Acta Anthropologica Sinica ›› 2019, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (02): 276-284.doi: 10.16359/j.cnki.cn11-1963/q.2017.0016

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Physical characteristics of the Lingao people

YU Keli1, REN Jiayi1, LI Yonglan2, ZHENG Lianbin1,*()   

  1. 1. College of Life Sciences, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Animal and Plant Resistance, Tianjin 300387
    2. Institute of Life Science and Technology, Inner Mongolia Normal University, Huhhot010022
  • Received:2016-04-18 Revised:2016-11-12 Online:2019-05-15 Published:2020-09-10
  • Contact: ZHENG Lianbin


This investigation was carried out in accordance with the methods from Martin’s Anthropometric Methods. For this work, 71 body mass indices of 417 Lingao adults (211 male, 206 female) in Hainan Provincewere investigated, 18 body mass indices were calculated, and the Lingao physical characteristics were compared to ethnic data. The results are as follows.The head-facial characteristics of the Lingao were brachycephaly, hypsicephalic, metriocephalic, euryprosopy, and mesorrhiny. The body characteristics of the Lingaoshowed medium stature, mesatiskelic, medium chest circumference, broad shoulder breadth, medium distance between iliac crests, and a long trunk. Compared with other ethnic groups in Hainan, the head, face and facial features of the Lingao were wider, the height of face and nose were smaller, and stature was wide and high. Cluster analysis showed that the physical characteristics of Lingao were close to Han in other areas and North Asian ethnic groups.

Key words: Anthropometry, Physique, Hainan, Lingao

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