ioo8 NOTES ON THE PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY [Appendix C
Of these the Karategin show only 4 per cent. of light-eyed individuals, and the Yazgulami none at all. The Wanji-Darwazi-Karategin-Yazgulami group is, therefore, complete, and although it is overlapped by the Roshani of the Pamir group, yet the relatively high percentage of light eyes among the last serves to differentiate them.
To consider, now, eye-colour from the reverse point of view. It will save time if I give the results in the order of the combined percentages of ` light ' and ` medium' analysed in subsidiary columns :
The first column of this table shows that the Tajik are the lightest-eyed, followed by the Ishkashmi, Wakhi, and Shughnani. And although the Roshani fall so low in the combined scale, yet they include a percentage of light-eyed individuals (as the last column proves) twice as high as the Shughnani.
This table again supports the view that the particular group of Kirghiz measured on this expedition have been much modified by contact with the Pamir group, and helps to explain the similarity which their measurements show to those of the Tajik.
Hair-colour.—In the whole series only one individual is described as black-haired', viz. a Biloch. I shall, therefore, consider only three categories : dark-brown, light-brown, and fair.
Seven peoples, then, show ioo per cent. of individuals as dark-brown. They are : Biloch, Sistani, Sayad, Karategin, Darwazi, Yazgulami, and, rather surprisingly, Tajik. These are followed by :
Kirghiz . 98 per cent. (z per cent. ` fair ').
Wanji • 96 „ „ (4 ), „ ,, ) •
In each case the fair' percentage is represented by a single individual. The grouping supports that suggested by measurements, skin-colour, and eye-colour, at least as far as the Biloch-Sayad-Sistani and the Darwazi,
&c., are concerned, the former being more heavily pigmented than the latter. Again the Tajik fall near the Kirghiz, though it is rather surprising to find the former showing ioo per cent. of dark-brown hair combined with 25 per cent. of light eyes.
It is clear, therefore, that the Pamir group must fall together. The percentages are as follows :