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Big Eyes vs. Small Eyes
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xhsga
If you have been around Ethiopians and Somalis much you will notice the height difference. I'm Somali and I'm about 5'9. My Ethiopian friends commonly are 5'5 or 5'6 and only once in a while do you find exceptions. The only tall ethnic group in Ethiopia are the Afar that are related to Somalis. My family members heights range from 5'8 to 6'6 etc. It's also not unheard of to find women that are 6ft. My cousin she's 6ft and I know several 5'11 or 6ft Somali women.

Anyway I still stand on genetics being most important. Balkans and Scandinavia have some of tallest people but are comparable in nutrition to neighboring countries.

Help...What Am I?
You look really Asian influenced. Maybe Russian or North Swedish

Miss Finland (Sara Chafak)
I don't see Finnish either. She kind of reminds me of Cheryl Cole though

classify me please?
Wowww this is tough. You were born in China? Only thing I can think is that your African American or African parent was mixed with Jewish or Arab and you have a Chinese parent maybe. That's only thing I can guess. You honestly need to take a 23andme DNA test to figure this out.

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Lazar
Aug 22 2012, 02:41 PM
treopod
Aug 22 2012, 01:32 PM
Cloud_Strife
Aug 22 2012, 01:28 PM
Nah, genes matter more. My uncle was raised poor and malnourished and yet he's tall, robust and muscular while I'm properly nourished(Well, more than him) and still ''feminine'', skinny and short...
nope, Its a fact that diet matters more. On an individual level genes might be more important in some cases, but when you do statistics on large populations, diet will have a much bigger effect. because as i already said, diet will affect the genetics that are passed on, some individuals get lucky like your uncle, but on average people with good diet will grow taller and bigger and have a higher chance of having taller and bigger children.

Not always. In the Dinaric Alps you find the tallest people in Europe yet nutrition would probably be worse than the European avg. And for like the last 200 years or so ever since anthropologists studied this region it was the tallest in Europe.
Thanks genetics matter wayy more. We are talking about on average - there might be a few short people in a population genetically predisposed to being tall but on average the population is tall even with poor nutrition. The South Sudanese Nilotes and Tutsi are some of the tallest in Africa and are above 6ft on average along with Masai who are Nilote-Cushite. Now if you compare two countries known for malnutrition Ethiopia and Somalia the average height in Ethiopia is 5'5 while in neighboring Somalia the heights on average are 5'10 and above comparable to the US and many European countries despite their malnutrition. If nutrition was more important they would have all been same height as Ethiopians but they aren't.

In terms of polynesians build I'd say like many other ethnic groups this is an environmental adaptation. Not sure about the whole ecto, endo, mesomorph but this is an environmental adaptation like other ethnic groups have and polynesians/melanesians are typically mesomorphic, muscular and predisposed to storing fat and this how they have always been described since first contact with Europeans/anthropologists.

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petrenko
Aug 21 2012, 07:39 PM
The large muscular build is not a negroid trait, it's related to hormone production and can affect any race.
Mesomorph, ectomorph and endomorph.

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I have both alpine and med traits and I look as strong as a bear, and so do many caucasoid men and women out there.
Lower stature, denser bones and heavier muscular build can be found everywhere, as well as longer bones, smaller muscular build or fatter body types.

About infantile looking faces, it depends on what traits you consider infantile looking.
Some caucasoid men look weaker, others stronger. Some negroid men look weaker, others stronger.

This negroid doesn't look infantile for me, for example.

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While this one does.

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I agree it is not exclusive to one race but I disagree it has to do with hormone production and has much more to do with genetics. Some subgroups are just genetically predisposed to bigger build. Even with West Africans it varies. Sahelians are more elongated/less muscular compared to Senegambids/Sudanids. Melanesians and Polynesians have it the most of all across board if you are referring to this in terms of race while in Africans as well as other races it can vary depending upon the subgroup. Melanesians/Polynesians look the least infantile in terms of their features and are most genetically prone to large muscular build. But are also more prone to obesity.

Melanesians
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*I know he's half but you get my point :love:
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treopod
Aug 21 2012, 04:59 PM
Whats so weird about that? body build is mostly dependant on diet, what you eat and how much you eat, and the environment and genetics plays a small part as well.

facial features are based on adaptions to the environment and obviously admixture from foreign groups with different environmental adaptions.

Blacks have feminine facial features, but there body build is simply a result of eating lots of meat in general. Also their bodies have less fat and are elongated on average, with long legs and short torsos because of the tropical environment.

Asians generally eat mostly carbs and very little protein, especially south asians, which is why they are less muscular and tall on average.

Whites have more body fat on average so it isnt as visible but they in general are just as muscular if not more than africans.
I disagree. Genetics plays the biggest role. For example in Africa Nilotes, Nilote-Cushites and Cushites live in nutrition deprivation but still grow to large heights comparable to or taller than countries in industrialized world.

xhsga
There are numerous physical types in Africa they are not all the same

Capoids (Khoisan), Nilotes, Senegambids/Sudanids, Congoids, Pygmies, Aethopid etc. all have varying body times and so forth. Using term as Negroid and blacks is useless generalization. The Congoid is the group with most infantile traits (round faces etc.). Large muscular builds not found in all of them. Light skin is indigenous to the region ie Khoisan

The Caucasian Presence In Africa
you are making real Ethiopians look bad change your name already

Classify yourself.
aethopid

what's the difference between south asians and west asians
Oxy
Aug 20 2012, 10:19 PM
Pure Arabs can't be mistaken for Indian, the difference are very obvious. However, too many Arabians are impure nowadays and mixed with all sorts of stuff since the advent of the caliphates and islamic pilgrimages.
There are definitely pure Arabids (South Semitic types with pseudo Indid features) - the Mahra of Yemen for example

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In general Arabids and South Asians are mixed populations with varying phenotypes but there may be overlaps at times but in general there are not.

what's the difference between south asians and west asians
Oxy
Aug 20 2012, 10:11 PM
intasar
Aug 20 2012, 09:59 PM
I agree here I think people that are not used to their phenotypes would not mistake them. But there are some Gulf Arabs that look Indian and vice versa. I've seen Kuwaitis etc, Saudis resembling South Indians.
There are many Indian and Pakistani immigrants in those countries. Native Arabians make up less than 20-50% in most Gulf Arab countries.
I haven't mistaken South Asian immigrants for Arabs I'm basing this off of people I've seen. This one Saudi girl I know her family calls her Al Hind (the Indian) because she looks pseudo South Asian. It happens.

what's the difference between south asians and west asians
I agree here I think people that are not used to their phenotypes would not mistake them. But there are some Gulf Arabs that look Indian and vice versa. I've seen Kuwaitis etc, Saudis resembling South Indians.

classify me please?
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Just check if there is local eyebrow threading at a salon. They use a thread to remove the hair.

classify me please?
I'll have to give you some really honest advice you really should try different eyebrow shape. You have thick eyebrows and that's pretty so there are a lot of options. Have you tried threading before? I learned how to thread my eyebrows and have been doing it for years you get better/longer lasting results

East African skulls
four
Aug 20 2012, 04:09 PM
Ethiopia - You have all the answers and have not read anything. All the arguments in posts are rehashed debunked Eurocentric stupidity.
The Horn of Africa is the ONE place on the continent that shows a wealth of phylogentic CONTINUITY. If you are talking about males in East African being Killed then you need to supply some evidence. East African L sequences are not too complex because they run the full range of continuity and long presence in the region....not migrations from central Africa. They have L0*/L0a*/L0a1*/L0a1a. L5*L5a*/L5a1*/L5a1a. L3*/ L3a*/f*/g*/K*/X* etc. L2*/L2a*/L2a1*/L2a1a* Basically for nearly every L lineages they have the ancestral marker.........the latest mutation and nearly every mutation in between. The same thing is true of E lineages, I am not sure why you cannot figure that one out.

A3b2 is not a Khoisan nor pygmy marker. Where are you getting that nonsense from? Furthermore A3b1 is not found in East Africa at all. A3b2 is especially Nilotic in its later stages. Its early history is unknown.
Thank you. This stupid nonsense about males being exterminated is ridiculous.

East African skulls
This is very stupid using more recent historical contexts (rape of native women and extremination of men etc.) to a population that had an ethnogenesis over hundreds of thousands of years and that is home to the greatest genetic diversity and some of the oldest genetic markers in Africa as well as where all Out of Africa populations originated. This is simply Trolling.

Guess this mother and son
what are they?

Classify an actress
lol well excuse me if my guess was wrong I was basing it off of the predominately European Latinos that I've seen I have no clue about Bulgaria