Haplogroup O3 (M122) is about 10, 000 years old and is a dominant haplogroup in East Asian populations such as the Han Chinese in China and other regions. The haplogroup has its origins traced in Southern Asia and the migration of people with this haplogroup from East Asia towards northward occurred about 30, 000 years ago. A good percentage proportion of Filipino males possess this genetic marker. They are believed to have moved alongside the other more numerous Austronesians who were expanding out of the Asian mainland. Yet, there is another possibility that they settled in Philippines through other routes.
Haplogroup O3 (M122) has been found in almost a majority of all Amis in Taiwan. The Amis is a group of Austronesian people living in Taiwan. Approximately a quarter of all Polynesians such as the Tonga and French living in different islands belong to this Haplogroup while on some islands the population of people belonging to Haplogroup O3 (M122) averages half of all the people. Among all the inhabitants of the major Austronesian countries such as the Philippines and Malaysia, the Filipinos and Malaysians seem to be the majority possessing the Haplogroup O3 (122).
20 Jan 2016 / rarikola / 0