Saturday, April 14, 2018

World wide Filipino

Spain governed the Philippines, but actually it did so via Mexico.

And now scientists checking DNA in one coastal city found DNA evidence that Filipinos had been there.

one-third of the people in the sample who live in the Pacific coastal state of Guerrero also had significant Asian ancestry. Their DNA resembled that of present-day populations from the Philippines and Indonesia. Historic records suggest their ancestors may have been enslaved and carried from Asia to Mexico in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries on Spanish galleons

Wikipedia article.

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