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Saba123
04-06-2017, 02:22 AM
http://i.imgur.com/rkAH5ei.png
I have some questions about my DNA.Land results. 1. what exactly is a mediterranean islander? I know its like Maltese and Cyprus, but why do I get so much of it when I do not get any Italian in AncestryDNA. The cluster seems to be a mixture of Middle Eastern and European because I see it in many European results and in some Middle Eastern results. So if anyone can explain this group to me and why I got it that would be great. 2. I have zero Arab/Egyptian all the Iranians I've seen get a large percentage of Arab/Egyptian, even if they have Med Islander, but I have literally 0% Arab. Could my families nomadic tribe roots be the reason why? or is it just that grouping is more based off of North African DNA maybe?

Targum
04-06-2017, 02:30 AM
My results:


West Eurasian 100%
Ashkenazi 92%
Kalash 2.4%
Southwestern European 2.4%
Ambiguous 2%
South/Central European 1.2%

I wonder about the Kalash; is it a proxy for something Iranian? The SW European comes up as N African in other calculators

Saba123
04-06-2017, 02:31 AM
my results:

https://dna.land/profile/ancestry

This just sends me to my results, can your put a screen shot or write down your results.

Saba123
04-06-2017, 02:36 AM
My results:


I wonder about the Kalash; is it a proxy for something Iranian? The SW European comes up as N African in other calculators

I do not think it's a proxy for Iranian because I am fairly typical Iranian and I have a very small amount, alot Iranians had no Kalash actually.

cvolt
04-06-2017, 02:30 PM
I have 0% Italian results on Ancestry, and also in my real family tree. I do however have Iberian and I always thought the Mediterranean islander from dna.land was related to that. I was thinking it might be a mixture of european and north african, which would make sense I suppose. I'd like to know what exactly it is too :)

Abd.H
04-06-2017, 10:56 PM
I didn't score any Mediterranean Islander in Dna.land from my Ancestry raw data ,and I scored only 3,5% Mediterranean Islander in Dna.land from my FTDNA raw data ,Although I have Cypriot as the 1st Population Sharing in many gedmatch calculators

ViktorL1
04-08-2017, 07:40 PM
http://i.imgur.com/rkAH5ei.png
I have some questions about my DNA.Land results. 1. what exactly is a mediterranean islander? I know its like Maltese and Cyprus, but why do I get so much of it when I do not get any Italian in AncestryDNA. The cluster seems to be a mixture of Middle Eastern and European because I see it in many European results and in some Middle Eastern results. So if anyone can explain this group to me and why I got it that would be great. 2. I have zero Arab/Egyptian all the Iranians I've seen get a large percentage of Arab/Egyptian, even if they have Med Islander, but I have literally 0% Arab. Could my families nomadic tribe roots be the reason why? or is it just that grouping is more based off of North African DNA maybe?

I'm Tajik (Tajikistani) and I keep getting "Mediterranean Islander" too-- albeit at ~7%.

firemonkey
04-08-2017, 08:09 PM
I get between 9.4-10% across 3 uploads. My father gets 11%. Our known ancestry-British isles.

AnnieD
04-08-2017, 09:21 PM
I have not gotten this result at DNA.Land yet. Instead, my closest affinities are as follows:
- SW Euro allocated: 8.4% SW Euro & 2.3% Sardinian
- S. / Central Euro: 2.5%

On Eurogenes K36, my highest AC is Iberian, & I seem to have higher Iberian compared to other British Isles testers that I have seen. On K13 & K15, I match SE English at single pop mode and various British or affinity populations. However, thus far, I get 0-2% southern Euro populations on commercial DNA tests. At 23andMe, a portion of the 1.5% S. Euro is Italian. Hence, I have yet to understand the genetic affinity between my Eurogenes K36 and other results. :confused:

Tz85
04-08-2017, 09:46 PM
I think Mediterranean Islander is more in line with East Med, not so much Italian. Likely a mixture of Levantine, Sephardic. My mom scores 20%

cvolt
04-08-2017, 09:56 PM
On Eurogenes K36, my highest AC is Iberian, & I seem to have higher Iberian compared to other British Isles testers that I have seen. On K13 & K15, I match SE English at single pop mode and various British or affinity populations. However, thus far, I get 0-2% southern Euro populations on commercial DNA tests. At 23andMe, a portion of the 1.5% S. Euro is Italian. Hence, I have yet to understand the genetic affinity between my Eurogenes K36 and other results. :confused:

Do you mind sharing your Iberian percentage from K36? I believe that's my highest Iberian score as well.
I've seen results from people of British descent score in the teens, that's why I ask.

Saba123
04-09-2017, 06:52 PM
I think Mediterranean Islander is more in line with East Med, not so much Italian. Likely a mixture of Levantine, Sephardic. My mom scores 20%

I did get less than 1% percentage European Jewish on Ancestry lol, Yeah I do believe it is basically describing East Med on GEDmatch calcs like Eurogene K13 I get 27% East Med so thats pretty close. What does your mother get for East Med on Eurogene K13?

Tz85
04-09-2017, 09:05 PM
I did get less than 1% percentage European Jewish on Ancestry lol, Yeah I do believe it is basically describing East Med on GEDmatch calcs like Eurogene K13 I get 27% East Med so thats pretty close. What does your mother get for East Med on Eurogene K13?

Mom gets 19% East Med, Phased kit 20%

Saba123
04-09-2017, 10:53 PM
Mom gets 19% East Med, Phased kit 20%

So I suppose that does add up then, but I'm fairly certain most Iranians get an East Med score that's close to mine yet they get significantly less Mediterranean Islander then I do. So is there some kind of East Med population included in one of the test's East Med grouping that is not included in the other one?

Tz85
04-09-2017, 10:58 PM
So I suppose that does add up then, but I'm fairly certain most Iranians get an East Med score that's close to mine yet they get significantly less Mediterranean Islander then I do. So is there some kind of East Med population included in one of the test's East Med grouping that is not included in the other one?

Maybe a part of your Ancestry is Jewish? That's my guess.

Herb.
04-09-2017, 11:08 PM
I got a pretty decent score of Med Islander.
Before the DNA Land update, it was categorized as Ashkenazi Jewish along with southern european.
I'm AA.
Also, on FTDNA I score 7% Iberian, 6.37 Iberian on GEDMatch Eurogenes K36.

After DNA Land update:

http://i63.tinypic.com/124bynl.jpg

Before DNA Land update:

http://i65.tinypic.com/28m09yr.jpg

Also, on FTDNA I score 7% Iberian. 6.37 Iberian on GEDMatch Eurogenes K36.

firemonkey
04-10-2017, 12:06 AM
I only get - Ancestry East_Med 2.29; FTDNA East_Med 2.29; 23andMe East_Med 2.51 on K13. I don't see East Med as explaining my Med islander percentage.
In fact I can't explain my 9.4-10% Med islander at all.

My father gets 11% on dna land and on K13 FTDNA East_Med 3.81 . He does get 5% Southeast European on My origins 2, and on dna tribes-
Regional Cluster Mixture
Northwest European 57.3%
Balto - North Slavic 17.4%
Italian Greek 7.8%
Iberian 6.4%
Finnish 4.1%
Basque 3.1%
Balkan 2.5%
Sephardic Jewish 1.4%

Table 3: Your Population Mixture
Population Mixture
Ireland 46.6%
Sweden 14.4%
Denmark 11.6%
Sardinia 8.8%
Lithuania 7.1%
Slovenia 5.2%
Latvia 4.8%
Basque Spain 1.1%
Other 0.4%

Saba123
04-10-2017, 03:46 AM
Maybe a part of your Ancestry is Jewish? That's my guess.

If Med Islander was higher in Iranian Jewish people then that would make sense, but I haven't seen any Iranian Jewish results on DNA land so I can not be certain. My only other idea would be it has something to do with Cyprus because I've seen a Turkish person score 48% Med Islander, so maybe DNA.land has some Turkish in there Med Islander result?

Saba123
04-10-2017, 03:52 AM
I only get - Ancestry East_Med 2.29; FTDNA East_Med 2.29; 23andMe East_Med 2.51 on K13. I don't see East Med as explaining my Med islander percentage.
In fact I can't explain my 9.4-10% Med islander at all.

My father gets 11% on dna land and on K13 FTDNA East_Med 3.81 . He does get 5% Southeast European on My origins 2, and on dna tribes-
Regional Cluster Mixture
Northwest European 57.3%
Balto - North Slavic 17.4%
Italian Greek 7.8%
Iberian 6.4%
Finnish 4.1%
Basque 3.1%
Balkan 2.5%
Sephardic Jewish 1.4%

Table 3: Your Population Mixture
Population Mixture
Ireland 46.6%
Sweden 14.4%
Denmark 11.6%
Sardinia 8.8%
Lithuania 7.1%
Slovenia 5.2%
Latvia 4.8%
Basque Spain 1.1%
Other 0.4%

Odd but you do seem to score quite a few Southern European groups in DNA tribes, one of which is Sardinia which I believe would fall into the Med Islander group. I don't know too much about British ancestry so I do not know how common this is.

firemonkey
04-10-2017, 04:09 AM
Odd but you do seem to score quite a few Southern European groups in DNA tribes, one of which is Sardinia which I believe would fall into the Med Islander group. I don't know too much about British ancestry so I do not know how common this is.

The Sardinian was my father's results.

Shadogowah
04-10-2017, 12:40 PM
I have 0% Italian results on Ancestry, and also in my real family tree. I do however have Iberian and I always thought the Mediterranean islander from dna.land was related to that. I was thinking it might be a mixture of european and north african, which would make sense I suppose. I'd like to know what exactly it is too :)

I guess it could be the case if your iberian ancestry comes from the Balearic Islands. I think that category comprises some Phoenician influence among others.

I expect Spaniards however to score very high as Southwest European in DNA.Land as they seem to represent the core of that category.

Saba123
04-10-2017, 01:20 PM
I have 0% Italian results on Ancestry, and also in my real family tree. I do however have Iberian and I always thought the Mediterranean islander from dna.land was related to that. I was thinking it might be a mixture of european and north african, which would make sense I suppose. I'd like to know what exactly it is too :)

I score 0% Iberian on all test and I have a pretty large amount of Med Islander. But it still could be one of the reference groups included in the med islander grouping, because I've seen other Spanish/Iberian people score Med Islander.

Shadogowah
04-10-2017, 02:16 PM
I score 0% Iberian on all test and I have a pretty large amount of Med Islander. But it still could be one of the reference groups included in the med islander grouping, because I've seen other Spanish/Iberian people score Med Islander.

We do, but a very small percentage.

cvolt
04-10-2017, 04:41 PM
I score a good chunk of southwestern european on dna land, divided into southwestern and Sardinian. Then a smaller percentage of med islander. I think the Balearic theory could be it, and Baleares has been a population I've noticed to pop up on gedmatch. Thanks for the help ^

OFC123
04-11-2017, 09:42 AM
Hello every one. I would like to share my results. According to Eurogenes K13 and K15, I'm 42-46% Spanish but Ancestry DNA and FamilyTree DNA state that I'm only 15% Iberian and 9% Iberian, respectively. Could Iberian and Southwest European really be the equivalent of Basque? I'm very sure I'm 40+% Spanish since I'm fully aware of my ancestry lineage. I can also track some Basque (Iberian?) and Sephardic Jewish in my maternal side. Here I have two images of my DNA.land results, one from Ancestry DNA raw data and the other from FamilyTree DNA. And by the way, I keep getting Central Asian in both results. I don't know why I keep getting this on DNA.land. I also had a great grandfather who came from southeast China. This could be the reason why I keep scoring 16% Southeast Asian and Siberian on Eurogenes....but the Central Asian thing leaves me scratching my head. Could it be ancient DNA from my Sephrardic Jewish side? I really plan on taking a 23andme test sooner or later.

Shadogowah
04-11-2017, 11:28 AM
Hello every one. I would like to share my results. According to Eurogenes K13 and K15, I'm 42-46% Spanish but Ancestry DNA and FamilyTree DNA state that I'm only 15% Iberian and 9% Iberian, respectively. Could Iberian and Southwest European really be the equivalent of Basque? I'm very sure I'm 40+% Spanish since I'm fully aware of my ancestry lineage. I can also track some Basque (Iberian?) and Sephardic Jewish in my maternal side. Here I have two images of my DNA.land results, one from Ancestry DNA raw data and the other from FamilyTree DNA. And by the way, I keep getting Central Asian in both results. I don't know why I keep getting this on DNA.land. I also had a great grandfather who came from southeast China. This could be the reason why I keep scoring 16% Southeast Asian and Siberian on Eurogenes....but the Central Asian thing leaves me scratching my head. Could it be ancient DNA from my Sephrardic Jewish side? I really plan on taking a 23andme test sooner or later.

In FTDNA Basque seem to be considered part of the Iberian group.
In DNA.land they mention explicitly that Basques are contained in the Southwestern European group as the rest of the Spaniards and Southern French.

The relationship therefore is that they are "part of" these groups but I would not say "equivalent". You could be Spanish or French and have no direct basque ancestry. However I am of the opinion that a noticeable percentage of today's non-basque Spaniards probably have some sort of basque ancestry.

In any case keep in mind that in FTDNA "Iberian" is not equivalent to Spanish either and you have two categories, "Iberian" and "Sephardic" occupying the same geographical area. I assume that most of Spaniards score very high in the Iberian category but there will also be some decent degree of fluctuation with the Sephardic one. I got a 6% but very likely it is much lower or much higher for some of my country fellows.

Lots of jews converted to Christianity to avoid the expulsion in the XV century and remained in Spain. Besides some studies also show that thousands of them managed to came back shortly after, I assume they also converted.

kingjohn
04-11-2017, 12:15 PM
and i saw results
of non- jewish brazilians and mexicans
and some of them score sefhardic also ..
can you tell me from where in spain your ancestors originly ?
it is very intresting to me i score 36% sefhardi { but my maternal grandfather was sefhardi and spoke ladino}
with kind regards
adam

because maybe there are diffrence in the sefhardi % between southern to northen spain
and the sefhardi cluster is also not stable enough as i should have got between 20-27% of a grandparent so some of it is just middle- eastern east- med genes
and we know that some non -jewish middle eastern score significant sefhardi

Shadogowah
04-11-2017, 03:59 PM
My family is 100% Andalusian for at least 4 generations and from that point further back in time I have found very few confirmed non-Andalusian ancestors. But due to several historical and socioeconomic reasons I would expect that any relevant flow of migrants into Andalusia and its possible impact in my genealogy tree to start happening before the XVIIIth century.

If you are interested in the sefardic element, it shows up via my father's line. It is the one that shows more diversity and I my opinion is that it could have came via Portugal.

I totally agree with you that FTDNA could be labelling as "sefardic" genes that actually are just related somehow from the East of the Mediterranean but I have no tools to prove it.

About the sefardic genes showing up in America, well, I have read books and articles about the topic and I have no clear opinion about it. When it comes to Spain I know it was "officially" very difficult and on the paper there is very little or no evidence of the presence of jews in the Spanish vice-royalties. It also happens that despite the fact that the Spanish jewish community was one of the most populous of Europe around the XV century, it was still small compared to the rest of the population even before the expulsion. Besides, the authorities officially did not allow jew nor their descendants to travel to America for at least 4 generations.

... But this is the official story. The unofficial story tells us that you could buy exemptions to get permits to travel even when you didn't fulfill the "purity of blood" conditions, that the crown actually had the need of settlers and during some years it was not that strict and it also seems to happen that the Inquisition in America was more tolerant with religious issues, they were far away from the central power, etc... I think that any "new Christian" with jewish blood would try by all means to get a pass to cross the Atlantic because it seems they could have a way better life there. There are records of people being caught accused of blasphemy and heresy claiming they were muslims or protestants and just got some words from a judge were left free. In other words: I assume that every single person with jewish blood in Spain would try by all means to jump into a ship and travel to America.


A possible north/south gradient for sefardic genes distribution in Spain? Could be but I am more inclined to think that jewish population just clustered in some places and not in others but without such an axis.

But of course, the south and the mediterranean coast have always been historically the most fertile and rich regions of Spain and the ones more opened to trade and so... I would expect the biggest amount of jews there (As you'd find there also the most of the population in general, I think).

kingjohn
04-11-2017, 04:29 PM
if you score 6% sefhardic
how much your father score{ if you think it came from his side} ?
with kind regards
adam

p.s
ftdna need to put more effort for this cluster becaue i don't think lebanese christian and turkish alwaite will score 14-18% of it unless it is some aest-med genes
but as you said we don't have the proof .

OFC123
04-11-2017, 05:06 PM
I always had a feeling that I'd have some Sephardic Jewish in me since my maternal grandfather's second last name was "Baez." I read a while back that the surname "Baez" is either Galician or Sephardic. I'm kind of sure that most of my mom's ancestors came from northern Spain (Galicia, Cantabria, Euskadi). But then again, I scored 5% Central Asian and not Middle Eastern on DNA.land. I still think this comes from my Sephardic Jewish side...

Shadogowah
04-11-2017, 06:32 PM
if you score 6% sefhardic
how much your father score{ if you think it came from his side} ?
with kind regards
adam

p.s
ftdna need to put more effort for this cluster becaue i don't think lebanese christian and turkish alwaite will score 14-18% of it unless it is some aest-med genes
but as you said we don't have the proof .

My father scores 20% and my mother 0%. That's why I assume there is great fluctuation.

Shadogowah
04-11-2017, 06:46 PM
I always had a feeling that I'd have some Sephardic Jewish in me since my maternal grandfather's second last name was "Baez." I read a while back that the surname "Baez" is either Galician or Sephardic. I'm kind of sure that most of my mom's ancestors came from northern Spain (Galicia, Cantabria, Euskadi). But then again, I scored 5% Central Asian and not Middle Eastern on DNA.land. I still think this comes from my Sephardic Jewish side...

99% of Spanish surnames ending in -ez are patronymics and they mean "son of". All of them have their origin in the north.

... But in your case "son of Ba" makes no sense at all and your surname looks like a shortening of "Baeza", a beautiful Andalusian city in the hills. And indeed surnames that relate to cities specially in the south totally smell like sefarditic.

I'd place your origin as an Andalusian sefardi.

kingjohn
04-11-2017, 06:46 PM
lets see there white paper
i wonder from where they took the samples refrence for the sefhardi cluster
best regards
adam

some brazilians :
15184
15185

and there 2 other brazilians with 4% sefhardic .

Shadogowah
04-12-2017, 08:00 AM
lets see there white paper
i wonder from where they took the samples refrence for the sefhardi cluster
best regards
adam

some brazilians :
15184
15185

and there 2 other brazilians with 4% sefhardic .

Lots of Spanish jews moved to Portugal when religious fanaticism peaked in Spain during the XV century and less than a century later they were forced to conversion or exile from Portugal too. Actually, I notice that lots of allegedly Portuguese jewish surnames are Spanish and not Portuguese.

As I mentioned before, "officially" conversos with less of 4 generations of Christian ancestry were barred from America (The general rule was to avoid sending to America any people who could become a seed of malcontent and dissaffection against the king), but in many occasions the crown was short of population to settle in America and probably softened the rules and it seems it was not difficult to buy or forge "purity of blood" reports and it is well known that people of jewish origin were smuggled into America by merchants. In any case we are talking about conversos´ descendancy here, people who had had jew ancestry but they did not consider themselves as such.

randwulf
04-13-2017, 03:02 AM
I just noticed this thread...a little late. In regards to the original question, my wife gets 5.3% Mediterranean Islander in DNA.Land and no Ashkenazi. However, the 5.3% is in the ballpark of the amount that could be expected from her Jewish great-great grandmother.

firemonkey
04-13-2017, 03:13 AM
The only Jewish my father and I have got is a very small amount with our Dna tribes-FTDNA uploads. My father gets 1.4% Sephardic and I get 1%.
Given the lack of Jewish otherwise ( 23andMe does give me <0.1%) I can only assume it is noise.

rjg0483
04-25-2017, 06:22 AM
Hey Guys I have a question regarding my results. Using my 23andMe data I come up 100% Med Islander. Both my parents are from South Italy. I don't really understand what this means as it says in the population sample it includes Sicilians, Maltese and Cyprians. I get how Sicilians and Maltese are similar but I thought Cypriots were more middle eastern? And how come i don't get any Italian percentage? Could someone shed some light on this?

Shadogowah
04-25-2017, 10:54 AM
Hey Guys I have a question regarding my results. Using my 23andMe data I come up 100% Med Islander. Both my parents are from South Italy. I don't really understand what this means as it says in the population sample it includes Sicilians, Maltese and Cyprians. I get how Sicilians and Maltese are similar but I thought Cypriots were more middle eastern? And how come i don't get any Italian percentage? Could someone shed some light on this?

Hi rjg0483,

Do you know your Y haplogroup and/or which is the contribution of neolithic farmer to your genetic admixture?

Ricimer
04-25-2017, 05:57 PM
M.I must be releated to a former Neolithic migration from Middle Easter.

In muy case, Dna.land gives me 23% M.I, 73% SWEuro and 1.1 South European.

rjg0483
04-25-2017, 06:19 PM
Hey Shadogowah ,
My Paternal Haplogroup is R-M412 (subgroup of R-M269) according to 23andme. And on FTDNA it says that neolithic farmer mixture is 69% on ancient origins. If you can make sense of all that for me that would be great :)

selectivememri
04-29-2017, 01:48 AM
West Eurasian 100% Mediterranean Islander 36%
Northwest European 24%
North Slavic 20%
South/Central European 19%
Ambiguous 1.1%

Here are my results, on ancestry I only get 1% west european so my results on here and ftDNA always seem pretty randomnly generated. How does Mediterranean islander differ from greek or italian?

kingjohn
04-29-2017, 07:25 AM
in dna tribes SNP report
you also score significant north west european
this could be real
since dna land don't have Sephardi reference i think most of your east- med allells
are split between the med- islander{refrence cyprus,malta, sicily} and south/central european {refrence north central italian }
i score 29% south central european without the Sephardi reference in dna land so there is defiantly overlap in snp's between those clusters {Sephardi of ftdna and the south/central european of dna land}
regards
adam

selectivememri
04-29-2017, 05:05 PM
thats what i figured happened, adam. I think the mediterranean islander offsets the northwest euro, and realistically i'm somewhere in between?

rjg0483
04-30-2017, 01:29 PM
Hey Selectivememri !

Do you score any Middle Eastern in your Ancestry DNA results?

selectivememri
04-30-2017, 03:54 PM
hi rjg0483! I only get 4% asia minor in my ancestry results :)

valanius
04-30-2017, 06:58 PM
I score 24% Med Islander. Looks impossible and random to me. It doesn't fit with my known ancestry or other autosomal results. Also, I can't understand how they can tell Sardinia and Med Islander apart. The results lack a good description, the clusters are mixing different linguistical terms with ethnic. Not very reliable but good for fun.

Sikeliot
04-30-2017, 07:20 PM
I get how Sicilians and Maltese are similar but I thought Cypriots were more middle eastern?

Cypriots are genetically intermediate between Sicilians/Maltese and Levantines. So yes, grouping them all together does not make a lot of sense. I wonder why Crete was not used instead of Cyprus, as they are much closer to Sicilians/Maltese.

With that said, I myself score around 10% Mediterranean islander, but I should be scoring much more. I think this shows limitations with DNA Land as a source. I've uploaded the same kit twice and it came up different both times.

Shadogowah
06-25-2017, 07:39 AM
I score a good chunk of southwestern european on dna land, divided into southwestern and Sardinian. Then a smaller percentage of med islander. I think the Balearic theory could be it, and Baleares has been a population I've noticed to pop up on gedmatch. Thanks for the help ^

If you are still reading this thread, I just found a reference in one book about Spanish genealogy mentioning that there was a populous Greek community in Menorca during the centuries XVIII and XIX.

Claudio
06-26-2017, 08:52 AM
http://i.imgur.com/rkAH5ei.png
I have some questions about my DNA.Land results. 1. what exactly is a mediterranean islander? I know its like Maltese and Cyprus, but why do I get so much of it when I do not get any Italian in AncestryDNA. The cluster seems to be a mixture of Middle Eastern and European because I see it in many European results and in some Middle Eastern results. So if anyone can explain this group to me and why I got it that would be great. 2. I have zero Arab/Egyptian all the Iranians I've seen get a large percentage of Arab/Egyptian, even if they have Med Islander, but I have literally 0% Arab. Could my families nomadic tribe roots be the reason why? or is it just that grouping is more based off of North African DNA maybe?

Maybe you have more ancestry from Asia Minor or the levant region than the Arabian peninsula?
So a Lower Arab Egyptian percentage?

Saba123
06-26-2017, 11:19 PM
Maybe you have more ancestry from Asia Minor or the levant region than the Arabian peninsula?
So a Lower Arab Egyptian percentage?

yeah my FTDNA results are Middle Eastern 74%:Asia Minor 71% East Middle East 3% West Middle East < 1% Central/South Asian 21%: Central Asian 21% African 2% West African 2% East Central African <1% North and Central America < 1%

My Ancestry DNA results were Caucasus 73% Asia South 14% Middle East 10% Africa Southeastern Bantu 2% European Jewish < 1%

My Heritage Results werehttp://i.imgur.com/36152ua.png


Basically I can conclude I have a very small input of Arabian DNA especially for someone from the Iran-Iraq border. I'm not too surprised though as my family is mainly from nomadic tribes rather then the general Iranian population.

Claudio
07-02-2017, 09:48 AM
yeah my FTDNA results are Middle Eastern 74%:Asia Minor 71% East Middle East 3% West Middle East < 1% Central/South Asian 21%: Central Asian 21% African 2% West African 2% East Central African <1% North and Central America < 1%

My Ancestry DNA results were Caucasus 73% Asia South 14% Middle East 10% Africa Southeastern Bantu 2% European Jewish < 1%

My Heritage Results werehttp://i.imgur.com/36152ua.png


Basically I can conclude I have a very small input of Arabian DNA especially for someone from the Iran-Iraq border. I'm not too surprised though as my family is mainly from nomadic tribes rather then the general Iranian population.

Have you seen at "Living DNA" they have divided up West Asia even more 🤔
Divided into: North Turkish,South Turkish,Armenian
Levantine,Kurdish,Iranian,Arabian ? 🤔

Baluch
07-13-2017, 03:12 PM
I got 11% Mediterranean Islander too. It doesn't make sense and I wont take it seriously. Nothing like it showed up in the other calculators. Did you upload your FTdna raw results? Well I did when I got the 11%. I think it might have something to do with it as a someone on this thread noted after his experience. It might just, somehow, falsely appear to the populations of the Iranian plateau.

Bobby Martnen
09-24-2017, 11:56 PM
This component seems to be associated with Sicilians and Cypriots mostly.

digital_noise
03-19-2018, 08:55 PM
My Results kind of make sense, although I'm trying to determine if my family came from Sicily before they ended up in Calabria for 200+ years...

West Eurasian 100%
Northwest European 33%
Northeast European 24% (North Slavic 17% Finnish 6.9%)
Mediterranean Islander 17%
South/Central European 15%
Southwestern European 11% (Sardinian 9.3% Southwestern European 1.4%)
Indo-Iranian 1.2%

Magnetic
03-20-2018, 12:58 AM
I score 33% med islander on dnaland . and I score similar amounts of east med on gedmatch calculators too . so in my case it does make sense but I am not a big fan of dnaland and think it has weird samplings

SonsOfHerakles
04-11-2018, 02:28 AM
The Mediterranean Island component is most common in Sicilians, Southern Italians, and Greek Islanders. I remember reading an article about the "Mediterranean Genetic Continuum" that connects these areas. Substantial Hellenic colonization certainly ties all these areas together but cannot explain it alone because Balkanic Greece is not on the continuum as it clusters with other Balkanic groups. For that reason I would guess that this genetic cluster is really defined by a preexisting indigenous population across the region, largely neolithic Anatolian farmer but also Caucus and Levantine-related.

AzureKite
11-16-2018, 10:30 PM
The Mediterranean Island component is most common in Sicilians, Southern Italians, and Greek Islanders. I remember reading an article about the "Mediterranean Genetic Continuum" that connects these areas. Substantial Hellenic colonization certainly ties all these areas together but cannot explain it alone because Balkanic Greece is not on the continuum as it clusters with other Balkanic groups. For that reason I would guess that this genetic cluster is really defined by a preexisting indigenous population across the region, largely neolithic Anatolian farmer but also Caucus and Levantine-related.

Are you Greek-Cyproit and Brazilian?

AzureKite
11-16-2018, 10:31 PM
I score none. Gedmatch had me at 5% Mediterranean

Sikeliot
11-17-2018, 12:12 PM
The Mediterranean Island component is most common in Sicilians, Southern Italians, and Greek Islanders. I remember reading an article about the "Mediterranean Genetic Continuum" that connects these areas. Substantial Hellenic colonization certainly ties all these areas together but cannot explain it alone because Balkanic Greece is not on the continuum as it clusters with other Balkanic groups. For that reason I would guess that this genetic cluster is really defined by a preexisting indigenous population across the region, largely neolithic Anatolian farmer but also Caucus and Levantine-related.

Sicilians, Cypriots, Cretans, south Italians are defined by having a Neolithic European base followed by substantial post-Neolithic Caucasus and Levantine ancestry, with only minimal Indo-European input or anything "northern" compared to other Southern Europeans.

Erikl86
11-17-2018, 12:52 PM
My results:

West Eurasian 100%
Ashkenazi 94%
Balkan 3.8%
North Slavic 2.1%

And my wife's result (also full Ashkenazi on all sides):

West Eurasian 100%
Ashkenazi 83%
Balkan 14%
Ambiguous 2.1%

Erikl86
11-17-2018, 12:55 PM
Sicilians, Cypriots, Cretans, south Italians are defined by having a Neolithic European base followed by substantial post-Neolithic Caucasus and Levantine ancestry, with only minimal Indo-European input or anything "northern" compared to other Southern Europeans.

Well considering Sarno et al. is the one who's recently genetically confined the extent of this East Mediterranean Continuum genetically, she also included Western Jews (at least Ashkenazi, Sephardi and North African Jews):

http://i65.tinypic.com/fe3ntk.png

SonsOfHerakles
03-27-2019, 03:15 PM
Are you Greek-Cyproit and Brazilian?

Yes! :)