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Re: African Ancestry Test
In Response To: Re: African Ancestry Test ()

Hello Debra,

Your questions are valid ones. Note that I am also L3 which is East Africa. Yet African Ancestry said that my lineage is Yoruba of Nigeria and Fulani of Niger.

Interestingly just yesterday, I received a notation from Family Tree DNA for the L3 study group, and someone has done further analysis of the L3 markers from Family Tree DNA and came up with the following about my own markers:

FTDNA Haplogroup Assignment:
AA DNA Roots Project Haplogroup Assignment:
Mutations Compared:
16172 (16183C) 16189 16223 16320 73 150 195 263
Exact Matches:

-Mozambique Bantu
-Songhai (Mali)
-Multiple HVS-1 matches across West Africa

SO------with that NEW data it does provide an interest contrast, or better said additional data. With African Ancestry, you are give little to no scientific data or haplogroup.

As I contemplate how African Ancestry can conclude Yoruba and Fulani, I do see the Multiple HVS01 matches across West Africa to be the same area where they may have extracted the Yoruba and Fulani markers. However this does prove that one's total history is not necessarily known, from the testing. However, I still find much of it fascinating. Mali is close to Niger, and the Songhai are part of the Fulani admixtures, so there is not necessarily a contrast of data but how it is presented is interesting, nevertheless.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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