Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Local Race

Population that is a member of a larger geographical race or group, but that has adapted to local conditions such that they can be distinguished from neighboring groups. Traditional examples of local races include the Bushmen of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Apache, Arctic Inuit, and other clusters within the Americas, and the Basques, Alpines and Southern Mediterraneans of Europe. Aka varieties.

Cf. geographical race and micro-race.

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