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Old 01-26-2014, 06:00 AM
 
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This thread is kinda ridiculous...

Anyhow, yes most portuguese people have dark brown and/or black and brown eyes.

There is also a strong prevalence of hazel eyes.

In the North of Portugal, there's a big prevalence of crystal blue eyes as well and lighter hair color.

Dark brown and darker eyes is common in spain, portugal and greece.

Italians, opposite what most people may think they are more pale in terms of skin tones, and usually are medium brown, lighter brown hair color and also lighter eye color as well.

I'm Portuguese and have Black hair and light brown eyes. My dad has black hair and greenish/turquoise eyes
There is some truths in what you are saying, Portuguese are not as dark as people were thinking, true.
Between 19% and 30% of Portuguese have light eyes(blue, green, gray,etc...), the rest have dark eyes. People with pure blonde hair are quite rare, but between 17% and 23% have dark blonde, light brown, auburn-colored hair. Truly or pure red hair as mine is seen occasionally. This is according to proper statistics, black hair is common in Portugal, but is not the predominant hair color which dark brown and the predominant eye colors are brown and hazel. Again according to recent studies on pigmentation in European populations done in 2012, Portuguese have lighter hair than Italians and are similar in eye colors.

 
Old 01-26-2014, 06:25 AM
 
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For me Roy keane has black hair, and there are tons and tons of people like that in Ireland and the UK.

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...PbdSwz7Mk6z9Oh
A pair of glasses or a new pair of glasses can be of a great help. There are plenty of people with Roy Keane's hair color in Germany, Austria as well.
 
Old 01-26-2014, 06:43 AM
 
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For me Roy keane has black hair, and there are tons and tons of people like that in Ireland and the UK.

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...PbdSwz7Mk6z9Oh
You're Austrian, right? Guess what, Hitler's hair color was like Roy Keane's!
 
Old 01-31-2014, 06:09 PM
 
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very naturally here
 
Old 04-03-2014, 04:51 PM
 
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I hate when people cant tell the difference between black hair and a really really dark brown hair. Some of the pictures people have posted here that say are black hair are clearly dark brown some even just brown.
 
Old 04-06-2014, 07:03 PM
 
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I hate when people cant tell the difference between black hair and a really really dark brown hair. Some of the pictures people have posted here that say are black hair are clearly dark brown some even just brown.
Oh really you can't. Well maybe this will help you. Though it is true that those hair colors are pretty close, since they're both really dark colors. They sometimes have to be side by side in order for someone to tell the difference. Black hair is entirely black, while dark brown has slightly more brown.

Black hair is the most common hair colour among humans, except among Europeans and their descendants. Black hair is definitely the original hair color of the first Homo-Sapien Sapiens.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...6c/Kid_boy.jpg

Dark brown is usually the commonest darkest hair color among Northern, Central and Eastern Europeans.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nelly_2005.jpg
 
Old 04-06-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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Portuguese may be darker pigmented but their features are quite different from Italians.
 
Old 04-06-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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The majority of Spaniards not only have dark hair, but also brown eyes in some regions as much as 77%! That's called Mediterranean Europe. Blue eyes are much less frequent than in Scandinavia/Ireland.

On the map based on a recent phenotype study on the Spaniard population.
- dark grey for brown eyes
-striped grey for blue eyes
-light grey for intermediate colours(meaning between blue and brown)
http://unsafeharbour.files.wordpress...-spain-map.jpg
 
Old 04-06-2014, 10:58 PM
 
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According to a study done on the Irish population by the Division of Anthropology of Harvard University. The sample consisted of 10,000 males from all over Ireland. In terms of pure brown eyes, out 10,000 people, only 43 had pure brown eyes, this is less than 0.5%.
 
Old 04-12-2014, 01:37 AM
 
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There is some truths in what you are saying, Portuguese are not as dark as people were thinking, true.
Between 19% and 30% of Portuguese have light eyes(blue, green, gray,etc...), the rest have dark eyes. People with pure blonde hair are quite rare, but between 17% and 23% have dark blonde, light brown, auburn-colored hair. Truly or pure red hair as mine is seen occasionally. This is according to proper statistics, black hair is common in Portugal, but is not the predominant hair color which dark brown and the predominant eye colors are brown and hazel. Again according to recent studies on pigmentation in European populations done in 2012, Portuguese have lighter hair than Italians and are similar in eye colors.
19 percent light eyes in Portugal is considered low by European standards. Only by the rest of the world's standards would it be considered high, since the vast majority of Nonwhites do not have light eyes.
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