Y-Chromosome Haplogroup N

Haplogroup N has a wide geographic distribution throughout northern Eurasia, but also in lower frequencies in East and Southeast Asia. The lineage is thought to have arisen sometime between 15,000 and 25,000 years ago, possibly in Southeast Asia. Bearers of this Y chromosome lineage are then thought to have migrated in a counter-clockwise path from regions of Mongolia and northern China to as far as northeastern Europe. In modern times, it is most common among these northern peoples, particularly Finnish and Baltic peoples of northern Europe, and a number of different ethnic groups in Siberia. It is also carried by 10-20% of Russians.