"Onze voorouders waren minder lang dan wij."

Translation:Our ancestors were less tall than us.

11 months ago

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BenYoung84
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I actually heard that the Netherlands went from being one of the shorter countries to the tallest country in a relatively short period of time.

11 months ago

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baerghest
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Apparently, there is also a genetic component, shared with people in Motenegro and a few other places in Europe. Some reseachers claim this genetic heritage is palaeolithic (https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2017/04/18/dutch-croatians-populations-tall-men-genetically-linked-prehistoric-mammoth-hunters/).

7 months ago

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Why wouldn't you just use "korter" instead of "minder lang"?

3 months ago
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