Genetic and linguistic correlation of the Kra–Dai-speaking groups in Thailand

@article{Srithawong2015GeneticAL,
  title={Genetic and linguistic correlation of the Kra–Dai-speaking groups in Thailand},
  author={Suparat Srithawong and Metawee Srikummool and Pittayawat Pittayaporn and Silvia Ghirotto and Panuwan Chantawannakul and Jie Sun and Arthur J. Eisenberg and Ranajit Chakraborty and Wibhu Kutanan},
  journal={Journal of Human Genetics},
  year={2015},
  volume={60},
  pages={371-380}
}
The Kra–Dai linguistic family includes Thai and Lao as well as a great number of languages spoken by ethnic minorities in Southeast Asia. In Thailand, a dozen of other Kra–Dai languages are spoken in addition to Thai, the national language. The genetic structure of the Kra–Dai-speaking populations in Thailand has been studied extensively using uniparentally inherited markers. To extend this line of genetic investigation, this study used 15 autosomal microsatellites of 500 individuals from 11… Expand
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