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      Autosomes; cultural assimilation; Kerala Jews; Mumbai Jews; Parsi; Zoroastrian

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      The South Asian populations have a mosaic of ancestries likely due to the interactions of long-term populations of the landmassand those of East andWest Eurasia. Apart from prehistoric dispersals, there are some known population movements to India. Inthis study,we focussed on the migration of Jewish and Parsi populations on temporal and spatial scales. The existence of Jewishand Parsi communities in India are recorded since ancient times. However, due to the lack of high-resolution genetic data, theirorigin and affiliation with other Indian and non-Indian populations remains shrouded in legends. Earlier genetic studies onpopulations of Indian Jews have found evidence for a minor shared ancestry of Indian Jews with Middle Eastern (Jews)populations, whereas for Parsis, the Iranian link was proposed. Recently, in our high-resolution study, we were able to quantifythe admixture dynamics of these groups, which has suggested a male-biased admixture. Here, we added the newly availableancient samples and revisited the interplay of genes and cultures. Thus, in this study we reconstructed a broad genetic profile ofIndian Jews and Parsis to paint a fine-grained picture of these ethnic groups.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Estonian Biocentre, Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu, Riia 23b, Tartu 51010, Estonia
      2. Department of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu 51010, Estonia
      3. Cytogenetics Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India
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