Fenno Nordid

Group: East Europid , Nordid


Ancient type of Northeastern Europe, sometimes placed in Nordid, sometimes East Baltid. Associated with Finno-Ugric people, once widespread in Russia. Today a minority element in Eastern Finns, e.g. Mordvins, Komi (esp around Vashka), Mari, Udmurts, and Carelians, sometimes in Russians, Western Finns, Balts, and even Saami. Some relict groups exist in Siberia.

Physical Traits:

Pale skin, straight, red to white-blonde sometimes reddish-brown hair. Light, often water-blue eyes. Rather tall, meso- macroskelic, ecto- mesomorph, with an angular build. Head is shorter than in other Nordids and usually meso- brachycephalic, the nose straight, relatively high and leptorrhine. Facial features softer, forehead straighter, nose less prominent.


Named and described by Eickstedt (1934) and kept by later authors (Wellisch, 1937; Vogel, 1974; Knussmann, 1996). Biasutti (1967) placed it in the Nordic variety "Finnic". Lundman (1940) described his Savolaxid as a mixture of Tavastid and Fenno Nordid. Some place it in East Baltic (see editors note, Lundman, 1964).

Similar types:

Aisto Nordid Savolaxid
Tavastid Proto Nordid
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