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What is Tiger Woods' Ethnicity?


Tiger Woods Parents Earl and Kultida

Tiger Woods' parents gave him a multiracial, multiethnic heritage.

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Question: What is Tiger Woods' Ethnicity?
Answer: Tiger Woods has a multiracial heritage that he acknowledged by inventing the word "Cablinasian" to describe his own ethnicity. Cablinasian is a combination of the words caucasion, black, Indian (Native American) and Asian.

Woods' mother, Kultida, is a native of Thailand whose own ancestry includes Chinese and Dutch, according to various reports over the years.

Woods' father, Earl, was an African-American whose heritage, according to various sources, also included white, Chinese and Native American ancestors.

So Woods' heritage is predominantly black and Asian, and also includes white and Native American ancestry.

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