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Re: Haplogroup E3a (M2)
In Response To: Re: Haplogroup E3a (M2) ()

Edward: My recent Y-Chromosone test also came back in Haplogroup E3a (M2). However, when they tried to match my markers to all of the test results, that they had in their database they found no matches. At first, I was a little disappointed, but later realized, that there were probably few people of African descent who had taken the test and had their results compared with others. I had my test done though: The National Genographic Project. I did speak with the folks at African Ancestry, who said they could perhaps take the markers from my National Geneographic test and for approx. $250, identify my more specific African heritage. I'll probably do it. In the meantime, some additional research has suggested that my specific markers suggest the following possible origins:

Haplogroup Sample
E3a ycc33 33 South Africa/Pedi E. Bantu E3a* E-M2*
E3a ycc36 36 South Africa/Tswana E. Bantu E3a* E-M2*
E3a ycc40 40 South Africa/Herero W. Bantu E3a* E-M2*
E3a ycc43 43 South Africa/Tswana E. Bantu E3a* E-M2*
E3a ycc45 45 South Africa/Herero W. Bantu E3a* E-M2*
E3a ycc65 65 Ituri, Zaire/Mbuti Niger/Kordofanian E3a* E-M2*

I'm not sure how these fit with what Toot suggested, but it is clear from the research, that there was a North-South and East-West migration of the Bantu. And for sure E3a (M2) can be found as far west as Senegal.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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