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Olive skin describes a skin color spectrum that is frequent among populations from Southern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Central Asia, Latin America, and parts of Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
Olive skin is often associated with coloration in the Type V range of the Fitzpatrick scale. It corresponds with dark brown, Middle Eastern skin types. This skin type is minimally reactive to ultraviolet radiation, very rarely burns, and tans quite easily.
- Human skin color
- Mediterranean race
- Brown (racial classification)
- Bronze (racial classification)
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