HLA Genes in Afro-American Colombians ( San Basilio de Palenque ) : The First Free Africans in America

@inproceedings{ArnaizVillena2009HLAGI,
  title={HLA Genes in Afro-American Colombians ( San Basilio de Palenque ) : The First Free Africans in America},
  author={Antonio Arnaiz-Villena and Raquel Reguera and Carlos Parga-Lozano and Sedeka Abd-El-Fatah-Khalil and Luis Monleon and Luz Barbolla and Pablo G{\'o}mez-Prieto and J Martinez-Laso and Carlos Silvera},
  year={2009}
}
An Afro-American semi-isolated Colombian population is studied for its HLA genes: San Basilio de Palenque community in Colombia northern mountains. This community represents the first free Africans in America earning recognition by the Spanish Crown in 1691 AD. Nowadays, they also speak the only extant Bantu-Spanish Creole language over the World; these people have been apart from there neighbours and claim a direct African descent. Their HLA genes were compared with African, Afro-American… CONTINUE READING

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