
People of mixed "culture", "ethnicity", "race".
Discussions about Iran and things Iranian/Persian.
Iraq, its society, culture and heritage.
Ireland and Irish culture.
Israel and Israelis.
The Italian people and their culture.
Everything Japanese, except the Japanese language.
Discussion of Jewish culture and religion. (Moderated)
Issues about raising Jewish children. (Moderated)
All topics concerning The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Kenyan peoples, politics, culture, and affairs.
Discussions about Korea & things Korean.
People from Kurdistan and Kurds around the world.
Kuwaiti culture, society, and history.
Kuwaiti culture, society, and history. (Moderated)
Cultural and Social Aspects of Laos.
Topics about Latin-America.
Discussion about things Lebanese.
The culture of Liberia.
North African society and culture.
The Hungarian people & their culture.
Madagascar and the Malagasy culture.
All about Malaysian society.
Discussion of Mexico's society.
Mexican-American/Chicano culture and issues.
Group for discussion about other cultures.
Everything related to Mongols and Mongolia.
Aboriginal people around the world.
Discussion of people and things in & from Nepal.
People from the Netherlands and Belgium.
Discussion of topics related to New Zealand.
Topics related to the country of Nicaragua in general.
Nigerian affairs, society, cultures, and peoples.
Discussion about culture up north.
Speakers of Provencal/Occitan/Langue d'Oc.
Culture of the pacific islands (except Hawaii).
Topics of discussion about Pakistan.
Political discussions on Pakistan.
Religious discussions related to Pakistan.
Sports in Pakistan.
Palestinian people, culture and politics.
All about the people of Peru.
Polish culture, Polish past, and Polish politics.
Discussion of the people of Portugal.
Puerto Rican culture, society and politics.
Punjab and Punjabi culture.
Quebec society and culture.
The Caucasian Republic of Georgia and Georgians.
Discussion of Romanian and Moldavian people.
All things Russian in the broadest sense.
Moderated discussion of Russian culture. (Moderated)
Cultural issues about scientists & scientific projects.
Anything regarding Scotland or things Scots.
The culture of Sierra Leone.
The past, present and future of Singapore.
Singapore & Singaporeans. (Moderated)
Slovenia and Slovenian people.
Somalian affairs, society, and culture.
South African society, culture, & politics.
The Afrikaans language and speakers.
Topics relating to Russian or Soviet culture.
Spain and the Spanish.
Things & people from Sri Lanka.
Syrian cultural matters and affairs.
Discussion about things Taiwanese.
Tamil language, history and culture.
Thai people and their culture.
Discussion about things Turkish.
Issues related to Turks/Turkey. (Moderated)
The lives and times of the Ukrainian people.
Discussions of Uruguay for those at home and abroad.
The culture of the United States of America.
Discussion of topics related to Venezuela.
Issues and discussions of Vietnamese culture.
The people, language and history of Wales.
Discussions of Yugoslavia and its people.
Culture and other issues pertaining to Zimbabwe.
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