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Olive skin describes a skin color spectrum that is frequent among populations from the Mediterranean (Southern Europe, the Levant, North Africa), the Middle East, Latin America, and the northern Indian subcontinent (North India, Pakistan and Nepal).
Olive skin is often associated with coloration in the Type IV to Type V range of the Fitzpatrick scale. It corresponds with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern skin tones and ranges from pale olive or yellowish-olive to moderate brown to dark brown. This skin tone is minimally reactive to ultraviolet radiation, rarely or very rarely burns, and tans quite easily.
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