Living at the top of the world: Legendary snow leopards are rarely seen in the wild, as they live high in the mountains of Central Asia. Although the cats freely cross the international boundaries of 12 countries, their secretive behavior and remote habitat among the highest mountains in the world add to their mystery. (photo source)
I couldn't find anything close to this in the archives so...I'm writing a fantasy story with many characters of different ethnicities. The problem is the story takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting (we're talking several hundred years post) and country boundaries don't exist so I can't say "so-so is Korean" because that doesn't mean anything in the context of the story's world. How do I convey specific "not-white"ness without resorting to creepy/inappropriate physical descriptors? Thanks!