The Arabid race was thought to have originated in the Arabian Peninsula, and it is currently predominant there as well. It is a major element among countries located in the Levant region of the Middle East, and a minor element of other parts of Western Asia. Known as Araboid in forensic pathology and anthropology.
The Arabid race was distinguished from the West-Mediterranean race by some minor characteristic facial traits. These include almond-shaped eyes, very dark hair color, the "Semitic smile" (conditioned by unusually deep Fossa canina), skin color from olive to dark, and often but not always a narrow or a broad aquiline nose. This race had in earlier times a broader-formed Syrid subrace, which was found among the farmers of the "Fertile Crescent".
- Classification of races on Baker (1974)
- John R. Baker Race. — New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1974. — P. 625. ISBN 978-0-936396-04-0
- The Races Of Europe: The Mediterranean Race in Arabia