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Re: Amanda Phillips (DNA)
In Response To: Re: Amanda Phillips (DNA) ()
A majority of African Americans (which includes Afro-Puerto Ricans) have the L2 marker - since the largest number of slaves were brought to the New World from Bantu speaking areas.
This marker is also found in Spain and Portugal - the first slave ships - owned by the Portuguese had trading ports in Bantu language regions.
There is a scholarly article available on L2 haplogroup in Spain (Iberia):
Pereira, Luisa "African Female Heritage in Iberia: A Reassessment of mtDNA Lineage Distribution in Present Times"