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EURASIAN

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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 900 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EURASIAN, a term originally confined to India, where for upwards of half a century it was used to denote children born of Hindu mothers and European (especially Portuguese )fathers. Following the geographical employment of the word Eurasia to describe the whole of the great land mass which is divided into the continents of Europe and Asia, Eurasian has come 'to be descriptive of any half-castes born of parents representing the races of the two continents. It has further an ethnological sense, A. H. Keane (Ethnology, 1886) proposing to find in the Eurasian Steppe the true home of the primitive Aryan groups. Indo-European type."
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