Iranic ǀ Middle Eastern
Afghanistan is a landlocked country located in the center of Asia, forming part of Central Asia, South Asia, and Greater Middle East. It was founded in 1747 by Ahmed Shah Durrani, who unified the Pashtun tribes. It won independence from British control in 1919. Afghanistan is a diverse, multiethnic society, although it is almost 100% Muslim. The Pasthun make up its largest ethnic group, followed by the Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek and other minority ethnic groups.
The Afghan population data represent DNA samples from 130 random Afghanistan individuals who were sampled in 2005 by Sezione di Biologia, Rome, Italy.
Source publication: Autosomal STR Frequencies in Afghanistan Population, JFS, 2005, p1494-1496.