Acta Anthropologica Sinica ›› 2022, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (02): 282-294.doi: 10.16359/j.1000-3193/AAS.2021.0015

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Stature characteristics of the Chinese Mongolians

DALAI Wuyun1(), ZHENG Lianbin2, LI Yonglan1,3()   

  1. 1. College of Life Science and Technology, Inner Mongolia Normal University, Hohhot 010022
    2. College of Life Science, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Animal and Plant Resistance, Tianjin 300387
    3. College of Ethnologys and Anthropology,Inner Mongolia Normal University, Hohhot 010022
  • Received:2020-10-13 Revised:2020-12-18 Online:2022-04-15 Published:2022-04-13
  • Contact: LI Yonglan;


The paper is to study the stature of Mongolians in China. The adults stature of 4410 Chinese Mongolians (43% man; 57% women) was measured so as to analyze the stature classification and the variation trend of stature between different age groups and ethnic groups. The stature of Mongolian men is hyper-middle stature, while that of women is middle stature. Among 13 Mongolian ethnic groups, the stature of men in Ejina Torgouts are the tallest but the shortest ones in Yunnan while the stature of women in Ordos are the tallest but the shortest ones in Yunnan. The tall stature of men and women are with the highest occurrence rate, while with the lower occurrence rate of shorter and taller stature. The stature of Chinese Mongolians is close to the stature of other Chinese northern ethnic groups, higher than that of Chinese 7 southern ethnic groups, lower than that of Han nationality in the north, higher than that of Han nationality in the south, and lower than Japanese and Koreans. The stature difference among 13 ethnic groups is statistically important. Mongolians have higher stature than other ethnic groups in China.

Key words: Mongolian, Stature, Ethnic group, Age, Measurement

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