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Questioner
02-16-2019, 10:46 PM
I've seen both groups they both have Indic features. Their skin colours are different but their facial features are similar.

Punjabis

https://www.icytales.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Bhangra.jpg
https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1505317673127-98fcd79970d9?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&w=1000&q=80
https://noorulaminpix.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/179002_183699324983732_181367178550280_561901_2384 725_n.jpg
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/image_data/file/13433/man-farmer-pakistan.jpg
https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/518-1.jpg
https://www.hindustantimes.com/rf/image_size_960x540/HT/p2/2018/04/20/Pictures/garhshankar-resident-pakistan-kiran-married-photo-pakistani_1b01809c-44ac-11e8-9c90-d40a08109dff.jpg
http://www.asianfortunenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/mela-1.jpg

Questioner
02-16-2019, 10:49 PM
Tamils

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRWTOCM1U-F3G2R9phoEGwdrjBRtqc259C3BFLSyjcW_R_PxmMpeQ
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/article23543663.ece/alternates/FREE_660/SRILANKAWARREFUGEES
http://im.rediff.com/news/2016/may/16votes1.jpg

Disaffection
02-16-2019, 10:55 PM
we all look similar

Questioner
02-17-2019, 12:28 AM
we all look similar

Both punjabis and Tamils have range from sharp to not sharp features

Dna8
02-17-2019, 12:29 AM
Same general meta aesthetic.

But I'm sure for Indic eyes the differences are plain too.

Disaffection
02-17-2019, 12:36 AM
That is a very unsightly crowd at the top btw

Thambi
02-17-2019, 12:45 AM
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-d728c55ee916f4164f1bd3f917f936a1.webp

This picture exists for a reason. Although exaggerated with the explanation, the faces in that picture are relatively common for their respective regions. From afar, most indians will look like brown blobs but if you observe their features, facial metrics, skin texture, head sizes, and other factors closely there are huge differences.

I have not been to punjab but I have been to rajasthan and western UP. South indians in these areas stand out quite easily.

Questioner
02-17-2019, 12:47 AM
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-d728c55ee916f4164f1bd3f917f936a1.webp

This picture exists for a reason. Although exaggerated with the explanation, the faces in that picture are relatively common for their respective regions. From afar, most indians will look like brown blobs but if you observe their features, facial metrics, skin texture, head sizes, and other factors closely there are huge differences.

I have not been to punjab but I have been to rajasthan and western UP. South indians in these areas stand out quite easily.

Do non south Asians see these differences?

Thambi
02-17-2019, 12:48 AM
Do others except south Asians see these differences?

if they see differences between koreans, chinese, and japanese LOLL then I dont see why they would have trouble differentiating punjabis and tamils

Questioner
02-17-2019, 12:53 AM
if they see differences between koreans, chinese, and japanese LOLL then yes I'd definitely expect them to see differences between tamils and punjabis.

true

They're genetically so similar
https://i0.wp.com/www.harappadna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/caste1.jpg

NPKTO
02-17-2019, 12:54 AM
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-d728c55ee916f4164f1bd3f917f936a1.webp

This picture exists for a reason. Although exaggerated with the explanation, the faces in that picture are relatively common for their respective regions. From afar, most indians will look like brown blobs but if you observe their features, facial metrics, skin texture, head sizes, and other factors closely there are huge differences.

I have not been to punjab but I have been to rajasthan and western UP. South indians in these areas stand out quite easily.
South Indian pictures are heavily cherrypicked imo. They should've cherrypicked from upper caste South Indians if they want to do fair comparison lol. Anyways, I do think there's some difference between North and South India. Northwest India was migration/invasion corridor to South Asia, so they're more phenotypically diverse than rest of South Asia.

Disaffection
02-17-2019, 12:58 AM
South Indian pictures are heavily cherrypicked imo. They should've cherrypicked from upper caste South Indians if they want to do fair comparison lol. Anyways, I do think there's some difference between North and South India. Northwest India was migration/invasion corridor to South Asia, so they're more phenotypically diverse than rest of South Asia.

Yeah, they always pick Tamils and shit like that. A lot of Kerala people and mid castes dont look horribly different from other Indians.

Thambi
02-17-2019, 01:03 AM
true

They're genetically so similar

This chart is very outdated. Check out some gedmatch results.

This PCA below demonstrates how diverse indians are. tamil brahmins and tamil dalits are as different from each other as northern europeans are from kurds. With addition of pakistanis(similar to indian punjabis) and irulas (tribals), the differences are immense.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ish7688voT0/TEdgg08HnTI/AAAAAAAACgg/SHVjodGXK8g/s1600/eurasian-pca.jpg

Questioner
02-17-2019, 01:05 AM
South Indian pictures are heavily cherrypicked imo. They should've cherrypicked from upper caste South Indians if they want to do fair comparison lol. Anyways, I do think there's some difference between North and South India. Northwest India was migration/invasion corridor to South Asia, so they're more phenotypically diverse than rest of South Asia.


If you change colours I think they can still pass for each other in that picture

Questioner
02-17-2019, 01:08 AM
This chart is very outdated. Check out some gedmatch results.

This PCA below demonstrates how diverse indians are. tamil brahmins and dalits are as different from each other as northern europeans are from kurds. With addition of pakistanis(similar to punjabis) and irulas (tribals), the differences are immense.


Lol i don't think so

The differences aren't that big.

Disaffection
02-17-2019, 01:16 AM
Lol i don't think so

The differences aren't that big.

They are that big. Trust me. Genetically speaking at least because phenotype is a different story with lots of overlap.

Questioner
02-17-2019, 01:28 AM
They are that big. Trust me. Genetically speaking at least because phenotype is a different story with lots of overlap.

There's some genetic difference but its much less than difference between kurds and northern europe.

The PCA was published before the chart so how can the chart be outdated if the PCA isn't?

Disaffection
02-17-2019, 01:32 AM
There's some genetic difference but its much less than difference between kurds and northern europe.

The PCA was published before the chart so how can the chart be outdated if the PCA isn't?

Okay actually yes on G25 the difference appears to be less but its still pretty large. I used Mala as substitute for TN scheduled caste. The distance between kurd and norwegian is 18 while Mala and TN Brahmin is 10.

lameduck
02-17-2019, 01:38 AM
there are some similarities between all south asians (because of ancient shared ancestry), i have seen Sirilankans who look paki punjabi to me, but when you will take large groups differences will be obvious to natives.

Thambi
02-17-2019, 01:39 AM
There's some genetic difference but its much less than difference between kurds and northern europe.

The PCA was published before the chart so how can the chart be outdated if the PCA isn't?

This new PCA shows similar trend. Its more recent than the other two charts.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/PCA_of_the_combined_autosomal_SNP_data_of_Jewish_a nd_Eurasians.png

Disaffection
02-17-2019, 01:47 AM
im so tired about how all these studies revolve around jews man

Chocolate_Hound
05-16-2021, 08:17 PM
Same general meta aesthetic.

But I'm sure for Indic eyes the differences are plain too.

It's not just the eyes. The mouth and teeth are also a dead giveaway

Corporate_Demolisher
08-18-2021, 12:28 AM
Tamils are significantly uglier. You don't know "ugly" until you've seen a South Indian