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Dominicans are 49% Black, 39% White and 4% Indian

Santo Domingo.- Dominicans’ DNA is 49% African, 39% European and 4% re-Columbians including Tainos, which confirms their complicated genetic ancestry and implies that mulattos prevail among the population of the Caribbean nation.

The figures are from a study by the Dominican Academy of History, the National Geographic Society and the University of Pennsylvania, with the collaboration of UNIBE University is part of the Genographic Project carried out in 140 countries.

“The investigation took saliva samples from the oral mucosa taken from 1,000 Dominicans in 25 sample points, both rural and urban, and in each 40 volunteers agreed to their DNA samples being taken,” says the Dominican Academy of History in a statemen.

It said that the only previous study on the country’s genetic diversity was conducted by José de Jesus Alvarez Perello, with blood samples from 520 military in 1950.

Source: DT

July 6, 2016

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