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  • jerochim5743
    The DNA of the Crimean Karaites and Egyptian Karaites remain to be studied on a large-scale basis. Small-scale testing of Crimean Karaites occurred during the
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      The DNA of the Crimean Karaites and Egyptian Karaites remain to be
      studied on a large-scale basis. Small-scale testing of Crimean
      Karaites occurred during the years 2005 and 2006 and the results will
      be published in the 2nd edition of The Jews of Khazaria in October
      2006 <http://www.khazaria.com/genetics/abstracts.html>.

      "Eight valid samples were gathered: seven from paternal descendants of
      Crimean Karaites from Ukraine and one from a paternal descendant of
      Polish Karaites. None of the men was paternally related to another in
      the study. The Polish Karaite was found to be a member of haplogroup
      G2, as was one of the Crimean Karaites. G and G2 are also found in
      about 5 percent of Ashkenazic Jews, and Family Tree DNA's president,
      Bennett Greenspan, who provided assistance with the Karaite project,
      is confident that these Karaites got G2 from Middle Eastern ancestry.
      Four of the other Crimean Karaite place within the Middle Eastern
      haplogroup J - two with the subgroup J1 and two within the subgroup
      J2. One of those in J2 matched on all twelve tested markers with a
      Syrian Arab. Another Crimean Karaite was found to belong to haplogroup
      Q, which, as already mentioned, has central Asian connections and is
      also found among approximately 5 percent of Ashkenazim. Out Karaite Q
      matched on all twelve markers with two Ashkenazim and men from Hungary
      and Lithuania. One of the Crimean Karaite samples placed in none of
      these; his one-step mutation matches were withe men whose families are
      from Egypt, Germany, and Spain, and his haplogroup is L."

      Polish Karaite
      1.) G2

      Crimean Karaites
      2.) G2
      3.) J1
      4.) J1
      5.) J2
      6.) J2
      7.) Q
      8.) L

      Brooks, K. A. (2006). Do Crimean And Lithuanian Karaites Descend From
      Khazars? In The Jews of
      Khazaria (2nd ed., pp. 231-232). United States of America: Rowman
      & Littlefield Publishers,
      Inc. (Original work published 1999)
      <http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/074254981X/ref=nosim/thekhazariainfoc>.

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      Best Regards,

      Todd Jerochim
      jerochim@...
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