Central Asian Race

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Central Asian Race

 

a subdivision of the Mongoloid race. The Central Asian race includes the Mongols of the People’s Republic of China and the Mongolian People’s Republic and the Kalmyks, Buriats, Yakuts, Tuvinians, Khakass, and Altáis. The members of the race have pronounced Mongoloid features; of less than average height, they have large faces and are moderately brachycephalic. In the third and fourth centuries, the Central Asian race spread from Central Asia to the west, where it mixed with various Europeoid groups (seeRACES OF MAN).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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