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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 2 months ago

What race are the people of the Caucasus?

For example Chechens Ingush, Avars, etc.

Some of them look Eastern European, but some look Middle Eastern. What would you classify them as?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They're Caucasoid of the European variety. Most Caucasoids descend from the CHG, with their Urheimat being Mesopotamia. Most Europeans further West have small levels of CHG, but it's mostly WHG, Yamanya/EHG, Neolithic Iranian, etc. 

    The Caucauses are extremely diverse though. For example, the Balkars, Karchays, Kumyks, Azerbaijanis, etc. are of Turkic descent, but genomically more similar to Caucasians than they are to, let's say, Yakutians. The Ossetians (Alans) are descended from a migratory group from Central Asia, but this was the Scythians, who were white (Central Asia used to be an extension of Europe racially). 

    The only except to this would be the Kamlyk Oirats, who are Asian. They're of Mongolic descent and migrated there recently. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They are Caucasians, just like most Europeans, and they are the descendants of the direct ancestors of most Europeans, Arabs, Persians, many Indians, Afghans, Pakistanis and North Africans. Europeans evolved from Central Asians that entered Europe 40,000 years ago. Then, 24,000 years ago, many Europeans migrated to the Caucasus region because the ice age reached its maximum and Europe became too cold, and the Middle East was even drier than it is now. When the ice age ended 13,000 years ago, the people in the Caucasus migrated back to Europe, to the Middle East and later, about 10,000 years ago some people from the Middle East migrated to Europe, Egypt, India and North Africa after the invention of agriculture resulted in a population boom.

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  • Zirp
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    2 months ago

    Scientifically/genetically, all humans alive are the same race: Homo Sapiens Sapiens

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  • 2 months ago

    There is no simple answer to that.  It's like asking what race Hispanic people are.  It's a very diverse region with a very complicated history. 

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