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From: "Donna Wilson Smith" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Indo
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 18:27:28 -0600
Thanks Ray. So kind of you to give me an explanation of the term. And
those of us who are new to DNA don't know all the answers yet. You are very
kind. God bless.
----- Original Message -----
From: Raymond Whritenour <>
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 3:21 PM
Subject: [DNA] Indo
> 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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