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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