The general character of the forests is Burmese with an admixture of Malay types.
Russia, however, towards the Caspian, there is a notable admixture of Asiatic species.
There is also a considerable admixture of Turkish and Slavonic words.
The inhabitants of the north—the Piedmontese, Lombards and Genoese especially—have suffered less than those of the rest of the peninsula from foreign domination and from the admixture of inferior racial elements, and the cold winter climate prevents the heat of summer from being enervating.
The Charruas are generally classified as a yellow-skinned race, of the same family as the Pampa Indians; but they are also represented as tanned almost black by the sun and air, without any admixture of red or yellow in their complexions.