Russia and Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe

Do Caucasians come from the Caucasus Mountains

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, scientists attempted to divide the world’s peoples into “races.” Each race was defined by the color of its skin, a process that was laced with stereotypes. These scientists used the term “Caucasian” for “white” people because they believed that the region of the Caucasus Mountains of Southwest Asia was their origin. Since that time, we have learned that there is but one human race and that it originated in Africa.


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