Gscepi917 saidbut some people just want to know.
I like to know, out of curiosity; some people have interesting backgrounds. I also find it interesting since the US is such a melting pot of cultures.
I have a friend whose parents are from Goa, which is one of the states or regions of India. Her parents emigrated from Goa in the late 1940s when it was a Portuguese colony (India reclaimed Goa in 1961). They emigrated to Kenya, where she was born and grew up. At that time it was a British colony. She grew up speaking Swahili, but every school year she was shipped off to London to Catholic school, so she speaks both Swahili and English. Being originally from a Portuguese colony her family was Catholic. When Kenya won its independence from Great Britain her family scattered all over; her mom had something like 13 kids. Some are in Europe, some here in the US, some still in Kenya.
I had another acquaintance who was half Filipino and half black. I never asked her but I couldn't begin to guess what her makeup was (I had guessed Pacific Islander). Later on she talked about a black grandmother and a Filipino aunt.