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New South Asian, Central Asian, Western Asian and North African Populations In Ancestry Composition

We are excited to announce that in October 2019 we added new regional populations to our Ancestry Composition feature!

Central & South Asian Regional Populations

The Central & South Asian regional populations have increased from one (1) Broadly South Asian population to seven (7) regional populations. Below you can find the Central & South Asian populations available in Ancestry Composition:

  • Central Asian (New)
  • Northern Indian & Pakistani (New)
  • Bengali & Northeast Indian (New)
  • Gujarati Patidar (New)
  • Southern Indian Subgroup (New)
  • Malayali Subgroup (New)
  • Southern Indian & Sri Lankan (New)
  • Broadly Central & South Asian (New)
  • Broadly Central Asian, Northern Indian & Pakistani (New)
  • Broadly Southern South Asian (New)


Western Asian & North African

The Western Asian & North African regional populations increased from two (2) populations to eight (8) regional populations. Below you can find the Western Asian & North African regional population available in Ancestry Composition:

  • North African (New)
  • Egyptian (New)
  • Coptic Egyptian (New)
  • Cypriot (New)
  • Anatolian (New)
  • Iranian, Caucasian & Mesopotamian (New)
  • Peninsular Arab (New)
  • Levantine (New)
  • Broadly Western Asian & North African (New)
  • Broadly Arab, Egyptian & Levantine (New)
  • Broadly Northern West Asian (New)


What is the Ancestry Composition report?

The Ancestry Composition report estimates what percent of your DNA comes from each of 45 reference populations worldwide, reaching back about 500 years. It also tells you about your connection to Recent Ancestor Locations, which are specific countries around the world where one or more of your ancestors likely lived within the last 200 years. Both of these analyses look at DNA you inherited from ancestors on both sides of your family.

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