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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"
Human Biology - Volume 77, Number 2, April 2005, pp. 213-229

Denise


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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