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Old 04-01-2015, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Are there ethnicities where people tend to have larger or smaller eyes in general?

For example, from my experience, Russians and Slavs tend to have rather smaller shaped eyes overall, whereas Greeks and Italians have larger eyes.

Is there a truth to this or is it a stereotype?
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Old 04-01-2015, 04:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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http://goo.gl/hny40K but like you said - its a stereotype
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:12 AM
 
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^^^ I know
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:12 AM
 
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I don't really think it is an stereotype. Here in southern Europe people tend to have large eyes.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:59 AM
 
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Are there ethnicities where people tend to have larger or smaller eyes in general?

For example, from my experience, Russians and Slavs tend to have rather smaller shaped eyes overall, whereas Greeks and Italians have larger eyes.

Is there a truth to this or is it a stereotype?
Seems like people from tropical areas tend to have larger eyes.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Terre Haute, IN
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Seems like people from tropical areas tend to have larger eyes.
And people who adapted to a cold and long winter tend to have almond-shaped eyes. I find such traits are quite common among the Nordics specifically than the others.
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Ilomantsi Pötsönvaara
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And people who adapted to a cold and long winter tend to have almond-shaped eyes. I find such traits are quite common among the Nordics specifically than the others.
I think this is an urban legend.
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:20 PM
 
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It s true..in cold climates Is better if you have small and almond shaped eyes to protect them from cold winds.

The most adapted people to cold are infact eskimos.

While africans have the biggest eyes on earth
No they don't for the most part. Only SOME of them do.
Big eyes however are quite prominent feature among Persians - most likely among those that are not heavily mixed with Arabs.
Slavs too can be blessed with big eyes. (Well, some of them. )


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Old 04-02-2015, 04:38 AM
 
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It s true..in cold climates Is better if you have small and almond shaped eyes to protect them from cold winds.
But what if there is no frequent cold winds during winter?
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:21 AM
 
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But what if there is no frequent cold winds during winter?
I've heard that strong/cold winds during winter is a prominent feature in Asia (Central Asia at least.)
But not in Russia proper. It's cold during winters, but calm; strong winds are very rare, and the air is dry.
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