Where in Romania is haplogroup J1 found?
- John PLv 71 month ago
Why does it matter? The populations in south-eastern Europe have moved around and mixed many times over the centuries, often leading to serial blood-letting when one group wanted to oust another group from "their" territory.
Note also that the borders of Romania were finally settled after WW2, after several small-scale changes around the Dobruja near the Danube delta. Larger changes occurred in the 19th century. And remember that the whole of the area much larger than Romania in the Balkans was part of the Ottoman Turkish Empire until not so long ago. After that much of the Balkans area was subsumed into the huge Austro-Hungarian Empire. There are still several mainly Muslim parts of the Balkans.
Note also that all across Europe there have been many large-scale movements of peoples across many hundreds of miles (even thousands of miles) in the last 2,000 years, so the present locations of particular haplogroups might not have relevance to past times.
- FrankLv 72 months ago
- AndrewLv 72 months ago
I'd take a crack at the Hungarian minority in Transylvania, but that's a shot in the dark.
- IridflareLv 72 months ago
I don't know - maybe you should ask a genetic genealogist.