Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia | Global News

Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 01:00 PM April 25, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—If Southeast Asians stood in a straight file, Filipinos would be at the second spot, in a line according to height.


According to a study that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations DNA conducted, Filipinos are the second shortest race in the region.

Indonesians are the only people who are shorter than Filipinos in Southeast Asia.


Based on the study, Filipino males and Vietnamese males have an average height of 162 centimeters, 2 cm shorter than the average Southeast Asian height of 164 cm. and 2 cm taller than the Indonesian males.

On the distaff side, Filipino females have an average height of 150 cm. a humble 3 cm. advantage over Indonesian females but also 3 cm shorter than the Southeast Asian average.

Cambodia, 163 cm. for males and 152 cm. for females, and Vietnam, 162 cm. for males and 152 cm. for females, are the other two Southeast Asian nations who might must need their tippy-toes to reach the average Southeast Asian height.

Singaporeans are the tallest among Southeast Asians, towering over their neighbors with an average height of 171 cm. for males and 160 cm. for females.

Thais are nearly identical to Singaporeans with Thai males standing at a good 170 cm. and Thai females at 159 cm.

Malaysians round up the Southeast Asians with their males standing above the average Southeast Asian height at 165 cm. for males with the females right on the average feminine height of 153 cm.

For comparison, the global average height of males is 173 cm. and 160 cm. for the females.


American males, on average, stand at 176 cm. while their fairer counterparts stand at 162 cm.

Tallest among the bunch are the Dutch with their males having an average height of 184 cm. and their females standing just brushing the 170 cm. mark.

Originally posted: 9:30 pm | Thursday, April 24th, 2014


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