are people with similar language families, also racially similar?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f4/Indo...

people from those regions in pink, like europe, iran, afghanistan, northern india, pakistan, all share the same language family...because of common origin..

so does that mean they are also racially similar

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Not always, and it typically has alot more to do with who got conquered and colonised by who.

    Ex: Morrocans and Spaniards are racially similar. However, Morrocans speak Arabic and Spaniards speak Romance languages. Despite being genetically close, they have very different cultures because they were conquered by different peoples. Similarly, Ethiopians and Jews both speak Semitic languages. However they are not racially similar.

  • 4 years ago

    the entire subject count number of "racial similarities and variations" is a actual minefield -- so be careful the type you tread. First you would be able to desire to define the term -- do you propose attitudes and ideology, or do you propose genetics and bloodlines. The risk-free and easy answer is that language similarities selection proportionally to actual distance -- the nearer 2 inhabitants centers are mutually, the greater perfect possibility that their languages are comparable. It additionally implies a in all probability contemporary spiting of inhabitants gene lines and/or co-mingling of them, inflicting them to be comparable besides. On that foundation you're able to make a stable case on your question, by way of anecdotal info. although, attempting to take it a step further by using implying that genetics impacts language rapidly is fraught with possibility, and it would be met with vehement denial. Linking racial genetics to something is politically incorrect at this think approximately historic past, and it does not be won nicely.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, technically they would be considered caucasian. All places, including North Africa and west of India.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. It has to do with colonization, migration, and maybe they were the rulers of that time. Just like we are speaking english right now but are we all the same race?

    obviously not!!!

    many ppl of many races speak languages with sanskrit as the root....

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, they are all Caucasians.

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