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Haplogroup A

February 15, 2008
 


Altun Ha

Originally uploaded by alexthoth

Marge’s genetic test from National Geographic finally came in and she belongs to the mitochondrial Haplogroup A.

This group originated in Asia and is shared by a 10% of the Han Chinese, 7.7% of Koreans and Japanese, and the Chukchi people of Siberia.

In North America it accounts for the majority of the Eskimo-Aleut populations. In the Southwest United States it’s associated with the Apache and the Navajo. In Central America with the Maya and in South America with the Inca.

Since Marge is Nicaraguan (in Central America), it’s safe to say she’s of Nicarao (or Niquirano) descent. There is cultural and linguistic evidence that the Nicarao people are related to the Mayans and Aztecs.

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