Thursday, July 27, 2006
Organizations like Yakuza
Italy has the La Cosa Nostra.
America has the Mafia.
The Irish and Jews have their own crime organizations in America.
Southeast Asia has the Triads.
China, Hong Kong and Taiwan have the Tong.
posted by necromanc at 2:44 PM | Permalink |


At 5:35 AM, Blogger Tisu

Youve got the southeast asia and hong kong bits confused.

Triads originate from the Ming rebels during the Qing dynastya and gradually became the triads in hongkong.
Examples are Sun Yee On, 14k, Wo Shing Wo etc.

The tongs are loose organisations (sometimes called benevolent associations) usually as a front for triad activities, or in the case of American Chinese criminal culture, for street gangs like the Flying Dragons and Ghost Shadows in New York.


At 3:01 PM, Blogger Fred

You are confused a lot
in italy there
"Cosa nostra " in sicily
"camorra" in naples
"sacra corona unita" in puglia
"Ndrangheta" in calabria
etc etc
The word Mafia define all kind of italian criminal organizations and the word was imported in US like others italian word like pizza, spaghetti, lasagna etc etc
see ( in italian )


At 2:22 AM, Blogger Ramón_Lozano

In fact "Mafia" is the real name of Sicilian mafia, also kwnown as Cosa Nostra. But Cosa Nostra is how mafia was called in America in 1920's

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