Independent Origins of Indian Caste and Tribal Paternal Lineages

@article{Cordaux2004IndependentOO,
  title={Independent Origins of Indian Caste and Tribal Paternal Lineages},
  author={R. Cordaux and R. Aunger and G. Bentley and I. Nasidze and S. Sirajuddin and M. Stoneking},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={231-235}
}
The origins of the nearly one billion people inhabiting the Indian subcontinent and following the customs of the Hindu caste system are controversial: are they largely derived from Indian local populations (i.e. tribal groups) or from recent immigrants to India? Archaeological and linguistic evidence support the latter hypothesis, whereas recent genetic data seem to favor the former hypothesis. Here, we analyze the most extensive dataset of Indian caste and tribal Y chromosomes to date. We find… Expand
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