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From: Don Collins <>
Subject: Re: [MELUNGEON] racial origins vs. geographic origins
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2011 21:05:47 -0600
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Unless you use terms like "Mulatto", "Mixed Blood" , or even the term
the French German people of Virginia used "Melange" which the
Appalachian dialect transformed to "Melungin"


Don Collins

On 6/25/2011 8:49 PM, Randy wrote:
> If it is generally agreed that the Melungeons are a mixture of American
> Indian (Mongoloid, haplo Q3) and African (Negroid, haplo E3), and European
> (Caucasoid, haplo R1), and we are using this DNA system to analyze the
> various racial mixtures in Melungeon families, then how can we turn right
> around and use words like 'Portuguese' and 'Spanish' and 'Scottish' to also
> define family origins? Which system do you want to use? You can't use
> both. And you definitely can't mix the two systems together.
>
> Randy Williams
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