The canton of Fribourg is a bilingual one : the French-speaking areas are in the west of the canton, whereas the Alemannic-speaking areas are in the east. Only the French-speaking - formerly Franco-Provençal-speaking - parts were sampled : a comparison with Alemannic-speaking villages will be interesting as the linguistic border seems to have been pretty stable since Germanic invasions.
- Sample :
- Brief anthropological analysis :
- Type 1 : Light complexion (from blonde to chestnut hair, light eyes, ...), leptomorphic, straight yet rather massive snub-tipped nose, very strong jaw, rather distant eyes
Contrary to other areas of Romandy, one can find some impressive Nordoid types which announce the Germanic world, both in terms of general robustness and complexion. Dinaromorphic variants - labelled as "Noric" - are more on par with what one can expect from "Arpitanian" lands : such individuals are strikingly more brachymorphic. Undoubtedly enough, such types are common in Austria or Germanic Switzerland as well.
- Type 2 : Light complexion (aqua-blue eyes, dark blonde hair, ...), brachymorphic, little and concave nose, square-box face, broad forehead, wide-set eyes, large jaw
Unsurprisingly enough, the area is home to classical Alpine types abundantly found in the Rhône valley in France or in the whole North Alpine area though they are less common as far as this sampled is concerned. Some individuals - mostly female - are noticeably darker.
- Final morphotypes :