Hi. It's been a very long time since I last posted on here. Today I got my results from 23andme. I will give you a detailed background information about my family below. I would very much like you to help me understand my results.

Y-DNA: L*
mtDNA: T1a

3.1% of my DNA is from Neanderthals

I have 3-4 genetic variants associated with blond hair. I had blonde hair as a child, currently it's dark chestnut brown.

I have green eyes. My genotype is GG.

Paternal side of my family: Turkish-sepaking Alevis from the central Black Sea region of Turkey. According to what I have heard from my father, as to where we descend from, their origin of place is Central Asia, through Khorasan (which is a quite common story among Turkmen Alevis regarding their origins). This pretty much explains how I have L. My theory is that, my paternal line descends from a Southwest Asian, Indo-Iranian group of people, who assimilated into Turkish-speaking populations under the rule of Ghaznavids, instead of the Hunnic/Turkic groups who probably carries L to an extent, such as Argyns and Madjars. Because I have a significant South and Southwest Asian admixture. I also have some East Asian/Siberian residue.

Maternal side of my family:
Zaza-speaking grandmother, and Turkish-speaking grandfather (who I think might probably be of Armenian origin, since his village had a major Armenian population) from eastern Turkey. Zazas are considered to be related to Gilakis, who are thought to be originally from Caucasus, and to have migrated to Anatolia from the south of the Caspian Sea. I tend to link my T1a to my significant Northeastern European admixture, through the line of my Zaza-speaking grandmother, who looked fairly European, with light skin, light hair, and blue eyes.


Eurogenes EUtest V2 K15 Admixture Proportions

Admix Results (sorted):

# Population Percent
1 East_Med 33.72
2 West_Asian 32.1
3 South_Asian 6.55
4 Red_Sea 6.39
5 Eastern_Euro 5.65
6 North_Sea 4.12
7 West_Med 3.39
8 Atlantic 2.73
9 Baltic 2.41
10 Southeast_Asian 0.92
11 Amerindian 0.82
12 Siberian 0.75
13 Oceanian 0.45

Single Population Sharing:

# Population (source) Distance
1 Kurdish 4.28
2 Azeri 5.22
3 Iranian 5.81
4 Georgian_Jewish 6.93
5 Assyrian 8.04
6 Armenian 8.2
7 Turkish 8.33
8 Iranian_Jewish 10.87
9 Kurdish_Jewish 12.08
10 Lebanese_Muslim 13.95
11 Syrian 15.56
12 Turkmen 17.36
13 Cyprian 18.34
14 Kumyk 18.59
15 Lebanese_Druze 19.33
16 Lebanese_Christian 19.46
17 Jordanian 20.43
18 Samaritan 21.34
19 Palestinian 22.1
20 Georgian 22.8

Mixed Mode Population Sharing:

# Primary Population (source) Secondary Population (source) Distance
1 70.2% Iranian_Jewish + 29.8% Tabassaran @ 1.75
2 68.3% Iranian_Jewish + 31.7% Lezgin @ 2
3 63.6% Iranian_Jewish + 36.4% Kumyk @ 2.72
4 85.7% Kurdish + 14.3% Lebanese_Druze @ 2.87
5 81.3% Kurdish + 18.7% Lebanese_Muslim @ 2.93
6 86% Kurdish + 14% Lebanese_Christian @ 2.94
7 87.5% Kurdish + 12.5% Palestinian @ 2.94
8 63.4% Azeri + 36.6% Assyrian @ 2.94
9 71.5% Iranian_Jewish + 28.5% Chechen @ 2.95
10 88.9% Kurdish + 11.1% Libyan_Jewish @ 2.97
11 83.2% Kurdish + 16.8% Syrian @ 2.98
12 87.3% Kurdish + 12.7% Samaritan @ 2.99
13 86.9% Kurdish + 13.1% Jordanian @ 3.02
14 71.1% Kurdish + 28.9% Assyrian @ 3.04
15 92.3% Kurdish + 7.7% Yemenite_Jewish @ 3.05
16 89.2% Kurdish + 10.8% Bedouin @ 3.12
17 79.9% Kurdish + 20.1% Kurdish_Jewish @ 3.12
18 59.7% Azeri + 40.3% Georgian_Jewish @ 3.14
19 92.4% Kurdish + 7.6% Saudi @ 3.16
20 66.2% Kurdish_Jewish + 33.8% Lezgin @ 3.17

Eurogenes_ANE K7 Admixture Proportions


Population
ANE 16.34
ASE 4.56
WHG-UHG 10.39
East_Eurasian 1.05
West_African -
East_African 0.59
ENF 67.08

Eurogenes Hunter_Gatherer vs. Farmer Admixture Proportions

Population
Anatolian Farmer 49.76
Baltic Hunter Gatherer 7.01
Middle Eastern Herder 19.56
East Asian Farmer 1.44
South American Hunter Gatherer 0.79
South Asian Hunter Gatherer 7.19
North Eurasian Hunter Gatherer 0.70
East African Pastoralist -
Oceanian Hunter Gatherer 1.02
Mediterranean Farmer 12.54
Pygmy Hunter Gatherer -
Bantu Farmer -

EUtest Admixture Proportions

Population
SOUTH_BALTIC 3.16
EAST_EURO 7.52
NORTH-CENTRAL_EURO 2.48
ATLANTIC -
WEST_MED 3.17
EAST_MED 34.82
WEST_ASIAN 29.55
MIDDLE_EASTERN 10.93
SOUTH_ASIAN 6.39
EAST_AFRICAN -
EAST_ASIAN 1.08
SIBERIAN 0.91
WEST_AFRICAN -

Eurogenes K12b Admixture Proportions

Population
Western European 2.16
Siberian 1.34
East African -
West Central Asian 17.13
South Asian 2.79
West African -
Caucasus 35.20
Finnish 1.16
Mediterranean 15.07
Southwest Asian 16.51
North European 6.60
East Asian 2.05




1) Caucasian component

Turks are known to have a major Caucasian admixture. I am not sure if this is because it is what you get when you mix a Turkish-speaking Iranian/South Central Asian with an Armenian/Pontic Greek, or Turks are indeed North Caucasians in origin, who have been Turkified.

2) South/Southwest Asian component

Probably from both my maternal and paternal sides. Paternal side, which is Bactrian L in origin, along with extreme admixing with West Asian Indo-Iranian groups. Maternal side, Zaza-speaking groups, Indo-Iranian populations again. Also a possible Armenian origin from the maternal side.
3) Mediterranean component

I have no idea what this might be. East Med I guess. Does this denote an Anatolian Greek admixture?
4) Northeastern European component

I am thinking that this comes from my maternal side, because of the haplogroup T1a.


That's all. I would like to hear your theories about my origins as well.

Thanks for noticing.

Edit: Sorry for posting the thread in the wrong category. Would be nice if moved to the Eurogenes category. Thanks.