Caspian race

Caspian race is a term historically used in the early 20th century for scientific racism, as one of the sub-races of the Caucasian race.[1][2] The Caspian subtype is considered as a branch of the Mediterranean race or Irano-Afghan race.[3] The Caspian race was said to correspond to the other ancient ethnic formation of the southeast, which is represented in the present Tats and Azerbaijanis whose ethnic type is subjected to essential linguist changes.[4]

The phenotype has been said to be prevalent among the Azerbaijanis, Kumyks and Tsakhurs.[5][6] Genrietta Leonidovna Khit states that as a form of racial admixture the Caspian subtype is represented among Turkmens and Talyshs.[3][7]


  1. Race and Racism: An Introduction (see also) by Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Pages 127–133, Publication Date: December 8, 2005, ISBN 0759107955
  2. The Races of Europe by Carleton S. Coon
  3. 1 2 A. Stini, William (1979). Physiological and Morphological Adaptation and Evolution. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  4. Contributions to the physical anthropology of the Soviet Union by Viktor Valerianovich Bunak, page 14
  5. L.M. Minz (2007). The Hidden Frontier: Ecology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley. Olma Media Group. pp. 282, 288, 454, 493. ISBN 978-5-373-01053-5.
  6. W.P. Alekseev. (2009). Избранное: Происхождение народов Кавказа (in Russian). Наука. p. 229. ISBN 978-5-02-035547-7.
  7. Khitʹ, G. L. (Genrietta Leonidovna Khitʹ) (1983). Dermatoglyphics of the USSR Peoples (Dermatoglifika narodov SSSR) (in Russian). Наука. OCLC 654385877.

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