The Arvanites of Peloponnesus are Greeks Sept 16, 2016 19:23:55 GMT -5
Post by Hellenas on Sept 16, 2016 19:23:55 GMT -5
Arvanites anthropologically Hellenes.
Anthropological study of the population of Peloponnesus with special reference to the Arvanites and Tsakones
"In anthropological studies of Theodoros K. Pitsiou, the Aegean population Arvanites differ morphologically and to their characters compared to the Albanians. It states: "The examination of these groups (Arvanitophonon), one in Messenia, one and two in Argolis Korinthia showed that in no way stand out from the total population of the Peloponnese or from neighboring groups. In any of the ninety maps features designed no resemble each other more than their neighboring geographical groups. Also, the statistical dendrogrammata, simultaneous comparison of several features showed that no arvanitophone groups separated from the rest of the Peloponnese. This research shows that the Arvanites were only Hellenes."
"The settlers mixed with the local population in Greece. Anthropological studies of the Peloponesian population made during the 1970s found no significant difference between Arvanite and non-Arvanite inhabitants in terms of physical characteristics, indicating a large degree of biological intermixture or absorption."
"Pitsios himself finds the Arvanites to historically embody Greeks having learned to speak Arvanitika, and finds them to embody an Aegean population from an anthropological standpoint."
"According to the anthropological studies of Theodoros K. Pitsios, the Arvanites possess different physical characteristics from Albanian populations. Overall, the Arvanites are recognized by Pitsios as an autochthonous Aegean population."
(Th. K.. Pitsios. Anthropological Study of the Population of the Peloponnese. The Origin of the Peloponnese. Library Anthropological Association of Greece no. 2. Athens, 1978)
Dr. Theodoros Pitsios received his graduate degree in Physical Anthropology, with a minor in Genetics and Paleontology, from the Johannes Gutenberg Universität of Mainz, in Germany, from which institution he was later awarded his PhD in Natural Sciences.
Arvanite One Albanian Another
The Arvanites(Demetrios P. Demopoulos).
Arvanites were the 8,5% of Hellas.