North Gondid

Group: Veddid


Ancient phenotype native to North Central India, found up to the Himalaya. Gondid proper type, the robust counterpart of South Gondids. Common in Gond, Kurukh, Bhil, Juang, Baiga. More mixed in Chota Nagpur and in Munda (with Kolids) and Mardia (with South Gondids). A frequent type, much more populous than other Veddids.

Physical Traits:

Dark brown skin, wavy, sometimes curly hair. Short, brachyskelic, endomorph to ectomorph. Dolicho- mesocephalic, mildly hypsicranic, small-headed. Meso- platyrrhine nose. The face tends to be low and round, although it is longer than in other Veddids. From those, Gondids also differ by a higher nasal roots and taller bodies. Mild prognathy is common, the chin slightly receding.


Eickstedt (1931, 1937) defined North Gondid as its proper variety. Lundman (1967) and Biasutti, 1967 kept the name. Haddon's (1925) Pre-Dravidian is similar. Sarkar (1961) included it in Australoid. Genetics indicate links to Australids (Pugacha et al. 2013).

Similar types:

Kolid Senoid
Malid South Gondid
Vedda North Australid
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