As race borders are not clear-cut, we need to define some race categories to be able to describe different nasal shapes in different races.
Therefore, we will focus on five basic race categories which are classified according to their related regions. These include European, Asian, African, American and Mediterranean races. Although the categories do not include all the races, we apply this kind of classification to help you get through them easily.
1) European Race
Europeans have a nose with a narrow bridge. People from north Europe have wide-base noses and protruded tips, while natives to northwest Europe have pointing-up noses. In general, European people have slightly wider and longer noses compared to other ethnic groups in the world.
I’ve got this narrow nose shape from Finland!
2) Asian Race
Asian descent includes a large group of people from east to west Asia. The most typical individuals included in this class are from East Asia. Asians have noses with broad and rounded tips. Augmented nostrils and lack of protruded bridges are typical of Asian noses.
East Asians are marked by their slim noses. They have the smallest noses in terms of surface area. However; east and south Asians have a larger space between their nasal alare (wings of the nose).
Asian girl and maybe the smallest nose ever!
3) African Race
Africans have the widest and most prominent nose compared to other ethnic groups. Their noses are featured with enlarged nostrils, wide and rounded tips and a lack of protruded nasal bridge.
West Africans have the widest noses (widest nostrils), while north Africans tend to have the smallest wide noses. Moreover; the distance between the nasal alare are significantly larger in west Africans as compared to individuals with European ancestry.
On top of the short nasal bones, African skin is much thicker than Asians’ and Europeans’ so it is more liable to scarring. The cartilage might require extra support.
African or American? that’s the question.
4) American Race
African Americans have wide noses with wide or low nasal bridges, flared nostrils and puffy tip. Hispanics also have wide noses but with a hump or a dropping tip, they also have thicker oily skin and a small hump.
Native American noses tend to have depressed root. The sizes are different from one person to another but they have a bit of short base and they are wide.
America also have people of mixed races like American-Mexican who have low roots, drooping tips and normal bridges. Other people who are Native Americans-Europeans have wide tip and thick skin.
5) Mediterranean Race
The Mediterranean race includes people from southern Europe to central Asia. They tend to have noses with a hump in the region between the tip and forehead and a slightly drooping tip.
Among Mediterranean descent, Arabs’ nose shape has something to do with African ancestry. No matter what lies behind this, Arab noses are believed to be similar to African. A rounded fleshy tip is their common trait.