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    Is there a difference between a dwarf and a midget?

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    According to what I found on the net, yes, there is a difference. Though they are both small in stature, a dwarfs body tends to be more disproportionate (much shorter limbs) than a midgets body which tends to be more normal in proportions.


    I watched a documentary on this girl with dwarfism..She will never grow any larger than this.
    http://xenophilius.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/kenadie-with-grandma.jpg

    Both terms a considered demeaning, "Little People" is more acceptable.

    Colleen

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    Taken from the official write up on the show, "Little People, Big World":


    A mixed family of dwarfs and tall folks stars in this reality program. The father and mother are both dwarfs, their daughter and one young son are not. They also have teenage twins; one is a dwarf and one is not.


    Seems these dwarfs have no issue with being called dwarfs.

    About a foot and a half



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