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Gypsies of England have their roots in Punjab: study

02 December 2012

NEW DELHI: The gypsies of England, thought to have come from Egypt, trace their lineage to the present day scheduled caste and scheduled tribes of north-western India, particularly Punjab, a group of researchers have found.

Scientists at the CSIR’s Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology(CCMB) conducted genetic studies of more than 10,000 global samples to understand a more precise ancestral source of the European Romani population, commonly called as gypsies….

Read more: http://www.hindustantimes.com/Punjab/Chandigarh/Gypsies-of-England-have-their-roots-in-Punjab-study/SP-Article1-967266.aspx

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Written by csirindia

December 4, 2012 at 4:15 am

Posted in CCMB

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