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Hypothetical migration routes of Homo sapien sapien (DNA Print Genomics)

Another test offered by DNAPrint Genomics identifies percentages of biogeographical ancestry from major population groups of the world: Indo-European, sub-Saharan African, East Asian and Native American. This DNA test looks at both male and female ancestors.

These are the results for my ancestral percentages:

European - 88% and Sub-Saharan African 12%

Sub-Sahara Africa excludes the North African countries of the African continent.

A further test which breaks down the Indo-European segment of a person's heritage is available if results show greater than 50% European ancestry but less than 40% East Asian, and less than 15% each of sub-Saharan and Native American ancestry.

Since my ancestors lived in the United Kingdom I was expecting to qualify for the second test. The results showed the following percentages:

Northern European: 55%

The category for Northern Europe includes Scandinavia, Western Russia, Poland, Germany, France, Great Britain, most of the European Continental countries and Spain.

Southeastern Europe 21%

Southeastern Europe includes Italy, Greece and Turkey.

Middle Eastern: 24%

The Middle East covers areas in North Africa above the Sahara Desert, but to the south of the Mediterranean and along the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. The Middle Eastern area includes Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Iran, etc.

History of the UK: to understand the composition of the United Kingdom's population we need to look at the history of the UK, in particular migrations and invasions which have taken place.

World InfoZone's UK Facts: the impact of trade, exploration and empire on the population deserves further study. A detailed investigation into the links the United Kingdom has with the rest of the world can be found in World InfoZone's UK Facts.


Thanks to DNAPrint Genomics Inc. in Sarasota, Florida, USA for providing the DNA test results. Visit www.ancestrybydna.com for more information.

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