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Sakattack
24-06-16, 17:39
Hi all,

I am opening this thread in order to get some help interpreting my dna results from 23and me. I start right away:

1) My "ancestry composition"

Conservative results:


22.3%
European

Southern European
4.7%
Italian
4.8%
Broadly Southern European
12.8%
Broadly European


16.6%
Middle Eastern & North African

16.2%

Middle Eastern
0.4%

Broadly Middle Eastern & North African
61.1%
Unassigned

Standard results:


42.2%
Middle Eastern & North African

40.4%
Middle Eastern
1.8%
Broadly Middle Eastern & North African



35.8%
European


Southern European
17.2%
Italian
14.2%
Broadly Southern European
4.4%
Broadly European
22.0%
Unassigned




Speculative results:


52.1%
Middle Eastern & North African


51.5%
Middle Eastern
0.7%
Broadly Middle Eastern & North African



46.5%
European

Southern European
35.6%
Italian
0.5%
Balkan
6.5%
Broadly Southern European
0.1%
Eastern European
0.1%
Ashkenazi
3.6%
Broadly European
1.4%
Unassigned



So looks like I am in between South Europe and Middle East, which I assume it's pretty much logical, since I am Greek. Moreover, I have Minor Asian/Anatolian ancestry and Anatolia (modern Turkey) is considered "Middle East" in 23and me.

Something I find quite unusual, though, is the fact that my "South European" ancestry comes to a huge extent from the "Italian" cluster and not the "Balkan" one: 35,6% vs 0,5%, that's a blow out! Why? Any ideas?

The lack of any other ethnic group (besides Middle East and South Europe) in my composition (absolutely no "North African" or "North European" and "SubSaharan" (of course no "Asian" or "American" too) and only "noise" from "Ashkenazi" (0,1%) and "East European" (0.1%)) says what exactly do you think? No admixtures? Kinda "pure" ancestry? Is it quite common or unusual?

And overall, how "typical" would you find my composition for a Greek? Could I pass genetically in other modern nation?

2) My paternal linage

This one was a bit surpising for me. I belong to the haplo J1. No subclade or anything else is specified or explained.

I've read that this a typical for Arabs and Jews, even though autosomally I seem to have to connection with them. In my country J1 is found in only 3% of the population and many say that this is due to the"modern" Turkish occupation (1200+), which brought some Arab troops (at at some degree were already a bit admixtured with them). In Turkey (were my ancestors used to live prior 1922 and the population exhange) the J1 haplo is also low (9%) and many relate it with the neighbouring Arab countries and some absorption during Ottoman Era.

I would like to ask you if there is a way to clarify my subclade and also I will welcome any comments or suppositions of "how I got it".

3) My maternal linage

Well, this is T2g. Just saw some maps, looks quite widespread and totally one that I could belong to. Any comments?


Thanks a lot in advance.