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Mongolia Blue Spot

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Mongolians: Blue Birth Mark

The blue spot on the newborn’s body is called the “Mongolian Blue Spot” in the language of world health science. From the time of a birth, there are blue spots on the buttocks and other parts of the baby’s body that disappear within 3 to 10 years. Mongolians call it blue spot.

Due to the religion “Shaman”, Mongolians have worshiped the sky for long time and symbolizing the color ‘Blue’ as the sky. According to Eastern philosophical theories, the color ‘Blue’ symbolizes destruction and creation, and is said to have a great, hidden charm that gives that energy, but also a symbol of power.

Blue spots are most common in Mongolians, Turks, and Chinese (Among the Mongolian ethnic group in China), Japanese, and Koreans, with 90-95% of parents having blue spots, and 80-90% of East Africans and Indians having respectively. It is also found in areas near India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

Occurring in 1-10% among Europeans is attributed to the nomadic conquests of Central Asia. The fact is that 22.6% of Hungarians of Central Asian descent have blue spots. Source: Free Encyclopedia, Wikipedia

Where it comes from?

Melanin: The pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people have. Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes. Under the influence of these, the ink spreads unevenly, accumulates in one place and spreads in another. That’s the blue spot Mongolians are proud of.

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