Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Micro-race

Isolated population that is not a member of a larger geographical race or group, and that had adapted to isolation and local conditions such that they can be easily distinguished from other groups. Traditional examples of micro-races include the Ainu of Japan, the Andamanese, the Mbuti pygmies, and the Sami of Scandinavia.

Cf. geographical race and local race.

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