Haplogroup M, also known as M-P256 and Haplogroup K2b1d is a Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup. M-P256 is a descendant haplogroup of Haplogroup K2b1, and is believed to have first appeared between 32,000 and 47,000 years ago (Scheinfeldt 2006).
M-P256 is the most frequently occurring Y-chromosome haplogroup in West Papua and western Papua New Guinea.(Kayser 2003). It is also found in neighbouring parts of Melanesia, Indonesia and among indigenous Australians.
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