Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Geographical Race

Population that is geographically separated from other such populations of the same species with which they could interbreed, and that has evolved to the extent that it might be considered a subspecies or incipient species. Traditional examples of geographical races in humans include African, American Indian, Asian, Australian, European, Indian, Melanesian-Papuan, Micronesian, and Polynesian.

Cf. local race and micro-race.

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