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samario
12-15-2019, 07:24 AM
There are a ton of ethnic groups in India. Are they Caucasian or at least some of them?

Is it true India was ruled by a light-skinned elite in the past (not talking about British colonisation).

Are Afghans, Pakistanis, Indians Caucasian? Please discuss.

samario
12-15-2019, 07:26 AM
To me, most Indians are really dark-skinned but their facial features differ greatly from those of Mongoloids. Perhaps Indians from the north are both light-skinned and Caucasian regarding facial features.

DNA testing companies (23AndMe, etc.) should create new categories within South Asia. South Asian is too broad.

Trouble
12-15-2019, 07:38 AM
If you define Caucasian as west eurasian then no, they are mixed. Genetically they model like mixed race samples.

Pater Patota
12-15-2019, 07:40 AM
Imo, Indians are like 50% Caucasoid to me.

Afghanis and Pashtuns are mostly Caucasoid, like 90%.

samario
12-15-2019, 07:42 AM
Where in India do these people live? Are they common?

https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-19754023725a5ff2f51a07154ea71e3f

https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-490f995fc739ab307292cd4709e7d82e

https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-df9604fe017bd8cf8ae5f7fbbf93a770

Zuh
12-15-2019, 07:47 AM
The average Indian looks low casta with significant Australoid features.


https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRrbsSPxZ0a9rk_bVJyKX59vKI4Pxm iiwXj7nD-AWZ_PfF77SB3

samario
12-15-2019, 07:47 AM
If you define Caucasian as west eurasian then no, they are mixed. Genetically they model like mixed race samples.

Maybe Southern Indians do. Dravidians live there and apparently some SSAs arrived there. Indo-Aryans lean more towards the Caucasian side of the spectrum or so it's said.

Zuh
12-15-2019, 07:47 AM
The average Indian looks low casta with significant Australoid features.


https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRrbsSPxZ0a9rk_bVJyKX59vKI4Pxm iiwXj7nD-AWZ_PfF77SB3

Trouble
12-15-2019, 07:52 AM
Where in India do these people live? Are they common?

https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-19754023725a5ff2f51a07154ea71e3f

https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-490f995fc739ab307292cd4709e7d82e

https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-df9604fe017bd8cf8ae5f7fbbf93a770

first one is south indian the two ambiguous looking guys are from north/west india

Pater Patota
12-15-2019, 07:55 AM
Where in India do these people live? Are they common?

https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-19754023725a5ff2f51a07154ea71e3f

https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-490f995fc739ab307292cd4709e7d82e

https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-df9604fe017bd8cf8ae5f7fbbf93a770

The last guy's face somehow looks aesthetically Armenian, Georgian.Imo, he looks clearly Caucasian to me.

Trouble
12-15-2019, 07:56 AM
Maybe Southern Indians do. Dravidians live there and apparently some SSAs arrived there. Indo-Aryans lean more towards the Caucasian side of the spectrum or so it's said.

there is no SSA admixture at all except trace levels in some Muslims. All Indians are mixed.

Trouble
12-15-2019, 07:57 AM
The average Indian looks low casta with significant Australoid features.


https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRrbsSPxZ0a9rk_bVJyKX59vKI4Pxm iiwXj7nD-AWZ_PfF77SB3

Looks like me

Dna8
12-15-2019, 08:07 AM
The average Indian looks low casta with significant Australoid features.


https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRrbsSPxZ0a9rk_bVJyKX59vKI4Pxm iiwXj7nD-AWZ_PfF77SB3

All three look like such nice men.

Southern Indians > Northern Indians

^According to this Serbian's heart.

Sora
12-15-2019, 08:09 AM
Yes, they mostly are. But can't say the same thing for South Indians.

Dna8
12-15-2019, 08:13 AM
Yes, they mostly are. But can't say the same thing for South Indians.

You are subscribed to the two spectra model?

Sora
12-15-2019, 08:19 AM
You are subscribed to the two spectra model?


No. I'm just an Asia enthusiast

Dna8
12-15-2019, 08:21 AM
All three look like such nice men.

Southern Indians > Northern Indians

^According to this Serbian's heart.

I am a Dravidian Nationalist, after all, as per my profile.

Herr Galke
12-15-2019, 09:24 PM
I work with people who are Indian of some sort. You have Guyanese Indians (is Hindustani correct term?) who have dark skin and black hair but you can tell they're not Caribbean. And I worship with Indians who are still dark skinned but lighter than Guyanese. And lastly Indians who are light skinned but still have color.