Ethnicity and Population Structure in Personal Naming Networks

  title={Ethnicity and Population Structure in Personal Naming Networks},
  author={Pablo Mateos and Paul A. Longley and David O'Sullivan},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Personal naming practices exist in all human groups and are far from random. Rather, they continue to reflect social norms and ethno-cultural customs that have developed over generations. As a consequence, contemporary name frequency distributions retain distinct geographic, social and ethno-cultural patterning that can be exploited to understand population structure in human biology, public health and social science. Previous attempts to detect and delineate such structure in large populations… CONTINUE READING
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