The origin of Vietnamese

As we all known Vietnamese people or the Kinh people are an ethnic group originating from present-day northern Vietnam and southern China. They are the majority ethnic group of Vietnam, comprising 86% of the population at the 1999 census, and are officially known as Kinh to distinguish them from other ethnic groups in Vietnam. In research shows that Vietnamese people are the oldest population in Southeast Asia.They show a close genetic relationship with other East Asians with the exception of seven unique markers.The Genographic Project by the National Geographic Society shows that the Vietnamese are intermediate between East and Southeast Asians.During another recent(2015) study the test subjects specifically showed more genetic variants in common with the Chinese than with the Japanese.The anonymous subjects of the study belong to the Vietnamese ethnic group, which makes up more than 80 percent of Vietnam’s population.

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