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From: (Raymond Whritenour)
Subject: [DNA] Indo
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 16:21:44 -0500 (EST)


Donna:

At the risk of someone telling me that "everybody" already knows what
this means, I'll still tell you.

The "Indo," in "Indo-European," refers to those non-Dravidian peoples
from Central Asia who moved into the Indian subcontinent, between 4,,000
and 3,000 B.C. Strictly speaking, it refers only to those people who
speak a tongue included in the "Indo-European" language group. DNAPrint
genomics has appropriated this term and expanded its meaning to include
all the Semitic, Finno-Ugric, and other language groups. Essentially,
they've taken a linguistic term and used it, very inappropriately, as a
geographical designation.

Ray Whritenour


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