Group: Veddid


East Veddid type, native to the forests of South-East Asia. Was more widespread in historic times and has probably pushed back the even older Negritids. Today a few relict populations remain. Typified by the Senoi (Semai, Temiar, Mahmeri, Chewong...) of the Malay Peninsula. Common in Moken, Degar, Porr, and Shompen. More mixed in Khmer, Sumatrans, Ka, Chinbok, and their neighbours.

Physical Traits:

Medium to dark brown skin, wavy to curly hair. Short, ectomorph, mildly brachyskelic. Mesocephalic, sometimes dolichocephalic, mildly hypsicranic, small-headed. Mesorrhine, sometimes very short nose. Features often infantile, especially in women. Males may show a receding forehead and superciliary arches. Mild to significant prognathy common, chin slightly receding.


Detailed early investigations were made by Martin (1905) and Schebesta (1927). The type was named Senoid by Eickstedt (1937). In other publications part of the East Veddid spectrum (Eickstedt, 1944, Eickstedt, 1952). He included Lundman's (1967) Khmerid, that was regarded as Mongoloid admixed by most others (Biasutti, 1967).

Similar types:

North Gondid Khmerid
Vedda Semangid
Jahai Semangid Toalid
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