Don't make accusations against me which are not true.Dir is predominately T1a despite being geographically dispersed, which gives credence to their tribe being real. This haplogroup is almost non-existent among other Afro-Asiatic speakers i.e. Oromo, Afar, Agew etc. However, for some other clans, there is no consensus on a common progenitor, meaning they are a legitimate confederacy of (paternally)related and unrelated tribes under an umbrella. I wouldn't throw stones in a glass house.
T1a exists among other Cushitic populations including mixed south Cushitic speaking groups such as Iraqw in Tanzania and Great Lakes Region. There's also high frequencies of T1a in northern Eritrea and southern Egypt but almost non existent in northern Sudan.
Clans are socially constructed but Zumaale and some of his comrades in here are trying to make Dir the exception to the rule.
To the Isaaq forumers,
I don't understand why you need to hijack this thread.
Go through my posts on Google and you will observe that I have repeatedly stated that more research needs to be conducted into Somali genetic clan identities and it is not a given that T is the genetic marker of the Dir clan, I have merely suggested that there is a trend where certain Dir subclans appear to be mainly T.
Niggas are catching feelings about my stance in regard to y-dna cos it disrupts their clan myths. How is that my f-king fault? Every other time DNA is mentioned, certain folk Calcal about 'Zumaale'.
As for T being found in Eritrea and Southern Egypt, Nigga, it is even found among Bantus south of Tanzania and what has that go to do with some Somali T carriers that are the result of a founder effect? Nobody ever claimed it is unique to Somalis or Dir for that matter.
One more thing, T is rare in Egypt and Eritrea. If you want to be more accurate, reference the Tobou of Chad at least, those Niggas got it in relatively high percentages. As things stand, it is probably the second highest percentage in Africa after the Dirs of Djibouti and the Somali samples from K5.
http://www.cell.com/cms/attachment/2073 ... 8/mmc2.pdf
Ina Adeer, Somalinet is a FKD site. If you want to share information about Mandalug, there are more appropriate platforms whereby one can share information.