Dinaric Race


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Dinaric Race

 

(also Adriatic race), according to J. Deniker’s classification, a race that is widespread on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and in the northern part of the Balkan Peninsula. The members are characterized by dark hair and eyes, brachycephaly, and rather tall stature. The Dinaric race is considered a part of the Balkan-Caucasian race.

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Another novelty was the association of the Dinaric race with the primordial Slavs.
The Dinaric race, though viewed as inferior to the Nordic race by most French and German anthropologists, was typically seen as more elevated than other brachycephalous types.
According to common opinion of European anthropologists, the incidence of the Dinaric race centred on the Balkans.