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Andamanese 4’ 10 1/2’’

This is the figure given by Mr. Portman (Journal of Anthropological Institute, vol. 25, p. 366) and by Dr. Haddon (Races of Man and their Distribution, p. 9), and is very near the 4’10 3/4’’ given by Mr. Man (The Andaman Islanders, p. 5), and adopted by Messrs. Skeat and Blagden (Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula, p. 573).

Semang 4’ 10 3/4’’
    Skeat and Blagden (Pagan Races, &c., p. 573) and Haddon (Races
    of Man, &c., p. 9).

Aetas 4’ 10’’

This is Dr. Haddon’s figure (Races of Man, &c., p. 9), and it is within half an inch of the 4’ l0 1/2’’ given by Dr. Semper (Journal of Anthropology for October, 1870, p. 135).  Dr. Meyer gives a number of varying measurements (see Journal of Anthropological Institute, vol. 25, p. 174), and Reed gives the average of 48 males, some of whom were not pure types, only 4’ 9” (Negritos of Zambales, p. 32).

Dutch New Guinea dwarfs 4’ 9’’

    Captain Rawling (Geographical Journal, vol. 38, p. 245).

Mafulu 5’ 1’’

    It is merely suggested by me that they are partly negrito,
    which, if correct, would explain the somewhat higher stature.

General Physique.

Andamanese

    Well proportioned, and with good muscular development (Man,
    Journal of Anthropological Institute, vol. 12, pp. 72 and 73).

Semang

    Sturdily built (Haddon, Races of Man, &c., p. 9).

Aetas

Well formed and sprightly (Earle, Papuans, p. 123), and with limbs which, corresponding to their stature, are uncommonly slender, but well formed (Semper, Journal of Anthropology for October, 1870, p. 135).  Well-built little men with broad chests, symmetrical limbs, and well-developed muscles (Reed, Negritos of Zambales, p. 34).

Dutch New Guinea dwarfs

    Of sturdy build (Rawling, Geographical Journal, vol. 38, p. 241).

Mafulu

    Fairly strong and muscular, but rather slender and slight in
    development.

Cephalic Index.

Andamanese 82

    This is Dr. Haddon’s figure (Races of Man, &c.,
    p. 9).  Messrs. Skeat and Blagden say they are decidedly
    brachycephalic (Pagan Races, &c., p. 573).

Semang 78.9

    Dr. Haddon’s figure (Races of Man, &c., p. 9).  Skeat and Blagden
    describe them as brachycephalic to mesatecephalic (Pagan Races,
    &c.
, p. 34).

Aetas 80

Dr. Haddon’s figure (Races of Man, &c., p. 9).  Skeat and Blagden describe them as decidedly brachycephalic (Pagan Races, &c., p. 573).  Reed gives 82 as the average (Negritos of Zambales, p. 34).

Dutch New Guinea dwarfs 80.2

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