East Pamirid

Group: Turanid


The most Europoid Pamirid subtype. Most common in Pamiri speakers of the Pamir Mountains in Eastern Tajikistan and Northern Afghanistan, especially in the areas of Rushan, Shugan, and Vakhan. Closer to Armenoid than other Turanids. Represents a relict of an Armenoid-like group once widespread in West and Central Asia.

Physical Traits:

Light brown skin, straight or wavy, often brown hair, and mixed eyes. Medium height to rather tall, mesoskelic, ectomorph. Brachycephalic, hypsicranic. Leptorrhine, prominent, sometimes convex nose. Body hair relatively strong, eyebrows thick, sometimes united, eyes never slanting. Compared to Armenoid never prognathous, less hairy, with a lower nasal root and less convex nose.


Defined as the Pamir variety of the Central-Asiatic-Inter-River race by Oshanin (1964), this race was also called Pamiro-Ferghan (Debets, 1974; Alekseev and Gochman, 1983). Haddon(1925) identified a Pamir type early, Eickstedt (1937) called it Pamirid. The most typical Turanid for Schwidetzky (1950). Biasutti (1967) combined it with Anatolid to Anatolico-Pamiran.

Similar types:

Armenid Central Pamirid
Anatolid Indo Nordic
Plains Pamirid
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