View Full Version : Need help with 23andme results.

09-29-2016, 09:37 PM
Hi guys,

So i have taken the 23andme test. Not only did it leave me with more question, but I am extremely confused. Can somebody please shed some light on the following:

I tested as 91.1% Middle eastern, I am born in Tehran Iran.

My Mtdna is K1A4
My yDNA is R1a1a

As far as i understand, K1a4 is an European haplogroup, how come i test so high as middle eastern then? R1a1a is also related to the early indo-Iranians (Scythian, Samaritans etc)? Am i right?

I attached some of my results, any help would be nice:)

10-01-2016, 01:57 AM
k1a4 isn't European. Many in Europe have it true, more often later sub-branches though, but it probably started out in Turkey or somewhere in that whole greater region and tons in that greater region have it as well.

10-01-2016, 09:24 AM
Interesting, i did read some articles saying that K4A1 is related to ancient Anatolia. My grandfather, and grandmother both spoke fluent Turkish (Azeri Turkish)

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10-01-2016, 07:15 PM
Thanks for sharing your results. I can't add anything but that they do not seem to me to be out of the norm.