This map published by one of the Reddit users shows how would Europe and different parts of Asia and Africa look like if the borders were done based on haplogroups, that is, the groups that share ancestors and can be one of the ways of observing the genetic makeup of a group.
It shows that, for example, the British have more genetic similarities with Italians or Portuguese, than with much closer Scandinavian countries such as Denmark or Finland, but also that there is no difference between the people in the countries of our region, that is, between Croats, Serbs and Bosniaks.
The following haplogroups can be read from the map:
It is most commonly present in the countries of Western Europe, but also in some parts of Russia and Central Africa. Lower percentages can also be found in Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and parts of North Africa and Central Asia.
It is spread on large area of Eurasia, extending from Scandinavia, Central Europe, and southern Siberia to the south of Asia.
It is widespread throughout the north of Eurasia, and it can also be found in other areas, such as the southeast of Asia, the Pacific area, the southwest of Asia, and southern Europe.
This haplogroup is the most common in Sweden and the west of Finland. The I-M253 is carried by 35-38 percent of men in Sweden, 32.8 percent of men in Denmark, 31.5 percent of men in Norway, and about 28 percent of men in Finland, writes Index.hr.
This haplogroup reaches its peak in the Balkans where men, according to some research, are the tallest in the world with an average height of 185.6 centimeters. Croats, Bosniaks, Serbs belong to this haplogroup...
It is widespread in many areas of the Middle East as well as parts of the Caucasus, Sudan and Ethiopia. It is also possible to find it in the north of Africa, southern Europe, and among Jewish groups, especially those with the surname Kohen. It is a lot smaller, but it can be found in some parts of Europe, in Central Asia, and in the Indian subcontinent.
It is also found in Western, Central and South Asia, parts of Europe and North Africa, but it is most commonly connected with Northwest Asia. The haplogroup J2 is believed to have originated in the area between the Caucasus, Mesopotamia and Levant.
Most members of the haplogroup E-M96 belong to only one of the identified subgroups and this pattern is extremely rare. E1a and E-M75 are found almost exclusively in Africa.
Haplogroup G-M201 is most often found in Georgia, and it can also be found among the minority of Caucasus population. It can be found, to a lesser extent, among the population of Europe, South and Central Asia, as well as North Africa, according to Index.hr.