Mitochondrial Haplogroup E

Mitochondrial haplogroup E is typically found in Island Southeast Asia. It is believed to have evolved in that region sometime between 16,500 and 40,000 years ago. The highest frequencies are found in Sulawesi, but is also frequent in the Philippines, amongst Aboriginal Taiwanese and throughout Indonesia. It has been suggested that it was spread by Austronesian language speakers through Island Southeast Asia – and some E haplogroups are found in the Pacific Islands as far East as the Solomon Islands.