Y-Chromosome Haplogroup R
Haplogroup R is common throughout Europe, Central Asia and South Asia, as well as in parts of West Asia and Africa. Low frequencies are also found in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Indigenous Australians. The haplogroup is thought to have arisen around 20,000-34,000 years ago, probably in Central or South Asia, before being carried out to other regions with multiple subsequent migrations.
- R1a: mainly found in Eastern Europe, Cental Asia and South Asia
- R1b: Mainly found in Wetern Europe, Central Africa and West Asia. Roughly 70 percent of the men in southern England belong to haplogroup R1b. In parts of Spain and Ireland, that number exceeds 90 percent.
- R2: Mainly found in South Asia, parts of Central Asia and West Asia