Okay so I got these DNA results a week and a half ago. I posted them on fb first to see what other people’s speculations about this are. I also talked to my dad and got more insight. This doesn’t give the full details. So here are some theories.
A lot of people say that this technically is telling me that I am actually 72% Greek. Here’s why: back in the ancient times, Italy was part of Ancient Greece. So technically, 31% Italian can actually mean 31% Ancient Greek. The 41 % Greek can mean 41% modern Greek.
Now let’s look at this 25% Turkey and the Caucasus stuff. I’ve had a few people tell me that “Caucasus” doesn’t actually mean “Turkish”. I’ve been told it technically means I descended from the same people that the Armenians and Georgians descended from (probably why their music sounds heaven to my ears). My dad however explained this differently. He said that people who have Caucasus (this is literally where the term Caucasian comes from... so you white Western Europeans claiming that you’re Caucasian on those race question thingies are actually really wrong) in their DNA actually descended from the central plans of Russia back in the ancient times. So....this could mean I’m actually 25% ancient Russian. Which is TOTALLY different than modern day Russians.
And the Arabic part? That’s probably the only clear thing about this. It is stating that I am in fact 3% Arab.
So... in theory, I am 41% modern Greek, 31% Ancient Greek, 25% Ancient Russian, and 3% Arab.
To conclude: this is what a Sfakian is.
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Chess piece, c. 10th-11th century. Partner Museum: @britishmuseum. London, England, United Kingdom. Chess piece, c. 10th-11th century. Partner Museum: @miaqatar. Doha, Qatar. Chess piece, c. 10th-11th century. Partner Museum: Pergamon Museum in @staatlichemuseenzuberlin. Berlin, Germany.