posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 11:53 AM
I am completely baffled as to the lack of genetic research on the populations of Burma. Surely the crossroads of eastern and western cultures should
have more research done on it's origins and genetic make-up than just guesses and assumptions. I have searched for hours trying to find information
on DNA haplogroups in Burma and have found nothing. Yes, I realize that the Burmese Govt doesn't want foreigners snooping around the country, but
hey, I've been to the place and as long as you stay in tourist areas, the Govt couldn't care less. Right now, just through guesses people have made,
the major contributors to the modern Burmese are; Tibetans, Thais/Chinese, Turks, Hindus/Sikhs, Persians, and Greeks. Minor contributors include;
Armenians, Mongols, Semitics, and Portuguese. The British Anglo-Saxons came too soon and in too few numbers to effectively change the genetic makeup
of the country.
However, I would like to see some definitive genetic research done. I'm really curious to learn more about my roots!
ps- I realize we all have roots in Africa, and in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't even matter, but this is just out of curiosity.