Arabid race

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Egyptian Bedouin man of mixed Hamitic-Arabid type.

The Oriental race[1] (also Arabid race[2] or Syrid race) is a historical term for a morphological sub-type of the Mediterranean race, as used in physical anthropology.

Distribution[edit]

The Arabid race was thought to have originated in the Arabian Peninsula, and it is currently predominant there as well. It is a major element among countries located in the Levant region of the Middle East, and a minor element of other parts of Western Asia.[3] Known as Araboid in forensic pathology and anthropology.

Physical appearance[edit]

The Arabid race was distinguished from the West-Mediterranean race by some minor characteristic facial traits. These include almond-shaped eyes, very dark hair color, the "Semitic smile" (conditioned by unusually deep Fossa canina), skin color from olive to dark, and often but not always a narrow or a broad aquiline nose. This race had in earlier times a broader-formed Syrid subrace, which was found among the farmers of the "Fertile Crescent".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Classification of races on Baker (1974)
  2. ^ John R. Baker Race. — New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1974. — P. 625. ISBN 978-0-936396-04-0
  3. ^ The Races Of Europe: The Mediterranean Race in Arabia