Armenoid Race


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Armenoid Race

 

a Southwest Asian variant of the Balkano-Caucasian race, a member of the large Europoid race. It is characterized by particularly well-developed tertiary body hair, a very prominent nose with an arching back and a lowered base, brachycephaly, a short and relatively broad face, and medium height. Part of the population of Southwest Asia and the Caucasus (Armenians) belongs to the Armenoid race.

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