Y-Haplogroup J2 – SW Asia, Caucasus, North Africa, Arabs, Jews|Cohen/Rothschild
Haplogroup J2 (M172) is a major subclade of Major Haplogroup J (P209). It is found in major parts of Asia, (Western, Central, and South), in Europe and North Africa as well. But it is mostly associated with Northwest Asia.
It is thought that this Haplogroup might have originated among the Caucasus Mountains, the Levant, and Mesopotamia.
The origins of this haplogroup J2 has been placed between 19000 and 24000 years ago. It is also proposed that J2 men settled in the Anatolia region, South Caucasus and Iran during the end of the Last Glaciation period (12000 years ago).
In the North of Africa, particularly in Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, and Morocco, this major subclade occurs in higher frequencies.
Haplogroup J2 is found at moderate frequencies among people of Central Asia, e.g. Uzbeks, Turkmens, and Kazakhs.
West Asia groups belonging to this Haplogroup include Jews, Iranians, Iraqis, Israelis, Jordanians, Omani, Pakistani and Lebanese.
South Asia. This Haplogroup was recorded in the Dravidian castes than among the Indo-European caste. It is also present in the Indian tribes, in addition to the Austro-Asiatic tribes.
In Europe, this Haplogroup frequency drops as you move northwards away from the Mediterranean. It is found in Italy, Greece, and Turkey European males. There is also frequencies in the Iberian Peninsula, the Isle of Malta, Portugal and Spain including the Canary Islands.
This haplogroup is found in high frequencies among males of the Caucasus, most notably the Ingush, Chechens, Georgians, also other groups like Azeris, Abkhaz, Ossetians, Circassians, and Armenians.
Haplogroup J2 is subdivided into two main subgroups, J-M410 (found mostly in Georgia, North Ossetia) and J-M12, there are also other various subclades under this haplogroup that include: J-M47 (found in low frequencies in Georgia, Southern Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the UAE. In North Africa Tunisia. In Europe Turkey as well. J-M67 found in higher frequencies in the Caucasus region and Eastern Europe as well. J-M319 found in low and moderate frequencies in Crete, Greece, Iraqi Jews and the Moroccan Jews. J-M158 found n low frequencies in Turkey, South Asia, Indochina region and the Iberian Peninsula.
15 Oct 2016 / rarikola / 0