My Autosomal DNA Test Results: AncestryDNA, DNA.Land, MyHeritage & Ancient Origins (FTDNA)


In this video I’ll share my
autosomal DNA test results with you. At first I bought a kit from AncestryDNA and after receiving my results I downloaded the raw DNA data and uploaded it to other websites to check
what they might say about my origins. Now, before I tell you where I am from,
please try to guess what my ethnicity is. Those who know about racial phenotypes
can share their thoughts as well. You can stop the video right now and share your thoughts in the comment section down below. Ok, now, I’m from Turkey but
I’m not an ethnic Turk. My father is basically a Kurdish
man from Eastern Anatolia. In these days almost everyone knows
Kurds, but for those who don’t know, Kurds are an Indo-European people who live in Middle East and Caucasus and who speak an Iranian language called Kurdish. On the other hand my mother is of
Kartvelian and Bosniak heritage. Kartvelian is an umbrella term, just like
Indo-European, for Georgian, Laz and Svan people. We know that her paternal side came from Georgia
but we are not sure whether they’re Georgian or Laz. And Bosniaks are Slavic people who
live in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Here are my ethnicity results-
according to AncestryDNA: I’m 71% Caucasian.
By Caucasian, I mean “from Caucasus.” Actually I already knew that the Caucasian will be the most dominant percentage of my ethnicity estimates because both Kurds and
Kartvelians are dominantly Caucasian. And still this is more than what I expected because
the average native of Caucasus is 83% Caucasian, which means I’m almost as Caucasian
as an average native of Caucasus. The second dominant region
is Italy/Greece with 18%. This is also not surprising because the
Asia Minor was a Greek land for thousands of years. Also some Balkan Slavs genetically can be
closer to Greeks than they’re to East Europeans. The third largest component is Middle East with 8%. Then comes Ireland with 1%, which is surprising because I play Celtic music since my childhood
without any knowledge of any Celtic heritage. This Irish blood may be from Galatians
who settled in the Central Anatolia or maybe from Crusades-it’s
impossible impossible to know for sure. Then I have less than 1% East European
and again less than 1% Ashkenazi in me. Ashkenazis are European Jews
who live in Eastern Europe. These are probably from my Bosniak side-because,
after all, Bosniaks are also Eastern European. The last two components are Scandinavia
and North Africa, both are less than 0.5%. These results also are not
surprising because we know that Varangians went to as far as Black Sea and even Iran, and North Africa is not so far away geographically. According to DNA.Land I’m 100% West Eurasian
but West Eurasia has many subcategories. I’m 82% Central Indo-European. This is the same thing with
AncestryDNA’s Caucasus component. In the description it says that Central Indo-European component includes Circassians, Armenians, Iranians including Ossetians,
Anatolian Turks, Kartvelians, Chechens, etc. The second component is
Northwest Europe with 5.2%. The samples are from Norway,
Scotland, Iceland and Orkney Islands. Then I am 3.6% Balkanian, 2.8% Southwestern European, 2.1% Mediterranean Islander, 1.6% Finnish, 1.4% Ambiguous Central Asian
and 1% Ambiguous West Eurasian. MyHeritage displays your
ethnicity with a beautiful short video that plays the native music of
each geographical component you have. Let’s watch it: This is a feature of Family Tree DNA. It displays your autosomal DNA percentages from different Neolithic European populations. They divide Neolithic Europe into
three different populations: Hunter-Gatherers, Farmers
and Metal Age Invaders. Roughly, Hunter-Gatherers were
settled in Western Europe, Farmers in Southern Europe and Metal Age Invaders were the Proto-Indo-European or Yamnayan people who came into
Europe from Eurasian steppes. According to Family Tree DNA’s Ancient Origins
feature I’m 55% Farmer, 34% Metal Age Invader, 9% Hunter-Gatherer
and 2% non-European. Okay, that’s it,
thanks for watching. If you’re interested in Indo-European studies,
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