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Old 11-08-2018, 09:47 PM
 
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:20 AM
 
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:03 AM
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Well she really doesn't explain how close these mtDNA(mitochondrial) DNA matches are whether it's HVR1, HVR1+HVR2 or FMS. A match at the HVR1 indicates a shared maternal lineage at about 1,500 years, a HVR1+HVR2 about 750 years and FMS 95% within the last 550 years. These results only pick up genetic information on one ancestor. I can see this is emotional for these women but it is more common than most people want to believe that people of European ancestry have mtDNA lineages of sub-Saharan African ancestry and match sub-Saharan Africans at the HVR1 level some of this dates back to the Trans Atlantic slave trade the Arab and Roman slave trade and even before that era.
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:17 PM
 
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I was surprised that one lady showed DNA from the Central African Republic. That's further inland from most of the slave trading coastal areas. I guess before colonialism and European borders African people moved around over larger areas.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:07 PM
 
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I guess before colonialism and European borders African people moved around over larger areas.
They did, and I do believe the continents were closer. With each new "age" (dawn of a new era) they spread farther and farther apart.
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:56 AM
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I was surprised that one lady showed DNA from the Central African Republic. That's further inland from most of the slave trading coastal areas. I guess before colonialism and European borders African people moved around over larger areas.
She matched a person of Biaka origin AA's rarely share maternal lineages with Biaka(Aka) pygmies as they are Hunter Gatherers beacause slaves were desired from farming communities. The most likely explanation is that she descends from a neighboring farming community that absorbed pygymy women.

I don't think that African ancestry does the refined FMS mtDNA tests to determine if the shared maternal lineage is L1c1a which is characteristic of some Pygymy populations but if she does indeed match a person of Biaka heritage that is certainly a strong possibility.

https://academic.oup.com/mbe/article/28/2/1099/1221651

https://blog.23andme.com/news/the-or...rican-pygmies/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aka_people
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:31 PM
 
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I find those ancestry tests, I don't know if they are scams or not, seems like a lot of the results from African ancestry
tests seems that AAs are descended from the same ethnic groups, I am suspicious of a lot of results from central Cameroon
for AAs.

I think it would be a good idea like on some Youtube videos when they tested full-blooded Africans who know what ethnic
group they came from and see what comes up.

I can see West Africa, but Central Africa?
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:03 PM
 
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The Songhai Empire was one of if not the last African empire to fall. Their territory stretched into present-day Cameroon. People travel. It's a myth that all AAs descend from West Africa.
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:29 PM
 
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I can see West Africa, but Central Africa?
The trans-Atlantic slave trade involved all the western areas of present day Senegal to Angola. The Portuguese did get some slaves from Mozambique but I think those Africans were sent to Brazil.
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