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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Macedonians-Who They Are?

This page is dedicated to the Macedonian civilization.
Those people who are not Macedonians have problems to define what constitutes “Macedonia” presents something of an historical and political problem. We will try to answer all the obscure questions posed by those who aren't Macedonians and all those who have the wrong idea about us. We will try to answer all questions to be consistent research of modern science, of course there are other sources, such as "history" and the Bible, etc and slowly to form a mosaic called Macedonia and Macedonians.

The Balkan region includes human populations with high level of Y STR diversity and with a quite similar genetic structure. It is clear that the observed populations from Balkan do not have a pronounced differentiation of Y STR population structure, except Shqiptars (aka Albanians), so called Greeks populations which shows some of Y dna; HLA specificities.

What do we call a nation? – People who are of the same origin and who speak the same words and who live and make friends of each other, who have the same customs and songs and entertainment are what we call a nation, and the place where that people lives is called the people's country.
Thus the Macedonians also are a nation and the place which is theirs is called Macedonia. (Puleski 1817–1895 ad)

Territory where nation of the Ethnic Macedonians live coincides with the territory of the alleged kingdom of Macedon that was united by the Macedonian Kings, Philip II and Alexander III of Macedon.
Ethnic Macedonians live in Republic of Macedonia; the Aegean part of Macedonia (since 1913 ad part of Δημοκρατία της βόρειος Αιθιοπίας); Pirin part of Macedonia (since 1913 ad part of Bulgaria); across Albania;  Kosovo; Serbia.


Population genetic relationships between Macedonians and neighbor Balkan populations
According to the results of the comparative analysis, we can conclude that population differences between observed populations are expected.
Ethnic Macedonian population shows moderate Y dna, HLA etc differentiation versus other Balkan populations.

As the obtained results indicate, genetic distances recorded between Ethnic Macedonian population and ethnic Shqiptars (aka Albanians) (), so called Greeks () are relatively high.
These finding are curious considering that Albania, Kosovo, so called Greece and Republic Macedonia share a border.


Modern versus ancient DNA
Ancient DNA can tell us with certainty who is descended from whom.

Language
Language is crucial to understanding Europe's past. Today languages can be spread by education and modern communications. In prehistory the only way languages could spread was by migration of people. So a complete language replacement in a particular region signifies a population change.




The historic basis of the present day Balkan conflict between Macedonians and their neighbors





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