Table 3

Admixture estimations

Iberian peninsula

Aborigines

Sub-Saharan Africa


Canarian males

17th–18th centuries

63.2 ± 14.5

31.1 ± 14.0

5.8 ± 4.5

Present day

83.0 ± 4.7

16.1 ± 4.6

0.9 ± 0.7


Canarian females

17th–18th centuries

47.9 ± 23.3

39.9 ± 22.9

12.2 ± 6.5

Present day

55.4 ± 15.6

41.8 ± 15.8

2.8 ± 3.7


Relative indigenous, Iberian and West sub-Saharan African contributions to the 17th–18th century and present-day Canary Islands populations, were estimated based on Y-chromosome and mtDNA haplogroup frequencies in the three paternal populations.

Fregel et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009 9:181   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-181

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