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Question by  Andrewmcc (22)

How short do you have to be to be considered a dwarf?

Is it based on height or something else?


Answer by  Miffy (216)

The medical definition is someone whose full-grown adult height is less than 4 feet 10 inches (147 cm). There are different types, some are proportionally small, while the majority have limbs that are disproportionally short and a larger head


Answer by  answerstoday (20)

Both men and women who are medically considered a dwarf are almost always 4'10" or shorter by the time they have reached their full adult height. There are over 200 medical conditions that can cause dwarfism and in these cases some people may be slightly taller than 4'10".


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

It's actually based on something else. Most dwarfs are no taller than 4' 10". Dwarfism is actually based on one (or more) parts of someone's body being out of proportion to the others.


Answer by  JRossi17 (788)

Yes it is based on height. The tallest you can be while still being considered a dwarf is 4 feet, 10 inches tall. This height is when you are 18 years of age and considered an adult. Anything taller then that and you are just considered very short for your age.

posted by Anonymous
You are wrong. A dwarf has short arms, legs, and big head. A dwarf can be 5' with a long and big torso and very short limbs plus other medical issues. A short person has normal limbs and head in proportion to his/her body.  add a comment

Answer by  Anonymous

I am 4 foot 10.9 inches tall so I'm almost.

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