anonymous50 Posted December 2, 2021 Report Share Posted December 2, 2021 When I use the term "black," I am referring to both the Australoid and African peoples. I think that some people who belong to other racial categories have a visible black admixture. According to anthropologists, there are two "black" races of people who look almost exactly alike but are not related. The first is the African or Negroid race which consists of all Sub-Saharan black people. Then there is the Australoid race which includes Australian aboriginals, Southeast Asian Negritos, and South Pacific Melanesians. But, both groups share phenotypical similarities of very dark skin, broad noses, full lips, and kinky hair(except for Australian aboriginal). Southeast Asians are members of the Mongoloid race that have a lot of Negrito/Australoid admixture. Archaeologist Peter Bellwood once referred to the region as being a clinal "Mongoloid-Australoid Zone." Even the language that Southeast Asians speak is classified as being Austronesian. This is due to the fact that Negritos were the native people of Southeast Asia and maybe China. You can see it in some Filipinos. The Negrito admixture manifests itself through through darker skin, rounder faces, broader noses and fuller lips. The line of demarcation between Mongoloid and Negrito really becomes blurred in the Aeta People. East Indians also manifest Australoid features because an Australoid Aboriginal-like people were the original inhabitants of India. They are basically a mixture of the Mediterranean race and Australoids. There is a sizable degree of African admixture in some Latin American mestizos as a result of the African slave trade. Even though the term mestizos is mostly applied to people of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry, it does not exclude some degree of African admixture. The term Mestizo means mixed blood in Spanish. The following picture is of a Venezuelan family. The Second picture is of an Afro mestizo family in Mexico. A lot of Middle Easterners, especially North Africans have a noticeable Sub-Sahara Strain. Many Egyptian and Moroccan children are almost indistinguishable from mulatto with their swarthy skins and curly hair. Of course the biggest difference between these people and blacks is that they are not black. In fact, some of them would become offended if you suggested they had some African or Australoid ancestry. But, Negroid/Australoid features are still exhibited in their phenotypes. They are mixed at best. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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