The Kalash

The most prevalent Mitochondrial Haplogroup in the Kalash people is U4.
Who are the Kalash?

"The Kalash (Urdu: کیلاش ;Nuristani: Kasivo) or Kalasha, are an ethnic group of the Hindu Kush mountain range, residing in the Chitral district of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. They speak the Kalash language, a member of the Dardic family of Indo-Aryan Languages."


Timbelius said...

The Kalash people also have the mitochondrial haplogroup J2 which is a rare one. They have 9.1% of it.
(Am.J.Hum.Genet.2004 May, 74(5) 827-845).

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Unknown said...

Very interesting, my haplogroup is U4a2b. I'm mainly Eastern European.

frangipani said...

I am U4 and Kalash shows in my yourdnaportal results.