Ainu are NOT Australoid or Caucasoid. People just keep mistaking non-east Mongoloid appearance for Paleo-Mongoloid appearance.
JUST BECAUSE THEY AREN’T COLD ADAPTED LIKE MODERN JAPANESE, CHINESE, KOREANS…doesn’t mean they aren’t mongoloid.
You can find some Taiwanese aborigine with a somewhat Ainu appearance too.
Paleo-Mongoloid = Australoid. The Mongoloid race only goes back to 9,000 years ago. Before that, everyone in Asia is an Australoid pretty much. There were not many Caucasoids in Asia either at that time unless you count South Central Asia, the Middle East, Eurasia, the Near East, the Caucasus, and possibly the steppes extending out towards Western Siberia and East Turkestan.
The Ainu are indeed cold adapted. Ainuid Australoid types were widespread over much of Asia from 9,000-2,000 years. Some of them helped populate Australia (the Murrayans). Proto-Ainuids (Jomons) are in Thailand 16,000 years ago. They left by boat, moved through the Philippines and settled there, and then went up to the Ryuku Islands to settle in Japan 14,000 YBP or so where they form the Jomon People. The homeland of the Jomons is in Thailand.
Before 8,000 YBP, most South Indians appear Australoid – they looked something like Aborigines. Vietnam was Australoid from at least 18-21,000 YBP. This type looks Melanesian. They slowly transition to Mongoloid over time, and the transition was only completed 2,000 YBP. In some SE Asian groups, the transition from Australoid -> Caucasoid was not complete, and here you can see the Indonesian or Malay type.
Taiwanese Aborigines look like Ainuids because that is what they are – Paleo Mongoloids can look Ainuid. Taiwanese Aborigines are one of those groups in which both Mongoloid and Australoid can be seen. It is an archaic group.
Many Chinese people, especially Chinese nationalists (but really all Chinese are Chinese nationalists) simply cannot accept that they used to be Australoids and that the Mongoloid race is a fairly new development. I guess “Daddy was an Abo,” is just a bit too much to handle!
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