Why are the Greeks taller than other Southern Europeans?
#1
So we all know that Italians, the Portugese, the Spanish and mediterranean islanders have the reputation of being short. Greeks however do not even though they look very similar to the other Southern Europeans. Most sources list the average Greek male at 5'9", which is the same as the American average. 

Why is the average Greek male taller than the average Southern European male?
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#2
They aren't. Greeks are around 5'8 just like other Southern Europeans.Those stats were probably self-reported.
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#3
So you're stereotyping Southern Europe as short even though it's home to the tallest countries on earth (Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia)?
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#4
(04-14-2018, 05:11 PM)board Wrote: So you're stereotyping Southern Europe as short even though it's home to the tallest countries on earth (Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia)?

Typical American. Doesn't even understand which countries are in Southern Europe.

Hint: Read the first post.
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#5
(04-14-2018, 05:19 PM)zeru02 Wrote:
(04-14-2018, 05:11 PM)board Wrote: So you're stereotyping Southern Europe as short even though it's home to the tallest countries on earth (Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia)?

Typical American. Doesn't even understand which countries are in Southern Europe.

Hint: Read the first post.


The European Travel Commission classifies all the countries I listed as Southern European. Typical Japanese, doesn't understand what countries are in Southern Europe  Smile
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#6
(04-14-2018, 05:24 PM)board Wrote:
(04-14-2018, 05:19 PM)zeru02 Wrote:
(04-14-2018, 05:11 PM)board Wrote: So you're stereotyping Southern Europe as short even though it's home to the tallest countries on earth (Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia)?

Typical American. Doesn't even understand which countries are in Southern Europe.

Hint: Read the first post.


The European Travel Commission classifies all the countries I listed as Southern European. Typical Japanese, doesn't understand what countries are in Southern Europe  Smile

Go ask the citizens of those countries if they consider themselves to be Southern European.
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#7
(04-14-2018, 05:11 PM)board Wrote: So you're stereotyping Southern Europe as short even though it's home to the tallest countries on earth (Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia)?

He's talking about Southern Europeans not Slavs you moron!
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#8
I highly doubt the average Greek is 5'9" like some people claim. If they are taller than the other Southern Europeans it's probably due to intermingling with their Slavic neighbors who are amongst the tallest people in the world.
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#9
(04-14-2018, 05:39 PM)bigfish Wrote: I highly doubt the average Greek is 5'9" like some people claim. If they are taller than the other Southern Europeans it's probably due to intermingling with their Slavic neighbors who are amongst the tallest people in the world.

Yeah most Greek nationalists deny it but modern Greeks are quite mixed, particularly with Serbians.
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#10
You do realize that Sicilians (probably the shortest Europeans) are of Greek origin right?
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