Monday, 16 October, 2017

National Geographic: Iranian natives’ genetic makeup is 56 percent Arabian!


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.’



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  1. Anonymous

    January 17, 2017 at 3:04 am

    There are several problems with this study. Firstly, National Geographic does not provide adequate technical details about the way this study was conducted, which casts serious doubt on the scientific integrity of the study. Secondly, I assume the result is taken either from Iranians outside Iran (which further clouds the integrity of the study) or only from a small test sample of the Iranian population from unspecified regions in Iran, which means that the claim that Iranians are “typically %56 Arabian” is a nonsensical sweeping generalization. Thirdly, it’s quite absurd to attach ethnic labels to genes, as in the case of the so-called “Arabian” gene; one reason being that these genes had mutated thousands of years before “Arabian” was even a thing. So in actual fact being %56 “Arabian” does not mean being a half Arab; it just means that a person has a lot of genes inherited from the homo sapiens who settled in this region right after they migrated out of Africa. Lastly, National Geographic is pro-Arab and smells of Arab money, considering how they have shamefully changed the name of the Persian Gulf into “Arabian Gulf” in their atlases.

  2. Amir

    January 19, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Follow the trail of money given to National Geographic, then you find out who is-was behind this non- sense. I know I am not Arab, Are you? Not, you are not, then who is Arabian, I guess the guy who wrote the article had some shuts of something. Maybe, some extra money, or maybe, politics, since some guy that soon takes over some big organization in a country ( on the paper big – of course). Well I know I am not 56 percent Arabian. Are you? Not!

  3. Sepehr

    February 13, 2017 at 6:18 am

    I wonder how much money it costs Saudis to make others make up such huge lies. Shame on you for sharing this false study!

  4. BL

    February 22, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Saudi/Zionist propaganda. Try harder next time.

  5. KV

    February 25, 2017 at 4:06 am

    This so called study has more flaws than can be counted.

    This obsession with all things Arab is on par with that which some white people, as well as the Kardashians, have with everything African American.

  6. Human Irandoost

    April 1, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    It is mostly another project in “arabizing” every thing related to Persians. this time surprisingly their genetics. LoL
    I guess a scientific study needs some details about number of samples, from where they are taken, and …

    Dear natioi! next time more decorated plz

  7. NFK

    April 4, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    They don’t know what else do to label everything in order to allow them legitimacy for unlawful appropriation…Of course, the source of financing of this study is not difficult to guess. True and accurate genetic studies regarding the native Iranians/Iranic people have been conducted over the centuries, libraries and universities, as well as Foundations around the world are filled with them, including German, UK, French, and South Asian scientists and the genetic pattern are so clear that even the Horrible Nazi regime did make attempts to count on a potential Persian alliance to support their “genetic cause”. Thankfully, true native Iranic noble people are noble and do not buy into the genetic superiority discourse set forward by the Nazis. Also, agree that there is no such a thing as an Arabic gene!! Pure nonsense, to justify an unlawful invasion/appropriation?? Hopefully, this inferiority complex from neighboring countries will someday cease so we can all coexist in peace.

    • Leo Lucas

      April 18, 2017 at 2:47 am

      “the genetic pattern are so clear that even the Horrible Nazi regime did make attempts to count on a potential Persian alliance”

      Do you mean Hitler already knew DNA analysis?

    • Adam

      May 8, 2017 at 10:37 am

      No. Genetic studies have certainly not be done over centuriea. In fact dna was discovered in 20th century and autosomal studies have been done in last 35 years.

  8. Miz

    May 12, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    We might as well accept the fact that the Arabs not only forced their religion upon us… that they also pumped their genes into our population.

  9. reza parsi

    May 30, 2017 at 4:09 pm
    hey guys i just checked the original genographic website and found the real results there , and to alarabiya fanboys surprise there is no such thing as an ” arabic gene ” in the whole population of iran , please note that al_arabiya news is funded by saudi arabs so there’s no value to what they publish about iranians ; in advance i advice you to be more picky about iran’s enemies propaganda

    • aaaaa

      June 18, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Great job! Yes, this is completely different information indeed!!!!!

  10. Eng Khaled

    May 31, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Thats dos’t make sense, Since Arab are much more smarter based on the average IQ ranking per country, Kuwaitis 86 and Iranian are just 82, So i guess because of the 46% who is mixed Turkish and Kurds and persians, I was shocked we live way better life standard than iranian, We have better economy better education system and we see iranians works in our streets and for sure we have better history we rule iran and the world for hundred of years from China to Spain, But thats show us that iran should be back to its golden age as early Islamic when it was under Ummyed rule, Still Khamenie is Arab but he is for sure a jewish puppet that why he support terrorism around meddle east, And how stupid you be to say Saudi Arabia pay money to National geographic LoL Do you think they are as poor as you to take money for study and risk there reputation !! No wonder you guys have low IQ and low human development ranking comparing with Kuwait and UAE and Saudi Arabia !!

    Hope soon Iran will be back to golden age and rise again under Arabs wings as its use to be, Lets say InshaaAllah, Greeting to you all

    • Maryam Majobi

      September 25, 2017 at 2:11 am

      Not true. Learn some history, after islamic expansion most if not all of the great “Arab” scientists, mathmeticians and doctors were mostly Persian or Jewish or both, Arabs were only good at warfare and nothing more.

  11. A gay Iranian.

    June 3, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    National Geo. Is a joke they fucked the DNA results of all nations. Zionist cucks.

  12. A gay Iranian.

    June 3, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Eng Khalid piss off you HASBARA troll.

  13. Problem

    June 3, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    If this prominent company is willing to make such a big fuck up what makes you think 23&me, Ancestry DNA etc. aren’t willing to do it aswell?

  14. Koroush e ashkan

    June 20, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    This genetic study is false garbage. Arab isnt even a real race as its an ethnicity based on language, not genetics.

    Here are the actual results on Iranian genetics:

    Note that we got mostly mediteranian due to Iranics and Mediterraneans being similar in racial makeup and stock.

  15. Pedram

    June 28, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    It’s not a fact neither you can refute that easily. There are lots of so-called “Sa’adat”s living in Iran who hold necessarily arabic genes. Beside this, we had multiple mass exodus of people moving between the peninsula and the Iranian plateau, so the Nat-Geo actually has a point. But the number 56%, is seemingly something of exaggeration or lack of statistically enough samples.

    • Kourosh

      July 11, 2017 at 2:34 am

      Unfortunately, there has been a miscommunication here, the information provided here, refer to the percentage similarities between races.

      The base population is not specified (they could be Iraqi), nor is the Iranian population being compared (they could be Arabhāye) and lastly, the information provided does not reflect ethnicity but rather genetic flow, which is present in everyone vis a vie the Out of Africa migration!

  16. Armin

    July 23, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Lol, Saudis trying to re-write history:D Who believes in this bullshit?
    And “” is a Saudi funded page

  17. mehdi

    July 27, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Which university confirms your studi.
    It is lie
    all lie
    Iranian are similar to Iranian
    not Arabian

  18. Parafarne

    July 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Shame to genographic project, shame to Wells who publish their personal ideas using NGC platform! its completley untrue.

  19. Parafarne

    July 29, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Wells himself is a neo-nazi racist and want to use NGC platform to destroy other nations! he should be fired from Genographic project.

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