What are the different human races?

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Over time many different racial classifications have existing numbering anywhere between 6 and several hundred. Below are a few of these.

  • Khoid (Hottentot) race
  • Sanid (Bushmen) race
  • Central Congoid race (Geographic center and origin in the Congo river basin)
  • Bambutid race (African Pygmies)
  • Aethiopid race (Ethiopia, Somalia)
  • Mediterranid race (from Mediterranean areas)
  • Dinaric race (predominant in western Balkans [Dinaric Mountains] and northern Italy)
  • Alpine race
  • Ladogan race (named after Lake Ladoga; indigenous to Russia; includes Lappish subrace of arctic Europe)
  • Nordish or Northern European race
  • Armenid race (Armenia, Syria, Lebanon and northern Iraq)
  • Turanid race (Kazakhstan, Hungary and Turkey)
  • Irano-Afghan race (Iran and Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey)
  • Indic or Nordindid race (Pakistan and northern India)
  • Dravidic race (India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka)
  • Veddoid race (remnant Australoid population in central and southern India) Melanesian race (New Guinea, Papua, Solomon Islands)
  • Australian-Tasmanian race (Australian Aborigines)
  • Northeast Asian or Northern Mogoloid race (China, Manchuria, Korea and Japan)
  • Southeast Asian or Southern Mongoloid race (China, Indochina, Thailand, Myanmar [Burma], Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines)
  • Micronesian-Polynesian race
  • Ainuid race (remnants of aboriginal population in northern Japan)
  • Tungid race (Mongolia and Siberia, Eskimos)
  • Amerindian race (American Indians)

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