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Reconstructing the Population History of the Largest Tribe of India: The Dravidian Speaking Gond

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dc.contributor.author Chaubey, Gyaneshwer
dc.contributor.author Tamang, Rakesh
dc.contributor.author Pennarun, Erwan
dc.contributor.author Dubey, Pavan
dc.contributor.author Rai, Niraj
dc.contributor.author Upadhyay, Rakesh K.
dc.contributor.author Meena, Rajendra P.
dc.contributor.author Patel, Jayanti
dc.contributor.author Van Driem, George
dc.contributor.author Thangaraj, Kumarasamy
dc.contributor.author Metspalu, Mait
dc.contributor.author Villems, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-05T12:28:03Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-05T12:28:03Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/4429
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The Gond comprise the largest tribal group of India with a population exceeding 12 million. Linguistically, the Gond belong to the Gondi–Manda subgroup of the South Central branch of the Dravidian language family. Ethnographers, anthropologists and linguists entertain mutually incompatible hypotheses on their origin. Genetic studies of these people have thus far suffered from the low resolution of the genetic data or the limited number of samples. Therefore, to gain a more comprehensive view on ancient ancestry and genetic affinities of the Gond with the neighboring populations speaking Indo-European, Dravidian and Austroasiatic languages, we have studied four geographically distinct groups of Gond using high-resolution data. All the Gond groups share a common ancestry with a certain degree of isolation and differentiation. Our allele frequency and haplotype-based analyses reveal that the Gond share substantial genetic ancestry with the Indian Austroasiatic (i.e., Munda) groups, rather than with the other Dravidian groups to whom they are most closely related linguistically. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Macmillan Publishers Limited en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Journal of Human Genetics (2017) 25, 493–498;
dc.subject Population History en_US
dc.subject Largest Tribe en_US
dc.subject India en_US
dc.subject Dravidian Speaking Gond en_US
dc.subject Allele Frequency en_US
dc.subject Haplotype-Based Analyses en_US
dc.title Reconstructing the Population History of the Largest Tribe of India: The Dravidian Speaking Gond en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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