2ndtoNone wrote:hey James, can you find out which tribe does this guy's ancestors belong to.
He can only be somali if his father is somali as well as his granddad (his fathre's father) his great grand father(his grand father's father) and so on.
If he has obtained the somali dna from the females( his mother, grandmother and soforth) he is still just the negro that he looks.
You can only receive Y-DNA from your father, your mother does not have a Y chromosome and it is impossible to get Y-DNA from your mother's side.
I got in touch with him but it looks like he's having trouble getting access to his STR results, they want him to pay for another test or something.
From the sound of his results, I think he got back E1b1b, which yes, Somalis as well as Algerian Berbers have, but so does a dozen other ethnic groups spread across Africa, it's 30,000 years old. It's a bit premature to say he has a Somali haplotype.
The "Somali" haplogroup is not unique to Somalis even, it's also found amongst Oromo, Afar, Beja, Sudanese, south Egyptians, and the Fur and Masalit of Sudan. It's 8.5 thousand years old!
You can find specific "Somali" haplotypes though, for instance in the last round of SomaliNet's local research our participants put "names to faces" for many of the haplotypes found in for instance the Hallenberg 2005 study, and those are much younger lineages than E1b1b1a1b in general, maybe a 500-1000 years old or younger.