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Re: The L3 Mystery
In Response To: Re: The L3 Mystery ()

Hello,

I am also designated as L3 haplogroup. In addition, I tested with African Ancestry that indicated Yoruba of Nigeria and Fulani of Niger. Well, my husband who is Yoruba (from Nigeria) and very familiar with West African history in particular, had an interesting explanation for the incidence of L3s in the western part of Africa.

The Fulani, long known as traders and nomadic people, frequented the routes between eastern and western Africa often, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Many were also active in the exchange of slaves from the east to the west. The journey was more than likely an "over-land" as opposed to a journey by sea. In parts of Nigeria (and in Kwara state particularly) are many Fulani people, who are both Yoruba and Fulani, and he was not suprised to understand the L3 designation being present among the Yoruba/Fulani mixed people.

The African Ancestry test did indicate that there was a genetic tie to both specifically.

-Angela-

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