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  • How accurate/representative are the reference populations?

    FTDNA has a list of reference populations. I have been tested 100% Malay with an error margin of 0,02% (seems quite accurate to me). I know that Indonesia for example also have Javanese, Balinese, etc. as population, which are not on the FTDNA list.

    What if I am actually Javanese/Balinse, how does that appear in the Population Finder of FTDNA?

    My concern is that I might not be (100%) Malay but for practical reasons FTDNA put Malay, Javanese, Balinese, etc. all together under the name: Malay

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    Originally posted by Jeroens View Post
    My concern is that I might not be (100%) Malay but for practical reasons FTDNA put Malay, Javanese, Balinese, etc. all together under the name: Malay
    In Indonesia, we considered (almost) all of us as Malays. Malay has 2 meaning here. First as an ethnic, second as a sub-race (another term for Malayo-Austronesian).

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