Caspian race

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Caspian race is a term used in racial anthropology by some authors[who?][year needed] to describe a sub-race of the greater Caucasian race.[1][failed verification] The term is used by M. G. Abdushelishvili (1979) as constituting a branch of the Mediterranean race or Irano-Afghan race.[clarification needed][2] In Soviet-era anthropology, the term was used to include Tats and Azerbaijanis.[3]

The phenotype has been said to be prevalent among the Azerbaijanis,[4][5][6] Balochs,[6] Kurds,[5][6] Tats-Muslims.[6] Kumyks and Tsakhurs.[7][8] Genrietta Leonidovna Khit states that as a form of racial admixture the Caspian subtype is represented among Turkmens and Talyshs.[2][9]

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  1. ^ Race and Racism: An Introduction (see also) by Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Pages 127–133, Publication Date: December 8, 2005, ISBN 0759107955
  2. ^ a b A. Stini, William (1979). Physiological and Morphological Adaptation and Evolution. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  3. ^ Contributions to the physical anthropology of the Soviet Union by Viktor Valerianovich Bunak,[year needed][clarification needed] page 14
  4. ^ N.N. Miklukho-Maklai Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology (1960). Народы Кавказа (in Russian). Moscow: USSR Academy of Sciences Publishing House. p. 29. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  5. ^ a b T.F. Aristova (1990). Материальная культура курдов XIX-первой половины XX в: проблема традиционно-культурной общности (in Russian). Nauka. p. 13. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d N.N. Miklukho-Maklai Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology (1973). Расы и народы (in Russian). Nauka. p. 56. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  7. ^ L.M. Minz (2007). The Hidden Frontier: Ecology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley. Olma Media Group. pp. 282, 288, 454, 493. ISBN 978-5-373-01053-5.
  8. ^ W.P. Alekseev. (2009). Избранное: Происхождение народов Кавказа (in Russian). Наука. p. 229. ISBN 978-5-02-035547-7.
  9. ^ Khitʹ, G. L. (Genrietta Leonidovna Khitʹ) (1983). Dermatoglyphics of the USSR Peoples (Dermatoglifika narodov SSSR) (in Russian). Наука. OCLC 654385877.

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