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Do Polish people often have the Mongolian spot?

roca 7 | 43
19 Oct 2011 #1

Have you heard about the mongolian spot?

There are people all over the world who has it, it is however more frecuent among asians and their descendents. I have seen that some polish people have mongolian features (very few of them, but still some). This is linked to the time when the mongols attacked Europe.

So, does the mongolian spot appear often among poles?
For instance among Hungarians is quite common
19 Oct 2011 #2
No and it really doesn't seem to have much to do Mongolians except that it was discovered on them first. Mongolians never attacked Africa nor America.
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
19 Oct 2011 #3
This is linked to the time when the mongols attacked Europe.

There is no historical evidence for this. The invading force was minuscule in comparison to the rest of the population. What did happen however was the migration of some Tatars to the country over a period of time to serve in the army, these people have long since integrated into the Polish population. Furthermore in recent history the Russians always stained quite big armies in Poland going back to some 200 years, that usually numbered some 100 000-150 000, it is quite plausible that some Poles might be the descendants of those Russians. The second proposition is just speculation, but it is far more probable than your hypothesis.
Natasa 1 | 580
20 Oct 2011 #4
I've seen this for the first time. And having one according to the link you provided doesn't prove Mongolian ancestry, because it's prevalence among those with full Caucasian ancestry is 1 to 10 %.
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
20 Oct 2011 #5
the Russians always stained quite big armies

Should have been always stationed.
antheads 13 | 366
20 Oct 2011 #6
this is why some polish women are so exoticaly hot, a bit of mongolian in em, light olive skin, brown hair flying in the wind, fire in their brown eyes... :)
PlasticPole 7 | 2,650
20 Oct 2011 #7
It goes away before adulthood so how can you get an accurate count of how many have it? I don't have it and have never seen one in person.
21 Jan 2013 #8
I am often quite surprised to see some Eastern Europeans ( Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, etc) including some parts of Western Europe like Germany and France with strong East Asian features from so the existence of the Mongolian Spot should be no surprise in those countries. I would hypothesize that the Mongolian Spot is greatly linked to Mongolian ancestry.
21 Jan 2013 #9
so the existence of the Mongolian Spot should be no surprise in those countries

Then I have a great surprise for you: Poles don't have Mongolian spots.
Konstancja - | 4
21 Jan 2013 #10
What are these strong Asian features you see in Middle Europe (Poland) and whole the rest ?
Wulkan - | 3,243
22 Jan 2013 #11
don't feed the troll yegin
the Portuguese
12 Sep 2013 #12
I am Portuguese and I was born with the Mongolian spot... and so was the child of my cousin. As far as I know, we belong to a family of pure Portuguese roots.
p3undone 8 | 1,135
12 Sep 2013 #13
what is the Mongolian spot?Never heard of that one.Nevermind read the link.
rybnik 18 | 1,461
12 Sep 2013 #14
six years of med school in Poland and can't say I say even one
mochadot18 15 | 242
12 Sep 2013 #15
EWWWWWWWW what the HELL I did NOT need to see that........... Thanx A lot
jon357 69 | 19,330
12 Sep 2013 #16
Then I have a great suprise for you: Poles don't have Mongolian spots.

Any of the 38 million of them? I certainly know one who does.
Sparks11 - | 335
12 Sep 2013 #17
The link doesn't even say that it is prevalent in the region of the world that Poland is in. Why would they have it? Because some Polish people have dark eyes and look only slightly asiatic? Because once a long time ago some Asians invaded Europe? Give me a break.
14 Aug 2017 #18
Im polish and i had mongolian spot.
30 Mar 2019 #19
Interesting! I'm also of Polish descent and have a large birthmark on my back, slightly below the waist and had been told (by doctors) it was often called a Mongolian spot.

According to much discussion, it disappears early in life... but as I am now over 80, it's fair to say that has not happened! Here's the best part: several members of my family have had their DNA studied ( and my DNA result is the only one that 8% DNA indication, representing genetic "linkage" to the geographic area of the eastern Baltics and Mongolia. Sounds like there may be more to learn about this. That DNA sure offers lots of tantalizing clues about the past!!
dolnoslask 6 | 3,070
30 Mar 2019 #20
birthmark on my back, slightly below the waist

I have one and yes old family stories talk about the mongols, my family is also from the far east of Poland.

Mine has faded over time but still there, this is the first I have heard of "Mongolian spot" Interesting!
Vlad1234 18 | 1,203
30 Mar 2019 #21
"Mogols, we are Mogols..." - sadly wrote Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko.
Lyzko 33 | 7,976
31 Mar 2019 #22
"MogUls" or "MoNgols", Vlad?
Vlad1234 18 | 1,203
3 Apr 2019 #23
"моголи ми, моголи" in original. "Mogoly my, mogoly" using Latin letters. Probably there was no word "Mongol" in literature Ukrainian language of those times.
Or he meant exactly "Moguls" in poetic meaning of this word.
Lyzko 33 | 7,976
3 Apr 2019 #24
Aha...I think:-)

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