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Diana, Dienekes has a post about Guanches. They probably are “Berbers”….

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  1. Amazigh to you, baby!

    Right on!

    This shows that, despite the continuous changes suffered by the population (Spanish colonisation, slave trade), aboriginal mtDNA lineages constitute a considerable proportion of the Canarian gene pool.

    This is the story I deduced from reading a lot of websites, but it was difficult to tell whether this was just old-wives tales or the real thing.

    Now it seems as though the ethnic cleansing wasn’t as complete as has been reported. Very interesting!!