QUOTE(gomeny @ Feb 2 2007, 02:49 AM) [snapback]2696531[/snapback]
I don't know who you are, but I have both my own genography results and a link that says otherwise.
Read carefully the link you have provided. You are contradicting yourself. I also don't know who you are, but you seem to be too obsessed being a Chitpavan and hating the north indians. Let me show you what is in the link you gave me.
"Chitpavan brahmin demonstrates younger maternal component and substantial paternal gene flow from West Asia, thus giving credence to their recent Irano-Scythian ancestry from Mediterranean or Turkey, which correlated well with European-looking features of this caste. This also explains their untraceable ethno-history before 1000 years, brahminization event and later amalgamation by Maratha."
It says that Chitpavans could have Irano-Scynthian ancestory. Let me tell you that Scynthians were a barbarian tribe. Scythians
Now read this link carefully.
"The Indo-Scythians are a branch of the Indo-Iranian Sakas (Scythians), who migrated from southern Siberia into Bactria, Sogdiana, Arachosia, Gandhara, Kashmir, Punjab, and finally into remaining parts of Western and Central India from the middle of the 2nd century BCE to the 1st century BCE. The first Saka King in India was Maues or Moga who established Saka power in Gandhara and gradually extended supremacy over north-western India."
It clearly states that the people you call barbarians came from the same stock that you belong.
Now some more of the link you gave.
... non-recombining uniparental contributions in Chitpavan-brahmin Mediterranean or East European type as shown by 20% (HV, U3) mtDNA lineages and highly frequent (R1a and L) Y-haplogroups. The admixture and PC analyses (Figure 3a, b) reflected genetic association of Chitpavan-brahmin with Iranian, Ashkenazi-Jews (Turkey), Greeks (East Europe) and to some extent with Central Asian Turkish populations elucidating their distinct Nordic, “Scytho-Iranian” ancestry.
So it is not you but many Chitpavans try to compare thamselves to the mediterranean people and east-europeans. Is there any genetic comparison of Chitpavans with the Northern Brahmins ? Non right. Show me some evidence to convince me that how Chitpavans are more closer to the medeteranian people and less to the north indians. The central asians were the real barbarian hords and this link says Chitpavans are related to them. Read it carefully.
Above all I took my arguement from wikipedia may be I confused Chitpavans with Goud Saraswat Brahmins of Konkan-Goa-Maharastra region. I took my arguements from this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goud_Saraswat_Brahmins.
But don't blame me for that because there is no recorded history of Chitpavan Brahmins prior to 14-15 A.D.