joel pacheco said:i read in a tourist guide book from england that DNA tests proved that 50% of puerto ricans have tanio DNA and 15% of dominicans have tanio DNA in their system.
so the domincan population is not just african and spanish/european mixes.
yeah but MITOCHONDRIAL DNA; the dna that doesnt change from generation to generation. A person could have 1 taino ancestor and their Mtc dna would come up taino.
These mtc dna tests have been done in alot of carribean countries, and arawak/taino ancestry is found everywhere. For example in haiti 3 out of 10 people have it.
It makes sense that people would have it, because arawaks/tainos were the earliest ancestors, but that does not mean that it is at all significant.
Taino racial admixture among dominicans is insignificant and negligable.