For those who are interested in the who is who: Here is the key for most Kurds
Kurd4=KD007 Kurmanji (Zakho)
Kurd5=KD023 Kurmanji (Dohuk)
Kurd6=KD013 Sorani (Koysinjaq)
Kurd7=KD012 Sorani (Sulaymaniyah and Darband)
Kurd8=KD009 Sorani (Sulaymaniyah)
Kurd9=KD008 Yezidi (Iraq)
Kurd10=KD024 Zaza (Dersim)
For more information about the individuals, see results of
The given names of the segments are somehow surprising, anyways, here is the summary of the first 5 chromosomes. Note: Calculated percentages take into account the different sizes of each chromosome.
Please note the higher percentages of Kurds for Iranians, Europeans and South Asians (mostly Indo-European). The Northeast Caucasian connection is stronger for Kurds, while the Northwest Caucasian connection is much stronger for Assyrians. Even though the signal for Northwest Caucasian is not strong, this is something I have seen in the Y-Chromosome, too.
Y chromosome of Kurds in Iran
Kurdish Y chromosomes of a Central Anatolian village
Now, all chromosome are analyzed, here are the results, sorted by region:
Overall, Kurds and Assyrians are pretty similar, the previously observed differences (see above) shrinked, e.g. the higher percentages of Kurds for Europeans shrinked, the difference compared to Assyrians is only obvious for Ukrainians, the values for "Tuscan" is nearly the same. The clearest difference can seen for "Saudi_Arabian" and for South Asia. The Northeast-Caucasian signal is pretty high for both.
Thus, I decided to show the same analysis but sorted by the differences between Kurds and Assyrians.
Assyrians share more with "Saudi_Arabian", "Palestinian", "Abkhasian", "Druze", "West Asian Jewish", and "Moroccan", so Assyrians are closer to Semitic language speakers + NW-Caucasian speakers.
Contrary, Kurds share more with "Brahui_Balochi", "Chamar_Kannadi_Kol", "Iranian", "Pathan", "Chechen_Lezgin", "Ukrainian", "Brahmin-Kshatriya", "Buryat_Tuvan", "Chuvash", and "Tuscan", so besides the Altaic and Dravidian language speakers, Kurds are closer to Indo-European language speakers and NE-Caucasian speakers.
Interestingly, Assyrians are not closer to Armenians, Syrians and Cypriots as previously stated elsewhere, suggesting a complex ancestry of these populations without a clear Semitic domination in the past.
Kurdish ancestors have seen more of the world.