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raspberry
10-31-2016, 04:19 PM
Hello, I read that L-M20 was found in 51% of Syrians from Al-Raqqah, a northern Syrian city (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_L-M20). Why is this y-dna so common in especially that city? Does anyone know and can explain?

Anabasis
10-31-2016, 09:15 PM
I cant answer your question properly why is so dense in raqqa but what i know according to thier STR values, they are L-M27 L1a1, which is very frequent in South india but also exsist in Kuwait and Suudia Arabia.

STR values;
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3312577/bin/NIHMS41078-supplement-TableS1.pdf

L-Project
https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Y-Haplogroup-L/default.aspx?section=yresults

jesus
10-31-2016, 09:51 PM
I cant answer your question properly why is so dense in raqqa but what i know according to thier STR values, they are L-M27 L1a1, which is very frequent in South india but also exsist in Kuwait and Suudia Arabia.

STR values;
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3312577/bin/NIHMS41078-supplement-TableS1.pdf

L-Project
https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Y-Haplogroup-L/default.aspx?section=yresults

Also exists in Iran, parts of Levant and Armenia as far as I remember. For the OP, they probably sampled a closely related family or a tribe(founder effects are probably the reason)

Anabasis
10-31-2016, 10:04 PM
Also exists in Iran, parts of Levant and Armenia as far as I remember. For the OP, they probably sampled a closely related family or a tribe(founder effects are probably the reason)

It seems you are very right. Most probably some of them are in same clan.

16 L-m20 sample in Raqqa samples have 0 distance with each other

Abd.H
11-01-2016, 10:20 PM
STR values;
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3312577/bin/NIHMS41078-supplement-TableS1.pdf

There are around 350 samples from Syria here ,but there are only 3 samples from my province ,although its inhabitants make up 7% of the population :eek: