Concomitant Replacement of Language and mtDNA in South Caspian Populations of Iran

  title={Concomitant Replacement of Language and mtDNA in South Caspian Populations of Iran},
  author={I. Nasidze and D. Quinque and M. Rahmani and S. A. Alemohamad and M. Stoneking},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • I. Nasidze, D. Quinque, +2 authors M. Stoneking
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • The Gilaki and Mazandarani occupy the South Caspian region of Iran and speak languages belonging to the North-Western branch of Iranian languages . It has been suggested that their ancestors came from the Caucasus region, perhaps displacing an earlier group in the South Caspian . Linguistic evidence supports this scenario, in that the Gilaki and Mazandarani languages (but not other Iranian languages) share certain typological features with Caucasian languages . We analyzed patterns of mtDNA and… CONTINUE READING
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