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Default Pashtun Macedonian link - 02-24-2012, 12:05 PM

Greetings,

I don't know if this has been discussed but Pashtuns/Pathans are linked with Macedonian's of Alexander the Great.



European Journal of Human Genetics
  1. Biomedical and Genetic Engineering Division, Dr. AQ Khan Research Laboratories, Islamabad, Pakistan
  2. Unit of Prenatal Diagnosis, Center for Thalassemia, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
  3. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
  4. Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
..Three Pakistani populations residing in northern Pakistan, the Burusho, Kalash and Pathan claim descent from Greek soldiers associated with Alexander's invasion of southwest Asia.

..The most striking feature of this network was the sharing of haplotypes between the Pathan and Greek samples (Figure 4).

..Among the three Pakistani populations claiming Greek descent, this clade was observed only in the Pathans. The Pathan samples belonged to clade E3b1 that constituted 17% of the Greek samples.

..The Pathans were the only population among the three that claim Greek ancestry in which clade E was present.

Nevertheless, Alexander's army of 25 000–30 000 mercenary foot soldiers from Persia and West Asia and 5000–7000 Macedonian cavalry perhaps provides a more likely explanation because of their elite status and substantial political impact on the region.

http://www.nature.com/ejhg/journal/v...726a.html#tbl2

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not much of a link
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Default 02-24-2012, 12:24 PM

it is very hard to form a link with just one haplogroup, though that said, some link is defiantly possible since Macedonian / Greeks did rule the area.
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Default 02-24-2012, 12:28 PM

yes, well true. The Greeks did transfer some people into the Pashtun area.

Mostly not Greek i'd say.
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Default 02-24-2012, 12:40 PM

Dna (mtdna) provides relation, while Nuclear Dna confirms. I am assuming some visitors here are not Pashtun.

Meyers Blitz-Lexikon (Leipzig, 1932) divides “Europäid” types into: Nordic Race, Dinaric race, Mediterranean race, Alpine race, East Baltic race, Turks (Turanid race), Bedouins (Arabid race), and Afghans (Iranid race).


The afghan currency with Macedonian Aphaganian.
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So what do bank notes prove? Is it Alexander on horseback?

The letters look Greek.

hmm, could be 1939, Germany had some influence in the region at the time. They probably suggested a connection with Europe through that.
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So what do bank notes prove? Is it Alexander on horseback?

The letters look Greek.

hmm, could be 1939, Germany had some influence in the region at the time. They probably suggested a connection with Europe through that.
Yes it is Greek the connection goes far back.

Various cities are Greek named Kandahar named after Eskandar or Alexander of Arachosia, Paktia-Paktika.

Afghans-Pashtuns do not see them selves as Oriental or Indian.
German's share linguistics. Following the Kurgan Migration theory Germans may have migrated in the second wave out of central Asia and "not" out of India.

Hence Haplo group R1A in North east Germania and R1B in central and Bavaria.
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Default 02-24-2012, 01:57 PM

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Yes it is Greek the connection goes far back.

Various cities are Greek named Kandahar named after Eskandar or Alexander of Arachosia, Paktia-Paktika.

Afghans-Pashtuns do not see them selves as Oriental or Indian.
German's share linguistics. Following the Kurgan Migration theory Germans may have migrated in the second wave out of central Asia and "not" out of India.

Hence Haplo group R1A in North east Germania and R1B in central and Bavaria.
So afghans are white people
They are more white than the swedish


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Default 02-24-2012, 02:35 PM

Greek genetic influence is so littel, it not worth mentioning, turks have more in common whith greeks, I bet they have much higher greek DNA in them....
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