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    What is the population reference for "West Asia" on GEDmatch calculators?

    I've been wondering what "West Asia" exactly refers to in GEDmatch calculators. West Asia is a regions where a lot of ethnicities have lived. If we considers the current era, there are even people who are of European or African descent who have become West Asians. So, what is the population reference for "West Asia" on GEDmatch calculators?

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    That would depend on the Gedmatch calculator in question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kulin View Post
    That would depend on the Gedmatch calculator in question.
    Say, in Eurogenes K13.

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    Probably based on modern-day Armenians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velislav View Post
    Probably based on modern-day Armenians.
    Thank you. Why do you think Armenians?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainn View Post
    Say, in Eurogenes K13.
    West Asian, East Med, North Atlantic and other components are ancient, they do not use any modern ethnicity for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainn View Post
    Thank you. Why do you think Armenians?
    Saw once a thread when someone managed to get a proxy on each of the components. Even if ancient samples were used, some of the samples would correlate well with certain modern populations. Probably best idea is to ask the creator of the calculator who is active on this forum sometimes.

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    it is not based on any modern population . it seems to be based on (more so the dzudzuana part of) caucasus hunter gatherers

    KOTIAS CHG on eurogenes k13


    # Population Percent
    1 West_Asian 85.64
    2 South_Asian 6.04
    3 Baltic 4.27
    4 Sub-Saharan 2.32
    5 Northeast_African 1.73
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    The GEDmatch admix tests were designed before any ancient DNA was available.

    So of course the so called ancestral components are derived from modern populations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Generalissimo View Post
    The GEDmatch admix tests were designed before any ancient DNA was available.

    So of course the so called ancestral components are derived from modern populations.
    but i guess that it extracts / is based on on the CHG stuff inside of the modern population it is based on ?

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