How is it possible that an Ethiopian Amhara is my third cousin on 23andMe?

Pioneer

Staff Member
Its good to understand, how 23andme relatives work. 23andme testing is like the "One percent rule" in this case Ethnic Somali Blood.

I have more than 600 relatives, and, only, maybe 1-2% are related to me, indirectly through
distant 3rd cousins. The rest including Non Somalis. The only thing, we have in common is
that, they have at least 1% Somali ancestry.
 

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