Y-chromosome lineages trace diffusion of people and languages in southwestern Asia

L. Quintana-Murci, C. Krausz, T. Zerjal, S. Hamid Sayar, M. F. Hammer, S. Qasim Mehdi, Q. Ayub, R. Qamar, A. Mohyuddin, U. Radhakhrishna, M. A. Jobling, C. Tyler-Smith, K. McElreavey

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Abstract

The origins and dispersal of farming and pastoral nomadism in southwestern Asia are complex, and there is controversy about whether they were associated with cultural transmission or demic diffusion. In addition, the spread of these technological innovations has been associated with the dispersal of Dravidian and Indo-Iranian languages in southwestern Asia. Here we present genetic evidence for the occurrence of two major population movements, supporting a model of demic diffusion of early farmers from southwestern Iran - and of pastoral nomads from western and central Asia - into India, associated with Dravidian and Indo-European-language dispersals, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-542
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Human Genetics
Volume68
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Quintana-Murci, L., Krausz, C., Zerjal, T., Hamid Sayar, S., Hammer, M. F., Qasim Mehdi, S., ... McElreavey, K. (2001). Y-chromosome lineages trace diffusion of people and languages in southwestern Asia. American Journal of Human Genetics, 68(2), 537-542. https://doi.org/10.1086/318200

Y-chromosome lineages trace diffusion of people and languages in southwestern Asia. / Quintana-Murci, L.; Krausz, C.; Zerjal, T.; Hamid Sayar, S.; Hammer, M. F.; Qasim Mehdi, S.; Ayub, Q.; Qamar, R.; Mohyuddin, A.; Radhakhrishna, U.; Jobling, M. A.; Tyler-Smith, C.; McElreavey, K.

In: American Journal of Human Genetics, Vol. 68, No. 2, 2001, p. 537-542.

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Quintana-Murci, L, Krausz, C, Zerjal, T, Hamid Sayar, S, Hammer, MF, Qasim Mehdi, S, Ayub, Q, Qamar, R, Mohyuddin, A, Radhakhrishna, U, Jobling, MA, Tyler-Smith, C & McElreavey, K 2001, 'Y-chromosome lineages trace diffusion of people and languages in southwestern Asia', American Journal of Human Genetics, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 537-542. https://doi.org/10.1086/318200
Quintana-Murci L, Krausz C, Zerjal T, Hamid Sayar S, Hammer MF, Qasim Mehdi S et al. Y-chromosome lineages trace diffusion of people and languages in southwestern Asia. American Journal of Human Genetics. 2001;68(2):537-542. https://doi.org/10.1086/318200
Quintana-Murci, L. ; Krausz, C. ; Zerjal, T. ; Hamid Sayar, S. ; Hammer, M. F. ; Qasim Mehdi, S. ; Ayub, Q. ; Qamar, R. ; Mohyuddin, A. ; Radhakhrishna, U. ; Jobling, M. A. ; Tyler-Smith, C. ; McElreavey, K. / Y-chromosome lineages trace diffusion of people and languages in southwestern Asia. In: American Journal of Human Genetics. 2001 ; Vol. 68, No. 2. pp. 537-542.
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