The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a variant of the Ural race. It is characterized by short stature, a very short face, prominent cheekbones, a concave nose, and sometimes the presence of epicanthic folds. The Saams are representatives of the Lapponoid race.
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