Languages and Genes of the Greater Himalayan Region

Since 2001, the Himalayan Languages Project has been collaborating with geneticists and scholars from other disciplines in both East and West on reconstructing Asian population prehistory. The analysis of correlations and discrepancies between the modern distribution of ethnolinguistic communities and molecular polymorphisms found on the DNA of Asian populations continues to reveal forgotten episodes of our past and enhance our understanding of the peopling of the Himalayan region, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The multidisciplinary collaborative research is buttressed by insights from historical linguistics, archaeology, palaeobotany, palaeoclimatology and anthropology. --> Publications

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