Medieval Swahilis had African and Asian ancestry: DNA study | Science and Technology News

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Researchers say up to half of the DNA of people from Swahili areas was from Persia (90 percent) and India (10 percent).

The first DNA recovered from members of the medieval Swahili civilisation has revealed that Africans and Asians were intermingling along the East African coast more than a thousand years ago, a study has revealed.

For the study, an international team of researchers sequenced…


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