The dual origin of the Malagasy in Island Southeast Asia and East Africa: evidence from maternal and paternal lineages.

@article{Hurles2005TheDO,
  title={The dual origin of the Malagasy in Island Southeast Asia and East Africa: evidence from maternal and paternal lineages.},
  author={Matthew E. Hurles and Bryan C. Sykes and Mark A. Jobling and Peter Forster},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={
          894-901
        }
}
Linguistic and archaeological evidence about the origins of the Malagasy, the indigenous peoples of Madagascar, points to mixed African and Indonesian ancestry. By contrast, genetic evidence about the origins of the Malagasy has hitherto remained partial and imprecise. We defined 26 Y-chromosomal lineages by typing 44 Y-chromosomal polymorphisms in 362 males from four different ethnic groups from Madagascar and 10 potential ancestral populations in Island Southeast Asia and the Pacific. We also… 

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