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Phonetic Explanations for the Development of Tones
The development of contrastive tone because of the articulatory reinterpretation of segmentally-caused perturbations in intrinsic fundamental frequency is well attested in a number of unrelatedExpand
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Genetic and demographic implications of the Bantu expansion: insights from human paternal lineages.
The expansion of Bantu languages, which started around 5,000 years before present in west/central Africa and spread all throughout sub-Saharan Africa, may represent one of the major and most rapidExpand
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Inferring the Demographic History of African Farmers and Pygmy Hunter–Gatherers Using a Multilocus Resequencing Data Set
The transition from hunting and gathering to farming involved a major cultural innovation that has spread rapidly over most of the globe in the last ten millennia. In sub-Saharan Africa,Expand
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Maternal traces of deep common ancestry and asymmetric gene flow between Pygmy hunter–gatherers and Bantu-speaking farmers
Two groups of populations with completely different lifestyles—the Pygmy hunter–gatherers and the Bantu-speaking farmers—coexist in Central Africa. We investigated the origins of these two groups andExpand
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Dispersals and genetic adaptation of Bantu-speaking populations in Africa and North America
Genetic analysis reveals the complex history of sub-Saharan Africans and African Americans. On the history of Bantu speakers Africans are underrepresented in many surveys of genetic diversity, whichExpand
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Middle to Late Holocene Paleoclimatic Change and the Early Bantu Expansion in the Rain Forests of Western Central Africa
This article reviews evidence from biogeography, palynology, geology, historical linguistics, and archaeology and presents a new synthesis of the paleoclimatic context in which the early BantuExpand
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Origins and Genetic Diversity of Pygmy Hunter-Gatherers from Western Central Africa
Central Africa is currently peopled by numerous sedentary agriculturalist populations neighboring the largest group of mobile hunter-gatherers, the Pygmies [1-3]. Although archeological remainsExpand
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Sociocultural behavior, sex-biased admixture, and effective population sizes in Central African Pygmies and non-Pygmies.
Sociocultural phenomena, such as exogamy or phylopatry, can largely determine human sex-specific demography. In Central Africa, diverging patterns of sex-specific genetic variation have been observedExpand
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Consonant types, vowel height and tone in Yoruba
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The epigenomic landscape of African rainforest hunter-gatherers and farmers
The genetic history of African populations is increasingly well documented, yet their patterns of epigenomic variation remain uncharacterized. Moreover, the relative impacts of DNA sequence variationExpand
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