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Old Yesterday, 06:47 PM
 
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Not even that with certain groups.

For example, 1/16th is enough to enroll in the Eastern band of Cherokee in the US.



Op, you're roughly half Native and a substantial amount of European; so that makes you mestizo as it comes. Claim all of it. DNA companies typically group Portugal and Spain under the broader "Iberian Peninsula" category; you are nearly a quarter of that. Historically, they are pretty much the same people, if I'm not mistaken. Portuguese, as a language, has about a 85% similarity with Spanish, so it probably wouldn't be difficult to learn it when you know the latter.

Few countries in Europe, and in the world, have had consistent borders over 10 centuries the way Portugal and Spain have. So historically they are pretty much NOT the same people.
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Old Yesterday, 06:50 PM
 
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I am one percent Jewish and I still claim Jewish heritage, I am just not religiously Jewish.

I don't see what the big deal is.

I mean if a man can say he is a woman why can't someone with thirteen percent Portuguese lineage say he is Portuguese?

Makes no sense to me.

What's wrong with being Salvadorean, just Salvadorean?
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Old Yesterday, 11:26 PM
 
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I took a DNA test and the results are that I am 13% Portugal and 10% Spain and 10% England, Wales & Northwestern Europe, and then mixed with others. I am 38% Native American from Central America and 10% Native American- Andean which is the region of Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador. The Native American percentages don't even say what from specific country or the Native American group. I don't like the fact it's not specific enough. I thought that Spain percentage would be higher than Portugal since it was Spain that invaded my country. Is 13% too low for me to claim I am Portugal? How high does the percentage have to be? If I say I am Native American people will ask from what group, what country, etc... And I don't know the answers to that. Portugal is my highest percentage when it comes to the actual country.
what test did you use if I may ask?


I have never seen Spain and Portugal separated so distinctly. They are often lumped together as "Iberian." I have also never seen Native American delineated with any specificity. There is nothing that you can do to



Your results are not surprising. They are what I would expect.


Don't care about what people will think about the percentages. No government or tribe recognizes the tests.. You are what you are and you can use the results as a jumping point to explore the culture of your ancestors and perhaps do genealogy investigations.
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Old Today, 07:56 AM
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what test did you use if I may ask?


I have never seen Spain and Portugal separated so distinctly. They are often lumped together as "Iberian." I have also never seen Native American delineated with any specificity. There is nothing that you can do to



Your results are not surprising. They are what I would expect.


Don't care about what people will think about the percentages. No government or tribe recognizes the tests.. You are what you are and you can use the results as a jumping point to explore the culture of your ancestors and perhaps do genealogy investigations.
It depends what region of Spain your family is from these calculators sometimes have difficulty splitting up Galicia and Portugal the reason is the two people have a common origin they were the same people until about 1,000 years ago. Some calculators have difficulty splitting Portugal from France accurately and MyHeritage in particular gives Italian and Sardinian estimates to Portuguese people as well as other's the shared common components are very ancient for most people. They still need to refine these calculators.
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Old Today, 08:27 PM
 
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what test did you use if I may ask?


I have never seen Spain and Portugal separated so distinctly. They are often lumped together as "Iberian." I have also never seen Native American delineated with any specificity. There is nothing that you can do to



Your results are not surprising. They are what I would expect.


Don't care about what people will think about the percentages. No government or tribe recognizes the tests.. You are what you are and you can use the results as a jumping point to explore the culture of your ancestors and perhaps do genealogy investigations.

Ancestry DNA
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Old Today, 09:10 PM
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Here is mine for comparison when it breaks down the region you can see I have a strong correlation with Portuguese estimated at 75%-100%, Spanish 0%-19% weaker correlation and dubious, North West Europe 0%-6% this is corroborated by genealogical records from multiple lines but very distant. I have very few matches that don't have documented or suspected Portuguese ancestry and those matches are very distant. The Spaniards I match cluster in Galicia, the Canary Islands and Seville. I have found a handful of people in the early 1500's that connect to those areas of Spain so it makes sense but at this point the 19% estimate of Spaniards is likely closer to 0% unless I see something more convincing.
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