So I finally got around to getting my DNA and Zahra’s DNA tested! (Mine is the 1st picture and hers is the 2nd.) I wanted to learn more about our ethnicities, genetic communities, ancestry and hopefully some family members we didn’t know we had! And I’m so glad we did take the test, I found out so much about both of us!
I always knew I was mixed with several ethnicities, but that I was more Egyptian than anything, and was likely somewhere around 50% Egyptian. I also just identify with my Egyptian side more. But I also knew about my mom’s Alsatian and Irish ancestry. Come to find out, I am in fact 45% Egyptian, which is not surprising. But besides being Egyptian, Alsatian and Irish, I also found out I am part Nigerian, Malian, Sardinian, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, English and Portuguese! (Maybe the Nigerian blood in me, explains why I love Nigerian food, especially jollof rice so much 😂) Now Zahra’s was even more interesting than mine! My 6 year old beauty’s DNA shows her ancestors came from the regions of Cameroon/Congo, & Southern Bantu Region, Egypt, Ireland, Ivory Coast/Ghana, Benin/Togo, England, France (Alsace Loraine,) Mali, Norway, Greece, Italy, Senegal, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Nigeria, the Africa South-Central Hunter-Gatherers region and lastly she is also part Native American!
If you haven’t done this DNA testing I highly recommend it! It’s also interesting to know exactly where your roots and history come from. You may also find out you had family members that they march your DNA too that you never knew about, like I did! #ancestrydna #ancestrydnaresults #egypt #nigeria #mali #aftica #italy #sardinia #portugal #spain #alsacelorraine #ireland #congo #togo #ghana #benin #norway #greece #senegal #finland #nativeamerican #southafrica #cameroon