A surprising discovery by National Geographic shows that an Iranian native’s genetic makeup is 56 percent Arabian!
National Geographic’s Genographic Project, launched in 2005, has listed a group of reference populations, where the typical national of each country is described according to genetic makeup. These are based on hundreds of DNA samples and advanced DNA analysis.
The Geographic project has compared a person DNA results to the averages from each of 43 reference populations it currently has in its database and estimated which of these populations were most similar to that person in terms of the genetic markers.
According to its findings, natives of Iran have a strange genetic composition.
Typically, an Iranian native’s genetic composition is 56 percent Arabian , 4 percent Eastern Africa, 2 percent Northern Africa, 4 percent Central Asia, 6 percent Asia Minor and 2 percent from Southern Europe and Southern Asia each (According to Geographic Project).
An Iranian native’s genetic composition (SOURCE: National Geographic)
Regarding an Iranian native’s genetic makeup, Genographic Project has said:
‘This reference population is based on native Iranians. As some ancient populations migrated from Africa, they passed first through southwestern Asia en route to the rest of Eurasia. Some populations stayed in the Middle East and southwest Asia, over time developing unique genetic patterns. The large Arabian and Southern Asia components found in our reference Iranian population reflect these ancient patterns. The Asia Minor and Central Asia components likely arrived via the migrations of groups originating in those regions farther north, such as the Turks and Mongols. The Silk Road also may have served to disperse Asian genetic patterns farther south and west.’