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Old 11-17-2018, 06:17 PM
 
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My DNA results came back I was 75%African, 22% European, 1% East Asian and 0.7% North African

My father is African-American, and my mother is mixed African-American, Portuguese, Scottish, and Irish. I definitely identify with my Portuguese ancestry and represent my Portuguese heritage. My Portuguese great-great grandfather was born in British Guiana in the 1900's, and my 3rd or 4x great grandparents immigrated from Madeira, while other family members went to the Hawaiian Islands. i definitely want to visit my homeland one day. Also should I learn Portuguese? Also are there any other Portuguese people here who can post the great things our ancestors did in history? Also can someone explain if my 0.7% North African ancetry come from the Iberian Pennisula?

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Old 11-18-2018, 09:53 AM
 
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Not sure if you're being facetious, and if you're not please don't take what follows as ad hominem. I look at your ancestry breakdown and your familiarity with Portuguese culture and`there's no way I can see any compatibility with the label "Luso-American".
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains
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My DNA results came back I was 75%African, 22% European, 1% East Asian and 0.7% North African

My father is African-American, and my mother is mixed African-American, Portuguese, Scottish, and Irish. I definitely identify with my Portuguese ancestry and represent my Portuguese heritage. My Portuguese great-great grandfather was born in British Guiana in the 1900's, and my 3rd or 4x great grandparents immigrated from Madeira, while other family members went to the Hawaiian Islands. i definitely want to visit my homeland one day. Also should I learn Portuguese? Also are there any other Portuguese people here who can post the great things our ancestors did in history? Also can someone explain if my 0.7% North African ancetry come from the Iberian Pennisula?
I think you are very confused or you are a troll.

Here is my Eurogenes K13 from Gedmatch, I also have some Sub Saharan (one of my great grandparent is bi-racial), as you can see, I am mostly European with some Native American. One of my great grandmother is Native American.
Population
North_Atlantic 19.97
Baltic 7.56
West_Med 17.63
West_Asian 2.81
East_Med 9.84
Red_Sea 3.16
South_Asian -
East_Asian -
Siberian 1.84
Amerindian 26.94
Oceanian -
Northeast_African 1.18
Sub-Saharan 9.08

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Old 11-18-2018, 11:34 AM
 
Location: The High Desert
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I have some cousins with a Portuguese ancestor (grandparent) and the Iberian percentage is around 18% with a little North African and a little French that might be associated with the Portuguese ancestry. I suppose one can identify with anything they want regardless of the genetics. We see that quite often.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:08 PM
 
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I suppose one can identify with anything they want regardless of the genetics. We see that quite often.

If someone was raised in said culture and identifies with it in spite of being from a different genetic extraction, it's not irrational. If someone, like the OP, claims and identifies with ancestors marginally contributing to their genetic make-up and zero exposition to their culture it's a different story. They can do it but that doesn't mean that Luso-Americans and/or Portuguese people will consider them as one of theirs. Saying "I have X ancestry" isn't the same as saying "I am X nationality".
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Portuguese and Spanish shows up as Iberian, which is what I have.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:24 PM
 
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Not sure if you're being facetious, and if you're not please don't take what follows as ad hominem. I look at your ancestry breakdown and your familiarity with Portuguese culture and`there's no way I can see any compatibility with the label "Luso-American".


Luso-American means someone who is connected to Portugal by culture,birth or ancestry. My great-great grandfather was Portuguese, so I'm Luso-American by ancestry. The culture I have to discover for myself.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:27 PM
 
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I think you are very confused or you are a troll.

Here is my Eurogenes K13 from Gedmatch, I also have some Sub Saharan (one of my great grandparent is bi-racial), as you can see, I am mostly European with some Native American. One of my great grandmother is Native American.
Population
North_Atlantic 19.97
Baltic 7.56
West_Med 17.63
West_Asian 2.81
East_Med 9.84
Red_Sea 3.16
South_Asian -
East_Asian -
Siberian 1.84
Amerindian 26.94
Oceanian -
Northeast_African 1.18
Sub-Saharan 9.08
Sorry I'm not. I just explained I'm of Portuguese descent. DNA and ancestry isn't the same. So you can;t look at DNA results and determine what specific of European or ancestry that person has. Also Majority percentages don't determine what you are.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:29 PM
 
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If someone was raised in said culture and identifies with it in spite of being from a different genetic extraction, it's not irrational. If someone, like the OP, claims and identifies with ancestors marginally contributing to their genetic make-up and zero exposition to their culture it's a different story. They can do it but that doesn't mean that Luso-Americans and/or Portuguese people will consider them as one of theirs. Saying "I have X ancestry" isn't the same as saying "I am X nationality".
It doesn't matter how much DNA you get from an ancestor, their still your relatives. Just because you get 25% from a grandparent doesn't make them more important to what you are then a great-great-great grandparent. Percentages don't matter. I'm part Portuguese, so ethnically, and by ancestry I'm Portuguese and Luso-American. Do you consider me something different?
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:31 PM
 
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I have some cousins with a Portuguese ancestor (grandparent) and the Iberian percentage is around 18% with a little North African and a little French that might be associated with the Portuguese ancestry. I suppose one can identify with anything they want regardless of the genetics. We see that quite often.
My great-great grandfather was Portuguese, so I'm just identifying with what I am. Just like any other person with Portuguese ancestry does.
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