The homeland of Proto-Tungusic inferred from contemporary words and ancient genomes

  title={The homeland of Proto-Tungusic inferred from contemporary words and ancient genomes},
  author={Chuan‐Chao Wang and Martine Robbeets},
  journal={Evolutionary Human Sciences},
Abstract Abstract The Tungusic languages form a language family spoken in Xinjiang, Siberia, Manchuria and the Russian Far East. There is a general consensus that these languages are genealogically related and descend from a common ancestral language, conventionally called ‘Proto-Tungusic’. However, the exact geographical location where the ancestral speakers of Proto-Tungusic originated from is subject to debate. Here we take an unprecedented approach to this problem, by integrating linguistic… 
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