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AncestryDNA uses two different approaches to figure out the regions in your DNA Story. In one we compare your DNA to the DNA from people in a reference panel. (The second uses Genetic Communities™. Read more about communities.)

Using a Reference Panel

2020欧洲杯在线网址A reference panel is made up of people with a long family history in one place or as part of one group. To make it into the AncestryDNA reference panel, these folks need two things. First, they need a paper trail that proves their family history. Then, they must have their ethnicity confirmed at the DNA level. It is not easy to make it into the panel!

To tell your DNA story, we compare your DNA to the people in the reference panel and look for DNA you share. If some of your DNA is similar to the DNA of folks from Senegal, for example, we assign that part of your DNA to our Senegal region. And so on until we have looked at your whole DNA sample.

2020欧洲杯在线网址On your results list, regions based on the reference panel have a solid-circle icon that looks like this:

Building a Reference Panel

The current AncestryDNA reference panel has 40,016 DNA samples that divide the world into 61 overlapping regions and groups.

Here is the breakdown of how many individuals are in each of the 61 regions:

Region Number of Samples
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander 14 Baltics 147
Basque 31
Benin & Togo 287
Burusho 23
Cameroon, Congo & Southern Bantu Peoples 535
Central Asia-South 369
China 915
Indigenous Cuba 3,427
Dai 70
Eastern Bantu Peoples 91
Eastern Europe and Russia 1,777
England, Wales & Northwestern Europe 1,461
Ethiopia & Eritrea 55
European Jewish 450
Finland 408
France 997
Germanic Europe 2,126
Ghana 109
Greece & the Balkans 354
Guam 57
Indigenous Americas-Andean 62
Indigenous Americas-Mexico 725
Indigenous Americas-North 2,290
Indigenous Americas-Southeast 2,966
Indigenous Americas-Yucatan 92
Indigenous Americas–Central 1,008
Indigenous Americas–Colombia & Venezuela 2,615
Indigenous Arctic 36
Indigenous Haiti & Dominican Republic 2,868
Indigenous Puerto Rico 4,803
Iran / Persia 577
Ireland & Scotland 560
Italy 1,057
Japan 173
Korea 197
Mali 413
Malta 106
Melanesia 50
Middle East 467
Mongolia & Central Asia-North 58
Nigeria 522
Northern & Western India 413
Northern Africa 123
Northern Asia 43
Norway 402
Philippines 558
Polynesia 188
Portugal 627
Samoa 73
Sardinia 38
Senegal 114
Somalia 23
Southeast Asia 191
Southern & Eastern Africa Hunter-Gatherers 38
Southern & Eastern India 405
Spain 497
Sweden 414
Tonga 97
Turkey & the Caucasus 229
Vietnam 195
Total 40,016

Still curious to understand more? Cool--we're glad you're as interested in genetics as we are.