The Tuareg Berbers



The genetic of Tuareg Berbers
The Tuareg (also spelled Twareg or Touareg; endonym Imuhagh) are a Berber people with a traditionally nomadic pastoralist lifestyle. They are the principal inhabitants of the Saharan interior of North Africa.[2][3]
The Tuareg language, a branch of the Berber languages, has an estimated 1.2 million speakers. About half this number is accounted for by speakers of the Eastern dialect (Tamajaq, Tawallammat).[1] Most Tuareg live in the Saharan parts of Niger, Mali, and Algeria. Being nomadic, they move constantly across national borders, and small groups of Tuareg are also found in southeastern Algeria, southwestern Libya and northern Burkina Faso, and a small community in northern Nigeria.[4]

E1b1b1b (E-M81), the major haplogroup in Tuaregs, is the most common Y chromosome haplogroup in North Africa, dominated by its sub-clade E-M183. It is thought to have originated in North Africa 5,600 years ago. The parent clade E1b1b originated in East Africa.[46][47] Colloquially referred to as the Berber marker for its prevalence among Mozabite, Middle Atlas, Kabyle people and other Berber groups, E-M81 is also predominant among other North African groups. It reaches frequencies of up to 100 percent in some parts of the Maghreb.

From studies we can see that the Berbers and the cushtic Horners (Somalis, Oromos, Boranas etc) are related through genetics. According to genetics Tuareg are offsprings from the East African parent clade. We can see this from similar phenotypes. They have common phenotype, tall, slender, high cheekbone, large forehead, thin long nose, soft hair from straight, curly, wavy and diverse skin tone from light, brown and dark.

The Macrobians were an ancient people and kingdom positioned on the Somali peninsula during the 1st millennium BC. They are mentioned by Herodotus as being a nation of people that had mastered longevity with the average Macrobian living till the age of 120. They were said to be the “Tallest and Handsomest of all men”

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