Continuity of European Languages from the Point of View of DNA Genealogy

Anton Perdih


The combination of linguistic and DNA Genealogy data indicates that the aboriginal Europeans, the Y Chromosome haplogroup I people were the Proto-Indo-Europeans and the Proto-Slavic speakers. In contact with newcomers of other language groups mixing took place. Either the newcomers were absorbed into the autochthonous Proto-Slavic community, or the native Proto-Slavic population was so effected by the immigrants that they lost their Slavic identity and formed a language, which remained Indo-European but no longer recognizable as specifically Slavic. The Kurgan Theory and the Pontic Steppe Theory of the Indo-European origin failed completely. The Neolithic Discontinuity Theory theory gives only a part of the necessary explanation. The Paleolithic Continuity Paradigm is superior to them, but it has to be adapted to the data presented by the DNA Genealogy about the timeframe and probable localities of past events.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

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