Second round of my DNA results but this one being more detailed of my ancient DNA history. Last week, after receiving my AncestryDNA, I downloaded and uploaded my data to GEDMatch.
Running through various tests…
Eurogenes K12 as expected showed an 88% of being East Asian and 8% South Asian.
Eurogenes K36 is where I expected the Filipino ancestry to be even more broken down to Malay (not the ethnic race, but the term coined for brown-skinned Austronesian natives of not only the Philippines, but also of Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and Thailand).
MDLP K23b is what I expected as it goes into even more detail of my DNA line showing 57% Austronesian (They include Taiwanese aborigines; the majority ethnic groups of Malaysia, East Timor, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Madagascar, Micronesia, and Polynesia, as well as the Polynesian peoples of New Zealand and Hawaii, and the non-Papuan people of Melanesia) and 27% South East Asian, followed by 5% Tungus-Altaic (The Altaic peoples have always been in some proximity to the ancient, highly civilized peoples of Asia and Europe: the Chinese, the Iranians, and the heirs of classical Europe—the Byzantines, late Romans, and Germans) and 3% Melano Polynesian.
But during various tests, I noticed East Siberia (which proof showing that my ancestry shows the earliest settlers came from eastern Siberia and northern China. The southeast Asian component reflects mixing with groups that originated further south).
Eurogenes Hunter Gatherer vs. Farmer shows that 85% of my far distant ancestors were East Asian farmers, followed by 6% Oceanian Hunter Gathererers and nearly 6% who were South Asian Hunters and Gatherers.
There are numerous tests that can be found on GEDMatch but I noticed that for Filipinos, for example, Dodecad K12B used three Filipino participants. So, Oracle results show that Vietnam, KHV30 or Lahu is an originator. Hopefully the creators of the tests will include more samples to show better results.
But when it comes to East Asian DNA, I do agree with Dodecad creator Dienekes Pontikos who wrote on his blog, “hundreds of ancient European genomes have been published, but only a single Chromosome 21 from East Asia.”
I particularly focused on Eurogenes, MDLP and World 9.
And for fun…these little tests to see if your parents are related. And in my case, my parents are not related.
But there are so much ways to test out your DNA through GEDMatch (and the great news is that right now it’s free).