I have created a new page featuring the AncestryDNA results for persons from East Africa as well as North Africa. I will create new sections for West Africa and also Central/Southern Africa shortly. Despite the minimal number of results i have collected sofar i also provide some statistical data, background information and relevant context.
Follow this link to view the page:
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Implications for Afro-Diasporans
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HGDP database incl. Namibian samples (“Bantu S.W.”= Southwestern Bantu)
In order to improve the interpretation of the socalled “Southeastern Bantu” region it is crucial to be aware that this region is based on HGDP samples from Kenya (unspecified Bantu), South Africa (Pedi, Sotho, Tswana and Zulu) and Namibia (Herero, Ovambo). Obviously for East Africans a genetic similarity to the Kenyan samples will apply. However for Afro-Diasporans in the Americas any socalled “Southeastern Bantu” score will in most cases be the result of genetic similarity to the Namibian samples. Namibia being a neighbouring country to Angola, which has been a significant region of provenance for practically all Afro-Diasporans in the Americas. I will eventually do a more detailed follow-up blog on the implications for Afro-Diasporans.