The northeast Indian passageway: a barrier or corridor for human migrations?

@article{Cordaux2004TheNI,
  title={The northeast Indian passageway: a barrier or corridor for human migrations?},
  author={Richard Cordaux and Gunter Weiss and N. Banerjee Saha and M. Stoneking},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={1525-33}
}
The northeast Indian passageway connecting the Indian subcontinent to East/Southeast Asia is thought to have been a major corridor for human migrations. Because it is also an important linguistic contact zone, it is predicted that northeast India has witnessed extensive population interactions, thus, leading to high genetic diversity within groups and heterogeneity among groups. To test this prediction, we analyzed 14 biallelic and five short tandem-repeat Y-chromosome markers and hypervariable… CONTINUE READING
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