Group: Sinid, South Mongolid


South Sinid subvariety with less pronounced Sinid features that often tend to be very gracile. Typical for the old province of Annam in Vietnam. Developed through continuous Sinid expansions to the South and assimilation of indigenous South Mongolid and even Veddoid elements. Most common in Central Vietnam, slightly more mixed in South Vietnam. Sporadically across Indochina and South China.

Physical Traits:

Yellowish light brown skin, often slightly darker than in other South Sinids. Coarse straight to slightly wavy hair. (Rather) short, macro- mesoskelic, ectomorph with very gracile bodies. Brachycephalic, hypsicranic. Mesorrhine or mildly leptorrhine nose that is higher than in other South Sinids. The face is longer and fine-featured, eyes larger, features deviate in a Europiform direction, mouth smaller. Eyes slanting, sometimes with epicanthic folds. Body hair scant.


Named and defined as the southernmost South Sinid variety by Eickstedt (1938-1940, 1944) during his expeditions in Asia. Biasutti (1967), Vogel (1974) already place it closer to South / Paleo Mongoloid, Lundman (1967) close to Malaid. Anthropometric analysis by Olivier (1967) .

Similar types:

Tonkinesid Chukiangid
East Shanid Deutero Malayid
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