Curious as to what my Croatian grandfather passes as?
By - tempest794
i would say he looks greek or romanian
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He doesn't look very Croatian IMO, he look more Montenegrin or Gheg Albanian
I agree. My family hasn't been in Croatia for 500 years, left in the 1500's and stayed in an ethnic enclave in Austria till they came here. So I know little about where they were really from.
But from what I know, his family should have come from Croatia. Theories say that the Turks invaded northern croatia and that's where my family is from but looking into the dialect my family spoke, it is currently used mainly in the Croatian southern islands. Which would account for how my great grandpa looked
Don't montenegro and croatia have complete phenotypical overlap? Or are you saying he has a better chance passing there?
Montenegris are more Southern genetically, Croats shift towards Czechs, Slovaks and Hungarians, i am saying his face isn't typical for Croatia IMO but he looks like many Montenegris and Ghegs i have seen
Balkan Italian Greek ashkenazi Jewish. All of which have a pretty similar look tbf
He is a quarter Jewish!
I think I would classify him as a dinarid or a carpathid- very similar to dinarid, but the nose is wider. He does have bit longer of a face, but I still think it is a little blocky.
He passes best in the surrounding regions of croatia: italy (north east mainly), solvenia, and hungary.
Also further to the north, but people in this sub might disagree with that.
Anywhere down the western side of the Balkans from Croatia down into northwestern Greece.