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Are Koreans taller than Westerners?

sonwitch106 asked:


I was watching this TV documentary/reality show called Fight Quest about two Americans who go to South Korean to train in martial arts. I noticed most of the Korean men were taller and larger frame than the two men. The women on the street were either taller or the same height as the two men. Are Koreans that tall? Is it because they are part Mongolian who have tall genes in them?

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9 Responses to “Are Koreans taller than Westerners?”

  1. Sabastien G on April 30th, 2009 12:19 am

    Korean-American men are shorter than Koreans who grew up in Korea.

    But it all depends.

  2. Charm of the black belt on May 1st, 2009 7:15 am

    Koreans have mongol bloods, and actually are the biggest Asian race.

    I was 6 feet 170 IB in my freshman year played football QB

    my friend was 6′4” freshamn year 184 lb.

    but there are short people too of course

  3. lestermount on May 4th, 2009 3:36 pm

    The teenagers seem to be growing much taller than the previous generations.
    Most Asians are still shorter than Westerners but not all.

  4. ^ on May 4th, 2009 6:04 pm

    I have had many very tall Korean friends my male friend was 6 foot 7 inches tall….

  5. sellatieeat on May 5th, 2009 1:11 pm

    no. i don’t think so. THere of course is a majority of koreans that are tall. So you proably just saw a small portion. there are of course short koreans.

  6. suju 애인 on May 7th, 2009 8:19 am

    othere koreans are taller and others are short and americans is desame too. theres short and theres taller to and other europeans too. theres taller and there short

  7. Jin K on May 9th, 2009 11:15 pm

    Nah, those guys are REALLY short haha. That show is pretty interesting though.

  8. seamonkeywater on May 12th, 2009 7:55 am

    Koreans in general in comparison to other asians, tend to have a more “american” build.

  9. Benoit on May 14th, 2009 11:41 pm

    I noticed that many men were quite tall in Korea (but also some as short as me from time to time 5′6″) I thought korean women were all quite short.