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Overnight Acoustic: Tommy Emmanuel, "Questions"

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam6/08/2015 4:08:49 am PDT

re: #17 freetoken

The Khanate of the Golden Horde was stopped by the Muslims before the former could take over the region we today call Turkey (even if it was a vassal state), in which at one time lived the Armenians:

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I have no doubt that Armenians have been able to enforce a soft endogamy - not as strict as found in some of Judaism, for example - so there may be a homogeneity among Armenians more so than some other self-declared nationalities in SW Asia.

You may be right. If DNA studies show that Armenians have a number of genes that are unique to their population, and seldom found outside Armenia, then their assertions may be true. Personally, I’m skeptical whenever anyone claims their particular ethnic group is “pure.”