help with understanding my results

tommydog

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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

 

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