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Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich

Pronunciation: /ˈblo͞omənˌbäKH/
(1752–1840), German physiologist and anatomist. He is regarded as the founder of physical anthropology, although his approach has since been much modified. He classified modern human beings into five broad categories (Caucasian, Mongoloid, Malayan, Ethiopian, and American), based mainly on cranial measurements.

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Syllabification: Blu·men·bach, Johann Friedrich

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