About the DNA Tribes® Global Population Database

DNA Tribes® analysis identifies the peoples and places where your geographical genetic ancestry is most strongly represented.  DNA Tribes is
the only personal genetic analysis that compares your genetic profile to a population database that includes
over 560,000 individuals from
1,200+ populations
around the world, including 950+ indigenous populations:

A Detailed Analysis of World Genetic Regions

Your DNA Tribes® report also includes a unique high resolution World Region Match analysis that measures your genetic connections to
major world regions
. Each region represents a group of related populations identified by DNA Tribes® original analysis of world genetic
Please click each continent for a listing of
the populations currently in our database:

We regularly update our Global Population
Database. Please check this page for update
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European and Near Eastern Regions:
  • Aegean: The Aegean Islands, Sardinia, Italian Peninsula,
    and Lower Danube River.
  • Arabian: The Arabian Peninsula.
  • Iberian: The Iberian Peninsula, Pyrenees Mountains, and
    Balearic Islands.
  • Levantine: Egypt and Eastern Mediterranean.
  • Mesopotamian: Anatolia, the Caucasus Mountains, and
    nearby parts of Western Asia.
  • North African: Berber and Arabic speaking populations of
    the Atlas Mountains and Sahara.
  • Northwest European: The British Isles, Scandinavia, and
    continental Western Europe.
  • Slavic-Baltic: Slavic, Baltic, and Uralic speaking populations
    of Central and Eastern Europe.

Native American Regions:
  • Amazonian: Amazonian: Native cultures of the Amazon River
  • Andean: Peoples of the Western South America, including
    the territories of the historical Inca Empire.
  • Arctic: Paleo-Siberian, Athabaskan, and Eskimo-Aleut
    speaking cultures of Far East Siberia, Alaska, and Canada.  
  • North Amerindian: Salishan, Athabaskan, Siouan, and
    Algonquian speaking cultures of North America.
  • Desert Southwest: Seri, Athabaskan, and Uto-Aztecan
    speaking cultures of Oasisamerica, including the
    Southwestern United States and Western Mexico.
  • Gran Chaco: Peoples of the Gran Chaco (“Great Hunting
    Land”) of South America.
  • Mesoamerican: Bribri, Mayan, Mixe-Zoque, Oto-Manguean,
    Purepecha, Totonacan, and Uto-Aztecan speaking
    populations of Mexico and Central America.

  • Modern Populations of Mixed Native American Ancestry:
    The mixture of Native American ancestry with other ancestry
    (such as European or African) is expressed in match scores
    for Metis-Mestizo genetic grouping (not shown). This mixture
    is most typical of modern Latin America Mestizo (“mixed”)
    cultures that have emerged since the period of European
    Colonialism, but can also be found in English and French
    speaking (Metis) populations of North America.
Sub-Saharan African Regions:
  • African Great Lakes: The Great Lakes region surrounding the
    Great Rift Valley in eastern Africa.  
  • Horn of Africa: The eastern African lands along the Red Sea
    and Gulf of Aden that face the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Sahelian: Populations near Lake Chad and the semi-arid Sahel,
    home to Sahelian societies that emerged along Trans-Saharan
    trade routes linking West Africa with the Mediterranean and Near
  • Southern African: Khoisan and Bantu speaking populations of
    Southern Africa.  
  • Tropical West African: A large region including parts of West
    Africa facing the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, as well as
    the Bantu speaking cultures of Southeastern Africa.

Central and South Asian Regions:
  • Eastern India: The eastern Indian Subcontinent.
  • Indus Valley: The Northern Indian Subcontinent and Southern
    Central Asia, including homelands of the Bronze Age Indus
    Valley (Harappan) and Oxus (Bactria-Margiana) Civilizations.
  • Siberian: Indigenous cultures of Siberia, including Turkic,
    Mongolic, and Tungusic speaking populations living between
    the Altai Mountains and Lena River.
  • South India: The southern Indian Subcontinent, including the
    Dravidian speaking peoples of Tamil Nadu and many other

East Asian Regions:
  • Japanese: The Japanese Archipelago.
  • Malay Archipelago: Island Southeast Asia, Thailand, and
  • Southeast Asian: Peoples of Southeast Asia, including peoples
    of Thailand, Vietnam, and neighboring countries, as well as
    ethnic groups of southern China.
  • Tibetan: The region including the Himalayan Mountains and the
    Tibetan Plateau and extends to the western provinces of
    modern China.
  • Yellow River: Han speaking populations of present day China,
    as well as Koreans and other ethnic groups living near the
    Yellow and Yangtze Rivers of classical East Asian civilization.

Pacific Regions:
  • Australian: Aboriginal peoples of Australia and Papua New
  • Polynesian: Literally meaning “many islands,” this region
    includes linguistically related populations living in a vast area of
    the Pacific Ocean encompassing Samoa and New Zealand in
    the west to Hawaii in the east.  
A New Genetic Map of
Interconnected World Regions

More information about the affiliations of
populations around the world revealed by
DNA Tribes® analysis is
available here in
our detailed global survey.
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