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Old 11-30-2009, 08:52 AM
 
Location: DF
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So like a good PR boy, I always understood that I am foremost Spanish, and likely have Taino and African blood in me, because that is what we are told PRs major influences were. Of course there were a variety of other settlers, including varying Europeans, Asians, Jews, etc, but the Spanish/Taino/African mix is the most abundant (for lack of a better word). That being said, I recently took a dna test to get some insight into my lineage, and discovered that I am basically 100% Arab (a mix of different Arab populations), and that the region of the world that I am most similar to, genetically, is not Latin America (or any Latin American country) or Europe, it is Mesopotamia (Iran/Iraq areas). In fact, my closest genetic relatives are the Kurds in Northern Iraq. So my questions are these: Both my parents are from PR, as are my grandparents, however I have virtually NO Spanish/European, Taino, or African influence of any substance, and am basically 100% of Arab descent. How is this possible? Is this common? How large was/is the middle eastern influence in Puerto Rico historically? Could PR be surpressing the role of middle eastern migration for some reason or maybe just doesn't know how large a role it played?

Those tests are crazy. I took one last year and I was majority Armenian (not Arab but still middle eastern)... didn't make sense since my parents are from Mexico and Cuba. (I didn't even know where Armenia was). They test the various 'halogroups' in your DNA and then see how many there are compared to others. (If anyone here is more well-versed in genetics, you can restate what I said a lot better) I took another test to verify it.

Are you calling yourself an Arab now? LOL...
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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So like a good PR boy, I always understood that I am foremost Spanish, and likely have Taino and African blood in me, because that is what we are told PRs major influences were.


of course your told that lmao, lmao..... i never accept never will accept every puerto rican being of african descent its B.S.

Puerto rico has had european migration which was allowed by spain with nations in good standing with it, for example alot of irish came as well in the result of the potato famine.

i dont know why puerto ricans emphasis only the taino spanish and african when its much more than that.....think if america did that...people lose their identity in countries like PR because of the emphasis of the 3 groups people talk about

Irish immigration to Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


german
German immigration to Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

corscian
Corsican immigration to Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

french
French immigration to Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

chinese
Chinese immigration to Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


arabs-alot of arabs of latin american ethnicity
Arab diaspora - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:29 PM
 
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Those tests are crazy. I took one last year and I was majority Armenian (not Arab but still middle eastern)... didn't make sense since my parents are from Mexico and Cuba. (I didn't even know where Armenia was). They test the various 'halogroups' in your DNA and then see how many there are compared to others. (If anyone here is more well-versed in genetics, you can restate what I said a lot better) I took another test to verify it.

Are you calling yourself an Arab now? LOL...
why shouldnt he? he still puerto rican but an arab one
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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I am Puerto Rican my father is Arab and my mother is German so what am I a mixed Mutt?
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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I am Puerto Rican my father is Arab and my mother is German so what am I a mixed Mutt?
arab doesnt equal national origin like german does
arab can be compared to something likes saxons, celtics,anglos, caucasians, etc

Ethnic groups in Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

most puerto ricans do not accept anyone as being puerto rican whoo are not the main three lmao
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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Ugh, Then I am really a Mutt
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:18 PM
 
Location: DF
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arab doesnt equal national origin like german does
arab can be compared to something likes saxons, celtics,anglos, caucasians, etc

Ethnic groups in Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

most puerto ricans do not accept anyone as being puerto rican who are not the main three lmao
Well... if you want to get REAL technical, many Spaniards have moorish and arab traces in their DNA.... can't shake off 800 yrs of muslim occupation. lol.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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I am Puerto Rican my father is Arab and my mother is German so what am I a mixed Mutt?

For the most part we all are mutts. Eventually even the the whole US will be an even shade of brown, diluting the black down and the white up.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:28 PM
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WOW!!! That's is really different but cool, I would of never thought!!! My best friend is from Puerto Rico and he's Chinese/Black/Native/White...odd mix.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:29 PM
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For the most part we all are mutts. Eventually even the the whole US will be an even shade of brown, diluting the black down and the white up.
Wait what?
What do you mean diluting the black down?
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