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Green dot in pacific ocean

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Green dot in pacific ocean

Postby meg82 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:40 pm

I have a green dot near Australia in the Pacific Ocean. What does that represent? I also received an Asian lll marker. Could that be a false positive for something else?

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Re: Green dot in pacific ocean

Postby dpyates » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:07 pm

I am guessing it is Guam, for which our population name is Chamorros - Guam (n = 97). Those are the native Polynesians on the island. There are also Filipinos there for which we have data.We are behind on completing the population pages, but here is a copy of the one on Guam that will eventually be posted. If it's not Guam it might be Timor which is about 90 miles NW of Australia, but that is part of the Indonesian Archipelago, not Oceania.

Chamorro – Guam ǀ Pacific Islander ǀ Austronesian

The Chamorro people, or Chamoru people, are the indigenous peoples of the Mariana Islands, which include the United States territory of Guam and the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Micronesia.

Today, significant Chamoru populations also exist in several U.S. states including Hawaii, California, Washington, Texas and Nevada. According to the 2000 Census, approximately 65,000 people of Chamoru ancestry live on Guam and another 19,000 live in the Northern Marianas

The Chamorro – Guam population data represent DNA samples from 97 unrelated volunteer donors who were from Guam, and who reported that both parents were of the same descent. Guam is part of the archipelago of the 15 Mariana Islands (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_Islands), and politically belongs to the Commonwealth of the North Mariana Islands (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Mariana_Islands), which geographically are part of the island group that makes up the nation of Micronesia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micronesia). Chamorro are the indigenous people of the Mariana Islands, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamorro_people). Samples were obtained by the Scientific Analysis Section of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory Division, in the FBI Academy at Quantico, Va.

From http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/top ... 6/Chamorro:
“Chamorro [is] the native people of Guam. Numbering about 50,600 in the late 20th century, they are of Indonesian stock, with a considerable admixture of Spanish, Filipino (based on Tagalog), and other strains. Their vernacular, called the Chamorro language, is not a Micronesian dialect but a distinct language with its own vocabulary and grammar. Pure-blooded Chamorro are no longer found in Guam, but the Chamorro language is still used in many native homes, though English is the island’s official language.”

For more details on Guam’s indigenous Chamorro population, see http://ns.gov.gu/people.html; http://ns.gov.gu/culture.htm; http://www.janeresture.com/micronesia_chamorro/;
http://www.ourpacificocean.com/micrones ... index.htm; http://www.everyculture.com/Ge-It/Guam.html; http://worldfacts.us/Guam.htm; http://www.everyculture.com/Oceania/Chamorros.html, and http://guampedia.com/chamorros-a-people-divided/.

Photo: Pacific Islander. IStock.

Source publication: Genetic Variation at Nine Short Tandem Repeat Loci in Chamorros and Filipinos from Guam, Legal Medicine, 2000, p26-30.
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Re: Green dot in pacific ocean

Postby DNAadministrator » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:57 pm

Meg, when was your report completed? I may be able to look at it.


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Re: Green dot in pacific ocean

Postby Raven » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:34 pm

Hi Sue,

This is meg82. I had to re-register and change my username when everything got deleted due to all of the spam. I had my test completed last July.

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Re: Green dot in pacific ocean

Postby DNAadministrator » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:29 pm

I'm sorry, I wasn't able to find your report. However, I can tell you that Asian is a common very deep ancestral marker for someone with Native American ancestry as many Asians migrated through Alaska into the northwestern US and Canada.

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