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Blood Groups among the Khasis

Nature volume 142, page 797 (29 October 1938) | Download Citation



THE Khasis are inhabitants of the district of Khasia and Jaintia Hills, Assam. They are short statured with a high mesocephalic head, a meso-prosopic face and a mesorrhine nose, and in the height of the root of the nose above the level of the orbit they are pro-opic. The head varies from long to medium and has a high vault. The hair is of medium growth, straight and black in colour. The forehead is vertical and medium in height. The depression of the nose is shallow and the nasal bridge is concave. The malars are prominent and there is no alveolar prognathism. The lips are of medium thickness, the chin ordinary and the angle of the lower jaw medium. The eye colour is light brown and the eye slit is horizontal.

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  1. Anthropological Laboratory, University, Calcutta. Sept. 10.

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