I'm about six foot five (195 cm in the new measure). When I've visited Japan and Taiwan, it's fairly obvious that I'm taller than the average person there, and residents sometimes mention how tall I am.
Being rather tall hasn't been anything more than a minor inconvenience, but I'd be curious to know where I can meet tall peoples.
- If a country has a couple of ethnic groups, and one of them is particularly tall while the others are rather short, I'd be interested in it, because I'm more interested in a high proportion of tall people, rather than what the average overall is. So, looking at averages by country doesn't particularly answer the question.
- I'm interested in both peoples that are tall because of their nutrition, and groups that are tall because of their genetics.
- "Cheating" is allowed, so long as it isn't harmful to the individuals. So tall getas are ok, but neck rings isn't.
- Expat caucasians don't count.
- Specific professions count only if they're part of the local culture. If oirans still existed, they'd count, but netball teams wouldn't.
- Football aside, Australia (or at least non-indigenous Australians) does not count as Asia.
In particular, is Mongolia a good place to find tall peoples? One answer here suggests it is, but Wikipedia says that the national average is rather low. Does it have ethnic groups that are relatively tall?