If you or someone you know or love is Taiwanese and has taken an Ancestry.com or 23andMe DNA test, please share.
I took an Ancestry.com DNA test about four years ago. I got this result:
By “Polynesia” they probably meant “Austronesia,” I figured, naturally, that was the aboriginal component of my DNA. I think at the time, they only sampled 18 people from Polynesia to serve as a baseline. Also, “East Asian,” according to their description, includes Southeast Asian.
Recently, I checked online again, to see if they updated it. The following was my result:
I’m naturally inclined to trust this more, because, after all, it’s been four years and they’ve gathered more and better data for a baseline. They’re able to further refine the region to country instead of “East Asia.” But I also wonder if there were political considerations into these categorizations (for instance, assuming Taiwan is part of China, and aboriginals are “Chinese.”)