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tommydog
31-10-21, 13:04
I did a DNA test with Myheritage and really don't understand the results. Videos I have seen of people who have done this tend to show that the number of matches roughly correlate with the ethnicity results. But in my case this seems to be way off. For instance it says I am 5.3% North African, but I only have 18 matches, whereas I have 2234 matches for English but am 0% English. Similarly why am I 1% Nigerian with only 41 matches and 0% Scandinavian with 1545 matches? Further down the table I have 22 matches for Chinese and Vietnamese, but it still scores 0%, whereas North African scores 5.3% with fewer matches. l know all of this is an estimate and cannot be precise, but I'm interested in why the Myheritage algorithm determined my percentages the way it did? Can anyone shed any light on this?



Ethnicity

Your Ethnicity results

Number of matches



North and West European

91.1%

1332



North African

5.3%

18



Balkan

2.6%

264



Nigerian

1%

41



Irish, Scottish, Welsh

0%

2297



English

0%

2234



Scandinavian

0%

1545



Iberian

0%

510



East European

0%

417



Italian

0%

267



Greek and South Italian

0%

173



Baltic

0%

94



Finnish

0%

88