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Re: The L3 Mystery
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Thanks for your response, however it kind of raises more questions for me. Now I am aware that there at least 9 different subclads of the L3 Haplogroup. (L3a,L3b,L3f,L3G,etc) with L3b and L3d being predominant among West Africa and African Americans. L3a is almost exclusive to East Africa.(so I based my historical hypothesis on the assumption that a designation to Haplogroup L3 actually translated into L3a; could be wrong) However, some who have taken their DNA test with National Geographic(my wife included)only got a result of "L3". My question would be L3 what? My results showed that I was E3a(M2) pretty specific.(not simply E3) If your relative got a result from Africanancestory that linked them to a particular West African tribe then logic would dictate that your relative may have been a L3b or L3d since this group is very common in West African and African Americans. I've emailed this question to National Geographic and haven't got an answer yet. My question to you or anyonelse who can answer is if African Ancestory provided you with a designated tribal affilliation did they or do they also provide the Haplogroup information as well?

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