Australoid (race)

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The Australoid race is a racial classification used to refer to aboriginal people of Australia, Melanesia, as well as parts of Southeast Asia.[1]

Historical anthropologist suggested some Australoid tribes in India[2], South Indian people especially Tamil ethnicity people have genes in common with Australian aborigines. Anthropologists believe that South Indian people are Australoid and due to the historical invasions of other race people, now they have a variety of appearances. In the Out of Africa theory, the ancestors of the Australoids, the Proto-Australoids, are thought to have been the first branch off from the Proto-Humans to migrate from Africa about 60,000 years ago.[3] Hypothetically, this migration might have taken place along the now submerged land bridge in the continental shelf of the northern shore of the Indian Ocean, reaching Australia about 50,000 years ago. However, this idea has been contested.

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  1. Huxley T.H. 1870. On the geographical distribution of the chief modifications of mankind. Journal of the Ethnological Society of London/
  2. Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn (2006). Race and Racism: An Introduction. Rowman Altamira. ISBN 9780759107953.
  3. P. Skoglund & D. Reich 2016. A genomic view of the peopling of the Americas. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 41: 27–35, doi: 10.1016/j.gde.2016.06.016.