To be officially classified as having dwarfism, individuals must have a maximum height of 4 feet, 10 inches. Although a height just under 5 feet is the cutoff for classification of dwarfism, the average height for individuals of short stature is 4 feet. In many instances, the terms "dwarves" and "little people" are used interchangeably. Although some people are born with dwarfism because of a random genetic error, most inherit the gene for short stature from one or both of their biological parents. Both men and women are affected by dwarfism, and reach full-grown adult heights of 2 feet, 8 inches to 4 feet, 8 inches.
i would like to know the legal maximum height to be considered a midget?
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I heard it was 4'10" for men, is that right? More importantly, what is the height for women? Little People of America LPA defines dwarfism as a medical or genetic condition that usually results in an adult height of 4'10" or shorter, among both men and women, although in some cases a person with a dwarfing condition may be slightly taller than that. My grand parents where short.
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Asked by Wiki User. The average height of an adult with dwarfism is 4'0, but typical heights range from 2'8 to 4'8. Someone is a midget if they have a condition called Dwarfism. However, the average height of a midget, or "Little Person" is 4 feet. I can't tell you for a teenager, but when you are fully grown, if you are 4 11" or under, I believe you are considered a midget.
Midget from midge , a sand fly  is a term for a person of unusually short stature that is considered by some to be pejorative. It may also refer to anything of much smaller than normal size, as a synonym for "miniature",  such as a midget cell , a midget crabapple , a midget submarine , MG's Midget , Daihatsu's Midget , and the Midget Mustang airplane ; or to anything that regularly uses anything that is smaller than normal other than a person , such as midget car racing and quarter midget racing ; or a smaller version of play or participation, such as midget golf ; or to anything designed for very young i. Merriam-Webster dictionary states that the first use of the term "midget" was in