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Table 1 Geographic locations, sample size, socio-economic activities and linguistic affiliation of populations analyzed for lactase haplotypes in this study

From: Genetic diversity of lactase persistence in East African populations

Populations Sub-group Country Sample size Socio-economic activities Linguistic affiliation Sub-family Location Coordinates
Arabs Gaalien Sudan 40 Agriculturalists Afro-Asiatic Semitic Shendi 16N 33E
Shwaiga Sudan 38 Agriculturalists Afro-Asiatic Semitic Karima 18N 31E
Shokrya Sudan 40 Pastoralists Afro-Asiatic Semitic New Halfa 15N 35E
Beja Bani Amir Sudan 37 Pastoralists Afro-Asiatic Cushitic Sinkat 18N 36E
Copts Sudan 39 Agriculturalists Afro-Asiatic Ancient Egyptian Khartoum 15N 32E
Nubians Halfawien Sudan 39 Agriculturalists Nilo-Saharan Eastern Sudanic Wadi Halfa 21N 31E
Mahas Sudan 39 Agriculturalists Nilo-Saharan Eastern Sudanic Kerma 19N 30E
Darfurians Mixed Sudan 49 Agriculturalists Nilo-Saharan Fur and Eastern Sudanic El-Fashir 13N 25E
Nuba Mixed Sudan 40 Agro-pastoralists Nilo-Saharan and Niger-Congo Eastern Sudanic, Kordofanian and Kadugli-Krongo Kadugli 11N 29E
Fulani Sudan 39 Pastoralists Niger-Congo Atlantic Nomadic groups
Nilotes Mixed South Sudan 48 Agro-Pastoralists Nilo-Saharan Eastern Sudanic Juba 4N 31E
Ethiopians Amhara, Tigray and Oromo Ethiopia 40 Agro-Pastoralists Afro-Asiatic Semitic and Cushitic Khartoum 15N 32E
Dutch Netherlands 46 Agro-Pastoralists Indo-European Germanic Dutch groups