Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Caucasian

1. eighteenth century name for the indigenous peoples of Europe and Asia Minor; one of the five often-cited racial varieties recognized by Blumenbach (1790); others were Ethiopian, Malayan, American, and Mongolian.

2. any of 300 languages spoken by people in the region of the Caucasus mountains.

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