African American DNA Research Forum
Re: East Asian Admixture
In Response To: Re: East Asian Admixture ()
DNAPrint Genomics does not categorize people from the Indian subcontinent as "East Asian." These ethnic groups are included with the Indo-European dna group. In other words, they are classified with the Caucasians.
So, someone with an "East Asian" percentage is not reflecting ancestry from East Indians, but may be reflecting the long-ago migration from Asia into the Americas of the ancestral people of Native Americans. The haplogroups of today's Native Americans are also found in Asia.
Or as someone else mentioned about Mae Jemison, it could be more recent ancestry right here in the US that the test subject is not aware of.
When I first researched the county where my paternal grandmother was born (that would be years after I started research when someone suddenly had a lightbulb moment and remembered WHERE she was from), I was amazed to find entire enumeration districts of Chinese names in the 1880, 1900 census in Arkansas.
I was in college before I ever even SAW an Asian person, that's how scarce they were as far as I knew. And suddenly, there they were in great numbers. In a district called "Railroad." And they were probably railroad workers.... I, of course, knew large gangs of Chinese were brought in to work on railroads in the old West, had no idea they were in the South. Surprise, surprise.