Balkans and The Middle East

I have been getting questions about my surprising high percentage of Balkan and Middle Eastern ancestry. Specifically what regions were pinpointed from my final results. I have learned that the “errors” from MyHeritage was most likely from my Middle Eastern and Balkan ancestry. Why? Because it is highly unusual for African Americans to have Middle Eastern and Balkan ancestry.

Most African Americans have mainly African ancestry and White European ancestry. I on the other hand have a very small percentage of White European ancestry, but a pretty good amount of both Middle Eastern and Balkan ancestry. Wow, just wow!

When it comes to my Middle Eastern ancestry, there is a high concentration from Saudi Arabia and Iraq. I was completely blown away by that. As far as my Balkan ancestry, there is a high concentration mixture of both Greek and Albanian.

I have always been fond of learning about different cultures and having friends from different backgrounds. I have friends from almost every nationality! To me, having friends of different races makes life much more richer and enjoyable. It is amazing to know that I have a rich range of cultures running through my veins.

Until next time…

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