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From: ellen Levy <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] PubMed abstract: Romani mtDNA in England
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 12:41:43 -0800 (PST)
Can someone identify the haplogroup that this Romani
lineage has been assigned to?
> This is a rather old citation, but it appears in the
> current batch of PubMed
> Full text is online at
> Biol Lett. 2005 Sep 22;1(3):280-2.
> A Romani mitochondrial haplotype in England 500
> years before their recorded
> arrival in Britain.
> Topf AL, Hoelzel AR.
> School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences,
> University of Durham , Durham
> 3LE, UK.
> The nomadic Romani (gypsy) people are known for
> their deep-rooted traditions,
> but most of their history is recorded from external
> sources. We find evidence
> for a Romani genetic lineage in England long before
> their recorded arrival
> there. The most likely explanations are that either
> the historical record is
> wrong, or that early liaisons between Norse and
> Romani people during their
> coincident presence in ninth to tenth century
> Byzantium led to the spread of
> haplotype to England.
> Publication Types:
> Historical Article
> PMID: 17148187 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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