Caspian race is a term historically used in scientific racism as one of the sub-races of the Caucasian race. The term was popular in the early 20th century. The Caspian subtype is considered as a branch of the Mediterranean race or Iranid race.
The Caspian race corresponds to the other ancient ethnic formation of the southeast, which is represented in the present Tats and Azerbaijanis whose ethnic type is subjected to essential linguist changes.
The phenotype is prevalent to the following ethnicities:Laks, Rutuls, Tabasarans and Tsakhurs. As a form of racial admixture, Caspian subtype represented among; Azerbaijanis, Kumuks, Kurds, Turkmens and Talyshs.
Characteristic distinctions are; medium and short stature, dark pigmentation, a thin face, slightly convex nose and almond-shaped dark eyes.
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