The Kongo Gene

The Kongo Gene

The Congo River

 

This marker seems to have a similar genesis and trajectory to the Khoisan Gene. It attains its highest frequency in the Hutu of Rwanda—a low, but prominent 5%. Most other African as well as non-African populations are without any trace of it, so apparently it not leave Africa with early humankind’s world travels. 1 in 20 Africans have it, but only 1 in 50 North American blacks. It has a modest appearance in the Middle East and Europe.
The Kongo Gene

The extreme rarity of the Kongo Gene is shown by its total absence in the vast majority of world populations (blank dots).