Anything about the Genetics of Kurmanji, Kirdki/Kirmancki/Dimili/Zazaki, Sorani, Feyli, Gorani speaking Kurds. In order to join the project, please state your 4 grandparents birth location and send your FTDNA/23andMe/Geno 2.0 genome data to mfa.corduene[at]gmail.com
Davidski recently released the population averages and Fst distances I've been looking for, I did some cosmetics for easier reading.. You can check Kurdish and other West Asian populations..
I added the Northern Kurmanji and Zazaki samples i have into one Kurdish_A sample(n=9).. There is no significant differences between two samples.. Despite being generally Muslim Northern Kurds here appears to be the least Red Sea affected population other than Caucasians thanks to Taurus-Zagros mountain region.. And Eastern Eurasia influence on Northern Kurds is lower than overall Kurds.. There are also two major European clades; Mesolithic European(Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic, Eastern Euro) and Neolithic European(West Med) ancestry shared with West Asians.. Before explaining that here is a dendrogram I made based on Fst distances..
Cluster analysis based on Fst distances
Red Sea is ancestral here for all Caucasoids.. South Asian and Southeast Asian appears to behave similar compared to Siberian being ancestral but opposite directions.. While South Asian is greatly affected by West Asian component, SEA is affected similarly by Austroloids..
As I mentioned above, Mesolithic European components cluster each other (while being differentiated how much they're affected by Neolithics and ancient Amerindian like peoples) and Neolithic West Med clusters with West Asians.. East Med here appears to be ancestral for West Med and West Asian components while Eastern Euro is ancestral of Mesolithic Europeans..
Now let's check the West Asian populations in this context.
Neolithic European here seems to correlate with R1b and Mesolithic European with R1a(in West Asia context).. Kurds here especially Northern Kurds seems to have the highest Mesolithic admixture after Turks and the least Neolithic after Iranians.
Last but not least here is a MDS plot I made with Kurdish samples I have.. Check KRD0000K is almost overlapping with reference sample thanks to being closest to overall Kurdish sample.. You can check other participants as well.. The results is a mirror of former Eurogenes Principal component analysis (PCA) of West Eurasia plot done by Davidski..
Kurds are between Anatolians and Iranians while streching between Causasus and Mesopotamia as their ancestral lands..
Today Davidski has released an upgrated version of EUtest.. Although the test is designed primarily for Europeans, with new additions Davidski claims it is more precise for New Worlders.
I run the test for all Kurdish samples I have, It appears to be Oracle is indeed very solid for Kurds.. Though omission of Gedrosia may cause false signs for people who are not familiar. Gedrosia component seems to be eaten by West Asia, North European(East Eu, North Sea, Baltic) and ANI therefore some of the Gedrosian alleles here represented as South Asian here.
Here is KRD0000K 's Oracle run since He is the closest individual to Kurdish Sample used in the calculator: Single Population Sharing:
# Population (source) Distance
1 Kurdish 3.64
2 Iranian 6.68
3 Armenian 7.59
4 Turkish 9.69
5 Assyrian 10.19
6 Lebanese_Muslim 16.94
7 Kumyk 17.91
8 Syrian 18.84
9 Cyprian 20.22
10 Georgian 20.27
Apperantly this tool claims to predict your biogeographical origins as precise as your home village. Let's find out if there is any truth behind that claim.
You can run your raw data through GEDmatch.com>Admixture>Eurogenes>K9b and enter your results to this page.
Hmmm doesn't seem that is my village, but not much quite off either. Keep in mind K9b is just a emulator to mimick the Geno 2.0 admixture results so it's not unusual it is off for many.
Anyways Here are the Northern Kurds results using Eurogenes K9b tool.
K9b is different than what we are used to; for example there is no West Asian and South Asian components and not to mention having no Caucasus and Gedrosia/SouthCentralAsia components. Instead we have a giant South West Asian component which contains most of the Caucasus and Gedrosian alleles. Mediterranean here seems to be different also, it is mostly East Med alleles and some Caucasus alleles and maybe some South West Asian also. Additionally, there is a great European component that lumps West European(Atlantic) and Baltic alleles into a single component called North European. Because of the low resolution of the calculator it doesn't work properly in all cases; for example the program locates most of the Europeans somewhere around Lithuania and locates West Asians somewhere between Turkey and Balkans.