Dear All, We have 5 R2 results in our …
Comment posted Lifestyle of Kerala Syrian Christians by Jackson.
We have 5 R2 results in our database who are all Northists. And 2 of these (last two in the list) are perfect matches with each other among the total 5.
Now speaking about genetic distance, 2 of the R2 samples as I said which are perfectly matching each other, are having marker values close to an R2 Jew from the Jewish genetic database while they are bit further from the Indian R2. There is still a third sample which seems closer to Armenian R2 based on genetic distance than local Indian R2. So genetic distances are playing some tricks here and we can speak in terms of relative distance as of now only. But all the 5 R2′s are not inter-related nor clustering together to say they are from a single ancestral community, they seem to come from different regions including Indian (North?).
Since R2 is a somewhat mysterious haplogroup and fewer yet scattered in presence to assign to a particular region, we cannot be sure of it’s Indian origin-relation to us. But note that R2 is considered typical of communities of/in/from Iran/Persia. But we still cannot read it as an Indo-Aryan marker because plenty of Jews too carry this hgp. R2 also seems prone to mutations hence can be misleading in deriving conclusions of a 2000 yr. old past ancestral stock.
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