The Haplogroup O1 (M119) is a genetic marker that is 30, 000 years old and is common among the Austronesian – speaking people who migrated to Southeast Asia islands such as Philippines through Taiwan and the other through Melanesia Polynesia from eastern Asia. The languages spoken in Philippines such as Tagalog, Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Kapampangan, Ilokano and Tausug belong to Austronesian family of languages and attests to evidence of this migratory wave in the years gone by. Other evidence accompanying the movement of this group includes the spread of agricultural technology this group had at the time and which was predominantly used by the farmers of that time in areas in which this haplogroup has been found to be present.
Haplogroup O1(M119) is also a common genetic marker among the inhabitants of Southern China, more specifically among the southern Han Chinese, Tai and Zhuang people. Among the Taiwanese aboriginal populations such as the Paiwan, Atayal, Bunun and Yami Haplogroup O1(M119) has been found in significantly higher proportions attesting to the likelihood of its origins being from these regions and having radiated outwards to other neighboring regions.
20 Jan 2016 / rarikola / 0