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Friday, June 8, 2012

Kurdish autosomal DNA based on Dodecad K12b

Today, I want to present Kurdish results using Dienekes's tool called Dodecad K12b, presented on gedmatch. Thanks to all the contributors of this post.

Results were used to determine biogeographical ancestry:

View Genome mapping of Kurds by Palisto in a larger map

To see it in direct comparison McDonald's maps, click here.

Color coding for all relevant components of Dodecad K12b:

Zaza1 from Turkey (KD001):

Zaza2 from Dersim/Turkey (KD024):

Alevi Kurmanji1 from Dersim/Turkey (KD002):

Alevi Kurmanji2 from Turkey (KD005):

Kurmanji from Turkey (KD006):

Kurmanji from Zakho/Iraq (KD007):

Kurmanji from Dohuk/Iraq (KD023):
Yezidi from Iraq (KD008):

Sorani1 from Sulaymaniyah/Iraq (KD009)

Sorani2 from Sulaymaniyah/Iraq (KD010):  

Sorani3 from Sulaymaniyah/Iraq (KD011)

Sorani4 from Sulaymaniyah and Darband/Iraq (KD012):  

Sorani5 from Koysinjaq/Iraq (KD013):

Sorani6 from Sulaymaniyah/Iraq (KD014):

Feyli  (KD025):

Feyli  (KD026):

Feyli  (KD027):

Sorani from Sulaymaniyah/Iraq (KD032):

Sorani from Sulaymaniyah/Iraq (KD033):

Sorani from Sulaymaniyah/Iraq (KD034):

1/2Alevi Kurmanji-1/2Sunni Kurmanji from Bingöl (Zazaki: Çolig, Kurmanji: Çewlîg), Kighi, Turkey (KD036):


  1. Any comments as to the origin of the consistent presence of an East African component throughout this sample and the small SSA component in "Sorani2"?

    What I find particulary strange about that one is the low score for East African since I would expect a correlation between that component and SSA.

  2. Very interesting! I'm a Yezidi Kurd from Georgia whom native langauge is Kurdish Kurmanji dialect. But I'm closer to Sorani speaking Kurds than Kurmanji speaking Kurds. That's a big surprise!