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Related to Veddoid: theow, Hottentot, a l'anglaise


(Peoples) of, relating to, or resembling the Vedda
1. (Peoples) a Vedda
2. (Peoples) a member of a postulated prehistoric race of S Asia, having slender build, dark complexion, and wavy hair: thought to be ancestors of the Vedda


(ˈvɛd ɔɪd)

1. a member of an ancient race of S and SE Asia and N Australia characterized by dark brown skin, short stature, and wavy hair.
2. of or pertaining to Veddoids.
[1945–50; Vedd(a) a member of the aboriginal population of Sri Lanka + -oid]
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3] In India the HbS was first detected in Veddoid tribe in Nilgiri hills of Tamilnadu, in 1952 by Lehman and Cutbush.
Another group related to the first modern settlers of the region are the Veddas who originally included the Veddas of Sri Lanka and other now marginal Veddoid populations from the south of the Indian subcontinent, the Nicobar Islands, Sumatra and Malaysia, lower Laos and Sulawesi.
Let us mourn their passing: the Armenoids, the Assyroids, the Veddoids, the Orientalids, the Australoids, the Dalo-Nordic, the Dilish, the Alpines, the Dinarics, the Fenno-Nordic, the Osteuropids, the Lapponoids, the Osterdals, the Cappadocians, the Danubians, the Ladogans, the Trondelagens, and the Pile Dwellers.