Dinarid (proper)

Group: Dinarid


Central European type typical for mountain and forest regions. Presents the counterpart of Alpinids. The name derives from the Dinaric Alps in former Yugoslavia, where the type is commonly found among Serbs, Croats, Montenegrins, Bosniaks, and their relatives. Also typical for the Eastern Alps (esp. Tyrol), Carpathians, South Germany, Austria, Albania, West Ukraine. Extends to France, Western Greece, Bulgarian mountains, Italy, and other regions of Europe.

Physical Traits:

Light brown skin. Wavy, sometimes straight, dark brown hair and brown eyes. Tall, meso- sometimes brachyskelic, mesomorph with short arms. (Hyper-)brachycephalic, hypsicranic with a flat occiput. The nose is prominent, long, convex and hyperleptorrhine. Face long with bony and coarse features. Chin strong, but round, lips rather thin, hair abundant. Forehead broad, sloping, and high.


First described by Deniker (1900) as Adriatic. Biasutti (1967) regarded Dinarid an Adriatic subtype. The type appears in most systems (Škerlj, 1936; Coon, 1939; Eickstedt, 1952; Biasutti, 1967; Lundman, 1988; Knussmann, 1996; Vondernach, 2008). Škerlj's (1936) Savids may be regarded as a light-eyed variety.

Similar types:

Norid Carpathid
Baskid Litorid
Mtebid Armenid
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