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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Racial origins of North Caucasians?

Im very curious about the racial and genetic characteristics of the Chechens and other peoples of the Caucasus whos speak North Caucasian languages. If they do have common lineage with other "white" indo-european peoples then why do they speak unrelated languages(N Caucasian languages are agglutinative, unlike Indo-European toungues which are fusional)?

like Q said, language and skin color do not correlate. the true caucasians, that is speakers of the caucasus languages, have their origins extending back to the some of the ancient anatolian languages such as hattic and kaskian and perhaps hurrian.

Language groupings don't follow genetic groupings. It's as simple as that. Plus, we know that there was a European language group that preceded and was replaced by Indo-European (and Indo-European likely originated in the Caucasus region, for that matter--possibly from the Kurgan area. The pre-European language remains only in groups like the Basques.

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