there were actually two studies. one had the yoruba admixture at 47% while the other had it at 61%.<quoted text>
yoruba represents the highest african admixture among aa, with mende coming in 2nd. "
who says these sources are right? lol. Igbos found themselves being raided more so than them raiding bigger and more powerful empires like the OYO. As far as North America is concerned the Yoruba were a very small minority. You are probably yoruba being from trinidad. Yoruba actually left a mark you can see today in Brazil and cuba. wheres the yoruba culture in America? But we do have sites like igbo landing among the Gullah peoples and a Igbo memorial in Virginia. Mende peoples also left their mark but as far as yoruba in North America is small. You need to broaden your research as far as slave trade goes. You keep quoting that same dna study that had like 300 samples or something, lol. Aint no telling what kind of data base they used too?
of course both deal with limited samples, as you said. but with those numbers i have to imagine yoruba is significant in the states.
slavery was very different in the south than in other regions of the americas. and as a result of this peculiar institution,'marks' are very few and far between.
*BUT* you could settle this question for yourself if you went through the genetic screen process. this is the insanity of a group who claims to be searching for their heritage and ancestry but refuse to go through dna screening.