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OkAstronaut332

Makes a lot of sense.Nuer alongside the Dinka are some of the reference communities they used for Nilotic alongside other communities in Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya.Your dad is most likely 100% Nilotic


trytxn

Ya as far as he knows know he is. My 2 other fully south Sudanese relatives results changed a lot as well. One went from Majority Eastern Bantu with around 30% Khoisan to 100% Nilotic and the other went from a similar beginning ratio to being like 97% Nilotic and 3%Khoisan


OkAstronaut332

The reason the Eastern Bantu was showing up that high for most Nilotic groups before is because the Kenyan community that was used as a reference population for E.Bantu is the luhya who happen to be heavily admixed with Kenyan nilotes. Because there wasn't any pure nilotic samples, I'm guessing their algorithm was picking the closest thing (Eastern Bantu)


trytxn

That’s what I thought was happening. It actually almost stopped me in the search to find my father but luckily I got help from people in the ancestry subreddit


TheKongoEmpire

He even has the tribal marks. Excellent!


trytxn

Yes. Most of the men from his generation here have them. And many of the older generation have them as well as dotted tribal marks covering around their mouth or even while face, as well as some having their bottom front 6 teeth removed


OkAstronaut332

Do you mind sharing in a new post some matches ( Nilotic) with names edited out?


trytxn

I can yes