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Friday, May 23, 2014

Iban Borneo population + Madagascar

I am remembering that one of the Asian populations on my grandmother's DNA Tribes was called "Iban Borneo" (The other is from Naxi, China).

In re-researching Madagascar I see that:
Madagascar, Home of the original Blasians: Madagascar. Home of the original Blasians: "Initial human settlement of Madagascar occurred between 350 BCE and 550 CE by Austronesian (Populations from Southeast Asia and Oceania) peoples arriving on outrigger canoes from Borneo. These were joined around 1000 CE by Bantu migrants crossing the Mozambique Channel"...."Recent DNA research revealed that the genetic makeup of the average Malagasy person constitutes an approximately equal blend of Austronesian and East African genes,[122][123] although the genetics of some communities show a predominance of Austronesian or African origins or some Arab, Indian or European ancestry.[124] Austronesian origins are most predominant among the Merina of the central highlands,[94] who form the largest Malagasy ethnic sub-group at approximately 26 percent of the population, while certain communities among the coastal peoples (collectively called cĂ´tiers) have relatively stronger African origins".

So it looks like some ancient Blasian DNA via Madagascar (Bantu + Indonesian or Polynesian, depending on the person) is in order.