A Racial Study of the Fijians

A Racial Study of the Fijians

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Excerpt: ... Breadth No.RangeMeanS.D.C.V. Total sample81524-5534.33.29.3 Interior15427-4133.72.57.4 East12029-4034.14.011.7 Coast21029-5534.73.911.2 N.W.7925-4233.82.98.6 Tonga (Sullivan)11625-4234.52.67.6 Ear breadth is also generous, and regional differences hardly exceed 1.5 mm., including the Tongans. Ear Index No.RangeMeanS.D.C.V. Total sample81538-6251.65.09.7 Interior15440-6151.13.67.0 East12041-5950.65.811.5 Coast21042-6252.16.712.9 N.W.7938-5950.94.07.9 Tonga (Sullivan)11641-6252.43.97.5 Length-breadth ear ratios indicate that coastal groups have somewhat broader, and the northwestern people the relative longest, ears. Bicanine Breadth No.RangeMeanS.D.C.V. Total sample81524-7239.811.719.4 Interior15437-4939.910.716.8 East12036-6841.87.47.7 Coast21024-7239.013.414.3 N.W.7938-4938.614.016.3 Bicanine breadth is characteristically great among Fijians, reflecting the ample jaws and teeth. Widest diameters are seen in the east, followed by the hill people of the interior. The northwestern groups have the least bicanine diameter. Pg 12 MORPHOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS PIGMENTATION Skin Color: Exposed BrunetSwarthyLt. BrnMed. BrnDk. BrnBlackTotal No. %No. %No. %No. %No. %No. % Total sample1 .015 .630 4400 48377 460 0813 Interior0 00 01 155 3697 630 0153 East0 03 212 1099 836 60 0120 Coast0 01 07 385 41116 560 0209 N.W.0 00 01 142 5336 460 079 Fiji II0 00 00 0128 965 40 0133 Solomons0 00 00 04 579 932 385 Tonga(Range: Lt. Brown to Dk. Brown.) Color of skin includes exposed and unexposed areas. The former was observed on the face, since the Fijians do not use any kind of face or head covering. This condition in the total series divides itself quite evenly between medium brown and dark brown. A few have light-brown skin; only six individuals are classified as swarthy and brunet. None was judged to be completely black. The Fijians of Howells' series are described as 96 per cent medium brown 15 and 5 per cent dark brown, a discrepancy I would attribute to personal...show more

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