posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 09:40 PM
Originally posted by punkinworks10
Spider you find th
s of interest
A post on john hawks blog about Latin loan words in Bantu.
And a bit about a Eurasian migration into east Africa about
3000 years ago,
And a east African migration into south Africa
some 1500 years ago.
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The above is not surprising given that we knew folks from Yemen settled in Ethiopia and the relatively recent confirmation that the Ba Lemba of
southern Africa carries what is known the Cohen gene in % higher than what is found in Israel today..the Ba Lemba claimed they were Jews but were
derided as pathetic wanna be.
Almost 2,500 years ago, after the destruction of the Temple, a group of Jews left Judea and settled in Yemen. When the economic situation in Yemen
began to fail, the Jews left and moved to Africa; with one group settling in Ethiopia and the other in Tanzania. After several years, many Jews left
Ethiopia and moved further south into what today is Zimbabwe. They became known as the Ba-Lemba. Today, there exists a Lemba Cultural Association
attempting to bring all the various Lemba communities in South Africa, Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe together
What the Y chromosomes tell
In contrast to mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) which is passed on exclusively from mother to child and is useful in tracing the ancestry of human
populations along female lineages, Y chromosomes are found only in males.
"Using mtDNA the Lemba were indistinguishable from other Bantu-speaking groups. However, when my colleague Mandy Spurdle analysed the Y chromosomes in
the Lemba, she found that approximately 50% of the Y chromosomes present in the Lemba appeared to be from Semitic (Jewish or Arab) origin. Thirty six
per cent was of African origin, and the ancestry of the remaining 14% could not be resolved by the methodology used at the time. This study sparked a
great deal of interest among researchers interested in the origins of the 'Black Jews' of South Africa," says Dr Soodyall.
Origins of Y chromosomes in Lemba and Remba.
"A group of researchers at the University College in London recently extended a genetic approach first adopted by our laboratory to resolve the Y
chromosome lineages found in the Lemba. These researchers found that a particular Y chromosome combination or haplotype - known as the Cohen Modal
Haplotype or CMH - was present in the Lemba at a frequency of about 9%. This haplotype is only found at high frequency in Jewish priests, so this
seems to corroborate the Lemba oral history about their origins," explains Dr Soodyall.
In her own research Dr Soodyall and her team have found that about 50% of the Y chromosomes found in the Lemba and Remba have a Middle Eastern origin.
"But the CMH was only found in the South African Lemba. We are presently analysing the data to establish whether the CMH was introduced recently,
perhaps from a Jewish ancestor into the Lemba, or whether it was introduced from one of the founders of the Lemba who originated in 'Sena', the
presumed homeland of the Lemba," she says.
And less we forget also that the East African coast made up part of the great trade network from before the time as the Greeks matter of fact Kemites
and others used to shop there and being sailors and traders it's not surprising that they would leave some love child behind.
A Latin Bantu language connection while possible it is just as possible that they passed their influence into Latin the Med including North Med was
always a hub of trade and contacts.
On a side note it is interesting that the Bantu seem made use of Kemetian prefixes or vice verse Ba or Ta.
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