Tuesday, December 22, 2015

R1a haplogroup in Central-West Africa

Africans carry haplogroup R1a.

In India the Dravidian people carry the R1a haplogroup The Dravidian people of India originally lived in Middle Africa and belonged to the Proto-Saharan Civilization.

The Proto-Saharan civilization was situated in the Proto-Sahara, which includes Cameroon. 

In Cameroon we find carriers of R1a. 

In addition to carriers of R1a in Cameroon; the Dravidian languages are still spoken today in Cameroon see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWyAYGlFZjkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWyAYGlFZ jk 


  • Gemma Berniell-Lee
  • Francesc Calafell
  • Elena Bosch
  • Evelyne Heyer
  • Lucas Sica,
  • Patrick Mouguiama-Daouda
  • Lolke van der Veen
  • Jean-Marie Hombert,
  • Lluis Quintana-Murci
  • and David Comas
Genetic and Demographic Implications of the Bantu Expansion: Insights from Human Paternal LineagesMol Biol Evol (2009) 26 (7): 1581-1589 first published online April 15, 2009doi:10.1093/molbev/msp069

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