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    Quote Originally Posted by Fungene View Post
    Here’s a way to look at relatedness between modern Gagauz and ancient samples from the supplement to Damgaard et al. 2018. “137 ancient human genomes from across the Eurasian steppes.”

    The relevant part is Section 4.
    The dot hovering just to the west of the Black Sea represents modern Gagauz, while the dot in central Europe represents modern Germans.

    Shared genetic drift between modern populations and each of the 137 ancients is provided in a map. This is for each one of the 137 ancient samples. Nice feature. It is intended to give a quick visual clue as to whether an ancient individual is genetically closer to modern West Eurasians or East Eurasians. Higher values (= genetically closer) are represented by red, lower, by blue. Let’s focus on the yellow to red.

    Interesting pattern (in spite of just being based on eyeballing): if one of these ancient samples is related to Gagauz (a yellow to orange dot for Gagauz shows up on the map for that sample), it is at least as strongly related to German (relatedness indicated by color is at least equal, and almost always higher.) The reverse doesn’t seem to occur.
    Take a look at: DA191, 194, 195, 197, 198, 199, 111, 112, 30, 26, 58, 55, 31, 35, 121, 123, 125, 48, 53, 17, 19, 18, 119, 29, 206, 207, 208, 229, 202, 224, 117.
    More samples fitting the pattern: DA171, DA 134, DA136, DA139, DA141, DA143, DA144, DA145, DA146, DA160, DA161, DA162, DA164
    Bucking the trend, but barely (this means that similarity with modern Germans is still notable):
    - DA188, Region: Belgorod
    Radiocarbon 14C date: 1187 +- 31 BP uncal =calAD 831+/- 43*
    Population label: Saltovo-Mayaki
    - DA189Region: Belgorod
    , Period: 750-900 AD
    Population label: Saltovo-Mayaki

    *Conversion using

    Correction: there is no sample DA55

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leper View Post
    Their main language is not Russian. I don't know where did you get that idea. Even so, that doesn't make any difference on their idendity.
    Their main language is Russian. They were russified. Only enthusiast and possibly older generation in rural areas speak Gagauz. You can find this yourself. Here's an article: "Why Gagauz prefer Russian"? All documentations in administration, the study programs in schools and institutions are conducted in Russian:
    Typical Gagauz websites which are in Russian language :
    Last edited by Volat; 05-23-2018 at 04:36 AM.

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