Testing hypotheses of language replacement in the Caucasus: evidence from the Y-chromosome

  title={Testing hypotheses of language replacement in the Caucasus: evidence from the Y-chromosome},
  author={I. Nasidze and T. Sarkisian and A. Kerimov and M. Stoneking},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  • I. Nasidze, T. Sarkisian, +1 author M. Stoneking
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Human Genetics
  • A previous analysis of mtDNA variation in the Caucasus found that Indo-European-speaking Armenians and Turkic-speaking Azerbaijanians were more closely related genetically to other Caucasus populations (who speak Caucasian languages) than to other Indo-European or Turkic groups, respectively. Armenian and Azerbaijanian therefore represent language replacements, possibly via elite dominance involving primarily male migrants, in which case genetic relationships of Armenians and Azerbaijanians… CONTINUE READING

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