Madai & the Central Asian Republics

Chapter IV

Japheth’s third son Madai, is mentioned more frequently in the Bible than most of his brothers. This is due to a close relationship with a certain cousin from Shem.

Herman Hoeh discusses in his 1957 article, Origin of the Nations – emphasis his, bold mine:

‘Herodotus mentions that the “Matienians” from the land of Rosh were associated with the people of Meshech and Tubal! (Thalia, 94.) And Pliny the Roman natural historian speaks of the “Matiani” as moving into Russia through the Caucasus (BooK VI, section xviii of NATURAL HISTORY). Not all Russians are Great Russians and White Russians. Some are called “Little Russians”. They live – in the Ukraine and the eastern parts of Romania and Poland. They are often called Ukrainians or Ruthenians. There are about 50 million of them! Who are these people? The MEDES! The sons of Madai! Here is the proof!

In Genesis 10:2 we have Madai, the son of Japheth listed. Now check in an exhaustive concordance. You will find the original Hebrew word translated into English as “Mede” or “Median” is always Madai. Madai is the father of the Medes. The Medes used to be associated with the Persians. You will read about them especially in the book of Daniel. But by the time of Nehemiah the Persians were much more prominent. Today there are no Medes left in Persia [Iran]. The Medes are gone. Certainly a great branch of the human family could not suddenly vanish from the earth!

Indeed they did not. Throughout South Russia – in the Ukraine – four centuries before Christ the Medes were beginning to settle. Here is what the historian Herodotus wrote of these people: “They say that they are a colony of the Medes. How they can have been a colony of the Medes I cannot comprehend; but anything may happen in course of time” (Terpsichore, 9). Herodotus, like many moderns, was prone to believe that the people who inhabited Mesopotamia and the “Bible lands” must be living there today. But they are not. The Arabs have taken their place! The fact that the Medes are the Little Russians today is further amplified by Pliny in his NATURAL HISTORY, Book VI, section xi. He mentions “the river Don, where the inhabitants are… said to be descended from the Medes”!’

We will learn that the sons of Madai [the Medes] are of an Asian line of descent, not European, as the Ukrainians, Poles and Romanians. 

A H Sayce states on page 45:

‘Madai are the Medes, the Mada of the Assyrians. We first hear of them in the cuneiform records under the name of Amada, about B.C. 840, when their country was invaded by the Assyrian monarch. They were at that time settled in the Kurdish mountains, considerably to the east of Lake Urumiyeh. Some fifty years later, however, we find them in Media Rhagiana, where they are called no longer Amada but Mada. It was from the latter form of the name that the Greeks took the familiar Mede.’

amazing bible time line – bold mine: 

‘According to the Book of Jubilees [10:35-36], [Madai] married the daughter of Shem and pleaded with the three brothers of his wife [Elam, Asshur and Arphaxad] to let him live on their land instead off occupying an area in Japheth’s land. They gave him a spot to dwell on with his family and it was later… named Media. The capital city of Media was Ecbatana [Ezra 6:2]… Media flourished in the trade industry and was… blessed in the field of agriculture. Its lands were fertile… 

Remember Genesis 9:27 – the promise of Japheth dwelling with Shem – Madai has intermingled with Shem and been blessed with fertile soil; fulfilling both statements.

The Book of Jubilees 8:5 states that a daughter of Madai named Milcah [Aramaic: Melkâ] married Canaan, Ham’s youngest son.

The Book of Jasher 7:5 

And the children of Madai were Achon, Zeelo, Chazoni and Lot. We will meet another, well-known Lot, later.

A selection of verses – in chronological order – on the Medes of Media in the Bible and showing their relationship with Elam [Persia] and Asshur [Assyria].

2 kings 17.6

English Standard Version

[Shalmaneser V]… the king of Assyria captured Samaria, and he carried the Israelites away to Assyria and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.

This occurred 721-718 BCE [2 Kings 18:11]. Media though a powerful people were in the shadow of the Babylonian Empire and subject to the Assyrian Empire. The Persian Cyrus [or Darius the Great] became King of Persia in 559 BCE – his father was King Astyages of Media, against whom he rebelled and desiring to remove Media’s dominance over Persia – annexed Media to the Persian Empire in 549 BCE. He was the first ruler of the Achaemenid Empire, which lasted over two hundred years. 

The Medes, though conquered, continued to be honoured in the new empire and were referenced together with the Persians [Acts 2:9].

Isaiah 21:2

New Century Version

… Elam, attack the people! Media, surround the city and attack it! I will bring an end to the pain the city [of Babylon] causes. 

Cyrus conquered the Chaldean Empire in 539 BCE. This event was foretold long before by the prophets Isaiah [13:17] and Jeremiah [25:25, 51:11,28] and it occurred one year before Cyrus/Darius issued the decree that allowed remnants of Judah to return to Jerusalem [Ezra 1:1-4].

Daniel 5:28

English Standard Version

Peres, your kingdom [the Chaldeans] is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

Daniel 5:31

New Century Version

So Darius the Mede became the new king when he was sixty-two years old.

Cyrus ruled until 530 BCE. There were two interim kings and then Darius came to the throne of the Medes and Persians in 522 BCE and ruled to 486 BCE. Darius was not a son of Cyrus, being a Mede not a Persian. 

Daniel 6:15

New Century Version

Then those men went as a group to the king. They said, “Remember, O king, the law of the Medes and Persians says that no law or command given by the king can be changed.”

Daniel 6:28

New Century Version

So Daniel was successful during the time Darius [the Mede] was king and when Cyrus the Persian was king.

Daniel had found favour and was a key figure in the Court of both Kings for half a century or more. In 485 BCE Xerxes I, the son of Darius the Mede became king, ruling to 465 BC. His son Artaxerxes I [Ahasuerus], ascended to the throne, when his father was murdered, at the age of twenty-six in 465-464 BCE. 

This was the apex of the empire, inherited from his father and when we are introduced to the biblical character Esther. The second chapter of the Book of Esther reveals Esther’s rags to riches story. She was part of the returned captives originally from the Kingdom of Judah in 458-457 BCE. Esther descended from the Tribe of Benjamin and was beautiful in countenance and spirit [Esther 2:7]. She was placed in the King’s palace… 

Esther 1:1-4

New Century Version

This is what happened during the time of King Xerxes, the king who ruled the one hundred twenty-seven states from India to Cush. 

Literally from present day India all the way west, to the nation in east Africa now known as Ethiopia.

In those days King Xerxes ruled from his capital city of Susa [or Susan]. In the third year of his rule [482 BCE], he gave a banquet for all his important men and royal officers. The army leaders from the countries of Persia and Media and the important men from all Xerxes’ empire were there. The banquet lasted one hundred eighty days. All during that time King Xerxes was showing off the great wealth of his kingdom and his own great riches and glory.

Esther 2:16-18

English Standard Version

And when Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, into his royal palace… in the seventh year of his reign [458-457 BCE], the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she won grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. Then the king gave a great feast for all his officials and servants; it was Esther’s feast. He also granted a remission of taxes to the provinces [including Jerusalem] and gave gifts with royal generosity.

About a third of the references to the name Madai [including Media and Medes] in the Bible, occurs in the Book of Esther. The Medo-Persian Empire contained 44% [about 50 million people] of the world’s population within its borders, says Ehsan Yarshater in The Cambridge History of Iran – the highest such percentage for any empire in history.

To fully appreciate Madai’s identity, we will briefly touch upon Elam and Asshur – with one verse each – before returning to them in detail in their own sections.

The modern day descendants of Elam [ancient Persia] are the Turks – the nation of Turkey

Jeremiah 49:36

New English Translation

I will cause enemies to blow through Elam from every direction like the winds blowing in from the four quarters of heaven. I will scatter the people of Elam to the four winds. There will not be any nation where the refugees of Elam will not go.

Footnote: Or more simply, “I will bring enemies against Elam from every direction. / And I will scatter the people of Elam to the four winds.” Or more literally, “I will bring the four winds against Elam / from the four quarters of heaven. / I will scatter….” However, the winds are not to be understood literally here. God isn’t going to “blow the Elamites” out of Elam with natural forces. The winds must figuratively represent enemy forces that God will use to drive them out.

We are provided an intriguing clue with regard to Elam’s location. It is vulnerable to attack from all sides: north, south, east and west. There are four points or directions on a compass and four winds, northerly, easterly and so forth. Turkey is literally at the crossroads of the earth. It sits, between the continents of Europe and Asia and in part, Africa geographically, politically and culturally – not quite a full member of any.

Cyrus the Persian [Elamite] King, was known as: The Great King, King of Kings, King of Anshan, King of Media, King of Babylon, King of Sumer and Akkad, King of the Four Corners of the World.

Elam [Persia] historically was geographically near Madai [Media]. Following points one, three and four in the introduction, we should expect to find a European and Asian peoples not only in geographic proximity but also connected through history, language and inter-marriage, revealed by their respective haplogroups.

Meanwhile, the modern day descendants of Asshur [Assyria] dwell in Russia.

Zephaniah 2:13

English Standard Version

And he will stretch out his hand against the north [H6828 – tsaphown, meaning: northward, northern, (direction of), north side, north wind] and destroy Assyria, and he will make Nineveh [capital] a desolation, a dry waste like the desert.

If you study a world map – Russia is as far north as you can travel. There it is; exactly where the Bible says. The Assyrians historically used their neighbour Media, as a foot stool. We will find a similar relationship has continued in modern times.

I can hear and see those readers with an in-depth knowledge – gasping incredulously and throwing their hands up in the air. Edward Hine, first proposed Germany was Assyria in the 1870’s and it has cemented in people’s minds like reinforced [steel] concrete since. When Edom as Turkey was proposed, I do not know, though the reasons given hang by tenuous threads.

I appreciate many will be thinking: then who are the Germans and where is Edom? From my own observations, maybe 85% of identity adherents believe the Germans are Asshur and 75% think Edom [Jacob’s twin] is Turkey. I will present my findings on these two influential peoples in later chapters – including the intricate relationship between Madai and Elam. It would be very convenient if Madai and or Elam still lived in present day Iran… since Iranians call themselves Persian – but this does not mean they are Madai or Elam. Please refer to point number one and two in the introduction.

The evidence leads to Madai being the Turkic-Mongol peoples of the five Central Asian Republics and also the Tartars of Russia. Namely, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and partially Tajikistan. Possibly including the Sami and Lapps of Russia, Finland and Scandinavia.

Madai [from the verb madad] means: ‘measure, sufficient, enough’ or ‘judging’ and ‘as often as’, ‘middle land’, and ‘out of the abundance of.’ It could also be interpreted as: ‘My Measure[ment].’ 

For now, we will introduce the relationship Madai has with Elam; detailing a comprehensive study later when we discuss Elam in Chapter XXVIII. We will see support for the subservient relationship of Madai towards Asshur [Russia] and the abundance Madai has been given in fulfilment of their name. If one looks at a map of the world, it is evident just how in the middle of the world, Madai is.

The five nations comprising Central Asia are former Soviet Republics [from the modern incarnation of the Assyrian Empire]. They are referred to as ‘the stans’ – the Persian [Iranian] suffix meaning: land of.

The region historically – connected the Silk Road – standing as the intersection for the movement of people, trade and philosophies between all parts of Asia and Europe. The population of these five nations is approximately 70 million, similar to the Amerindian [Tiras] population of the Americas.

The people of Turkmenistan are known as Turkmen [or Turkmen Turks]. Turkmen also live in Uzbekistan, Kazakstan, Iran and Afghanistan. They speak the Turkmen language; classified as part of the Eastern Oghuz branch of the Turkic languages. Examples of other Oghuz languages include Turkish and Azerbaijani. In the early Middle Ages, Turkmens originally called themselves Oghuz and then later as Turkmen.

Uzbekistan – the nation with the largest population of the five – mines 80 tons of gold yearly; seventh in the world. Uzbekistan’s copper deposits rank 10th in the world, its uranium deposits 12th and the country’s uranium production ranks 7th globally. The Uzbek national gas company, Uzbekneftegas ranks 11th in the world in natural gas production and the country has significant untapped reserves of oil and gas…

The transcontinental Republic of Kazakhstan, the nation with the biggest land area of the five within Central Asia, has an additional smaller portion west of the Ural Mountains in Eastern Europe. It is the world’s largest landlocked country and the 9th largest country in the world, with an area of 1,052,100 square miles.Kazakhstan is the most dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region’s GDP [$196.4 billion, Uzbekistan $52 billion, Turkmenistan $29.9 billion], mainly through its oil and gas industries. It also possesses vast mineral resources.

The Kazakh language is a member of the Turkic language family, with Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Tatar, Uyghur, modern Turkish, Azeri, Turkmen and many other languages spoken in Eastern Europe, as well as Central and Eastern Asia. 

Kazakhstan has the 2nd largest uranium, chromium, lead, and zinc reserves; the 3rd largest manganese reserves; the 5th largest copper reserves; and ranks in the top ten for coal, iron, and gold. It is also an exporter of diamonds. 

Most significantly for its economic future, Kazakhstan has the 11th largest proven reserves of both petroleum and natural gas in the world. There are three refineries in the country and not being capable of processing the total crude output, much of it is exported to Russia

Kazakhstan, while part of the Soviet Union was instrumental in both the Russian Nuclear and Space Programs; providing the launch sites for CCCP rockets.

The Tatars are a collective of Turkic-speaking groups – nearly 7 million people – living in the Russian Federation. The Chinese referred to these nomadic tribes as ‘Ta-Ta or Da-Da’ – ‘dirty or barbarian.’ During the early thirteenth century, Ghenghis Khan united the nomadic tribes from Mongolia. One of his grandsons Batu Khan, led the Mongol invasion of Eastern Europe.

Web source – emphasis theirs & bold mine: 

‘The…Tatars were conquered by imperial Russian forces during the reign of Tsar Ivan IV in 1552… When the Russian Empire collapsed in 1917, the Tatars… formed their own home-land, the Idil-Ural State. The Soviet government… instead formed the Bashkir Autonomous Republic (Bashkortostan) and the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Tatarstan) on the same soil. When the Soviet government took over these regions, it redrew the boundaries and gave neighboring Russian provinces the best lands. By changing the boundaries, about 75 percent of the Tatar population found itself living outside the borders of Tatarstan.

Tatar culture was… affected… through the policy of Russification, where the Russian language and culture were legally forced on the Tatars and other ethnic groups… Tatars, of whom about 26 percent live in Tatarstan… is about the size of Ireland or Portugal. About 15 percent of all Tatars live in Bashkortostan, another ethnic homeland in the Russian Federation that lies just east of Tatarstan. There are also smaller Tatar populations in Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan… In 922, the Tatars’ predecessors, the Bulgars, converted to Islam, and the old Turkic script was replaced by the Arabic alphabet. A famous old Tatar… proverb is Tuzga yazmagannï soiläme, which means, roughly, “If it’s not written on salt, it’s wrong to even mention it.” The proverb refers to the ancient method of keeping records on plaques made of wood and salt, and commends the practicality of keeping written records.

Recall ‘the Law of the Medes and Persians’, discussed in the Books of Daniel and Esther.

The Analysis of the Genetic Structure of the Kazakh Population as estimated from mitochondrial Dnapolymorphism, Galina Berezina, Gulnara Svyatova and Zhanar Makhmutova – Scientific Centre of Obstetrics, Genecology and Perinatology Kazakhstan, 2011 – emphasis mine:

‘The most closely related populations are the Kazakhs and Uighurs, they are accompanied by the Uzbeks and the nation(s) of the southern Altai on one level. The Kyrgyz and Bashkir [Tatar] nations formed an independent taxonomic group in this cluster. The contribution of [European] and [Asian] components in the formation of the anthropological type of the Kazakhs was proved earlier by Ismagulov (1970) on the basis of a comprehensive study of paleoantropological and craniological materials.’

The area of Kazakhstan has been a place of interaction of many ethnic layers during a historically long period. Mongolian tribes, Turkic-speaking populations from Siberia and Altai, Indo-Iranians from Near East, as well as Slavs from Eastern Europe took part in the formation of the Kazakhs. Thus, it is possible to explain a high level of genetic variability of mtDNA by a complicated ethnic history.

Khazaria.com, Kazakh Genetics: Abstracts and Summaries by Kevin Alan Brook – emphasis & bold mine:

‘Kazakhs (Qazaqs, Kazaks) are a Turkic-speaking people living in several modern countries including (but not limited to) Kazakhstan, China, and Mongolia. They are approximately 70% [Asian] and 30% [European] and this admixture explains why some Kazakhs have light European physical features in contrast to the majority who have black hair, brown eyes, and epicanthic eyefolds. 

The Kazakhstan DNA Project‘s Y-chromosome records show that among its male members are the Y-DNA haplogroups C3, C3*, C3c, G… O2, Q1a3, E1b1b1, N1c1, R1a1, R1b1b1, R2, J2a1, J2a, and J2. C3 (M217, P44) is not only common among Kazakhs but also frequent in Mongolia [and the Kyrgyz].

The analysis shows that Western Europe… and Eastern Europe… mtDNA lineages exist in the Kazakhs population. A high genetic diversity was observed in the Kazakhs population (h=0.996). “We have studied the relation between East Eurasian and West Eurasian lines in the gene pool of the Kazakhs using the data on polymorphism HVSI of mtDNA (frequencies of haplogroups). It was found out that the main contribution of East Eurasian lines (55% of the total gene pool) to the modern gene pool of mtDNA of the Kazakhs make haplogroups D, C, G and Z (36.2%), A and F (6.9%) and other haplogroups of Asian origin (11.9%). 

The complexity of the Kazakh genetic make up is due to their haplogroups being split between Asian [64-70%] and European lineages [30-35%]; with their European genealogy being split further, between western [41%] and eastern European [55%] gene pools.  

West Eurasian lines (41% of the total gene pool) in the Kazakh gene pool are most frequently represented by the haplogroups H (14.1%), K (2.6%), J (3.6%), T (5.5%), U5 (3%) and others (12.2%).” We found that more than 64% of mtDNA lineages belong to Asian-specific haplogroups (M, C, Z, D, G, A, B, F, N9). Supercluster M was found with most high frequency (45%). 

Western-Eurasian specific haplogroups were observed in 35% (H, V, HV, J, T, U1, U2, U4, U5, U7, K, W, X)… the lineage of Hg U7, typical for all Levant, including Iran, was revealed in Kazakhs… East Asian hgs – A, B, F, N9 – make up about 18% in Kasakhs, like in all Central Asian populations, Altaics, Tuvinians and Bashkirs…

While those Kazak people who reside in China are mostly [Asian], just like Kazakhs in Kazakhstan, this study showed that 30.2% of their ancestry is western Eurasian. “In this study, we also find that all Turkic and Mongolic groups possess a common set of maternal haplogroups (C, D, G2a, H)…’*

‘Kyrgyz (Kirghiz, Kirgiz) are a Turkic-speaking people living mostly in Kyrgyzstan but also in neighboring Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and China. They are descended from multiple different ancient peoples. Mongoloid (East Eurasian) ancestry represents between half and two-thirds of Kyrgyz ancestry. Kyrgyz living in Tajikistan and western areas of Kyrgyzstan have less Mongoloid ancestry and more Caucasoid ancestry than other Kyrgyz. Central and South Asian ancestry is the next most important element representing about one-fourth. West Eurasian (including European) represents about one-eighth. Ancestry from West Asia [Arab, Persian] is not significant in any Kyrgyz person and many have none of it.

The Kirgiz DNA-Project’s Y-chromosome records show that among its male members who are Kyrgyz from Kyrgyzstan are the Y-DNA haplogroups C-M217 (C3), I-M253 (I1), J-M172, N-M232, O-P201, R-M198 (R1a1a), R-M269 (R1b1a2), and R-M343 (R1b1a1). R1a1 (and its subtypes) is also found among Kazakhs, eastern Siberians, South Asians, East Slavs, and West Slavs.

This study of Y-DNA includes Kyrgyz samples as well as samples from other Central Asian peoples like Tajiks, Uzbeks, and Karakalpaks, plus many other populations from elsewhere. M17 [R1a1] is suggested to be “a diagnostic Indo-Iranian marker” by the authors. They also state “The exceptionally high frequencies** [63%] of this marker in the Kyrgyz, Tajik/Khojant, and Ishkashim populations are likely to be due to drift, as these populations are less diverse, and are characterized by relatively small numbers of individuals living in isolated mountain valleys”.’

The most prevalent mtDNA haplogroups for the Kyrgyz, in order are D, H, C and G2a.* D, C and G are indicative of Asian ancestry and H is reflective of European admixture in the maternal line. The main Y-DNA [paternal] haplogroups for the six million Kyrgyz are in descending percentage order [rounded to the nearest whole number]: 

R1a [64%] – C3 [14%] – O [6%] – J2 [2%] – K – O2 – P – N1c1 – R1b – I1

The haplogroups, R1a, J2, N1c1, R1b and I1 are indicative of European admixture. The haplogroups C3, O, K, O2 and P are the core Asian lineage of the Kyrgyz. The very high frequency of R1a** is somewhat of an anomaly; for R1a is mainly associated with the Eastern European peoples of Slavic descent, though it is also found in eastern Siberia and southern Asia. J2 is typically a southern European haplogroup and particularly associated with Turkey [and Iran]. R1b is the main identifying haplogroup of western Europeans and both N1c1 and I1 haplogroups originate with northern Europeans. The haplogroups C, O and K are key Asian haplogroups. 

Recall the Amerindians mtDNA haplogroups are A, B, C, D and X. The Kyrgyz and the Kazakhs have the same haplogroups, though with different variations and percentages. Similarly, the American Indian has Y-DNA haplogroups Q and C. They share C with the Kyrgyz and both C and Q with the Kazakhs.

The following most prevalent Asian mtDNA haplogroups are found in the Kazakh population of nearly twenty million people: D, C, G, Z and then A and F – with also B and N9. The supercluster M is found with the highest frequency of 45%. The main European mtDNA haplogroups include, H [14%], K, J, T and U5. These two sets are very similar to the Kyrgyz people. The main Y-DNA haplogroups include:

C3 [40%] – K [10%] – O2 [8%] – J2 [8%] – R1a [7%] – N1c1 [7%] – P – [6%] –

R1b [6%] – R2 – I1 – [Q1a3 – G2a]

This is where they differ, with the Kazakh’s showing less European admixture as shown by the predominant and distinct C, K, O and P Asian haplogroups. It also highlights the main admixture has come from the maternal^ line, with Madai males taking Elamite wives, or in other words, Turko-Mongol males marrying primarily Turkish women. J2 is the main Y-DNA haplogroup of the Turkish people [with R1b] and so the Kazakh and Kyrgyz possessing it is not a coincidence.

Decoding a Highly Mixed Kazakh Genome, multiple authors, 2020 – emphasis & bold mine: 

‘We present the whole genome sequence and thorough genetic variant and admixture analysis of a Central Asian, Kazakh MJS. We found several SNVs associated with drug toxicity, metabolism, diseases, phenotypic features and identified recent and ancient admixtures. Both PCA and phylogenetic analyses confirm closer MJS and other Kazakh similarity to modern East Asians than Europeans and showed the overall closest genetic affinities are with other Central Asian populations, namely, Kalmyk, Uzbek and Kyrgyz. All populations with significant similarity to MJS genome could be backed up by historic migration events involving the Kazakh population and the major fraction of genomic variation could be attributed to fairly recent admixture with geographically close populations. However, MJS’s mitochondrial^ DNA [maternal] haplogroup is of European  [Turkish] or Near Eastern (West Asian) [Iranian] ancestry. It corresponds to the heterozygous SNPs associated with European phenotypic features and confirmed by admixture f3 statistics and all other Kazakh autosomal data showed very similar ancestral compositions to MJS’s. This highly heterozygous and admixed Kazakh genome provides insights into complex admixtures and can serve as a reference for mapping complex heterogeneity in Central Asian populations.’

The eight million Tajiks exhibit these main Y-DNA haplogroups:

R1a [45%] – J2 [18%] – R2 [8%] – C3 [3%]

The five million people of Turkmenistan Y-DNA haplogroups: 

R1b [37%] – J2 [17%] – K [13%] – P [10%] – R1a – R2 – [C3] 

Tajikistan shows little Oriental link with their near neighbours and have either mixed heavily or have more in common with their southern Asian neighbours of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The haplogroup R2 [genetic marker M124] is typically associated with the southern Asian states of [particularly] India [10%] and Pakistan [8%], western Asia, plus the Central Asian nations. Apart from Kyrgyzstan, the other three all have 1.9%, whereas 7.9% of males in Tajikistan have R2.

The Turkmen on the other hand show strong maternal admixture with the Turks as revealed by their R1b and J2 haplogroups. The K and P haplogroups are indicative of their Oriental ancestry. Haplogroup P derives from K and Q descends from P. Even though Y-DNA haplogroups P and Q can be associated with Europeans in trace quantities, they are more consistently found in Asians.

The Y-DNA haplogroups for the thirty million plus people of Uzbekistan: 

R1a [25%] – J2 [13%] – C3 [12%] – R1b [10%] – K [7%] – P [6%] – O2 [4%] –

R2 – I1 – N1c1

Uzbekistan like the smaller Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan has obviously mixed with a people not descended from Japheth, but from Shem, though not as heavily and thus retain more of their core Oriental haplogroups such as C, K, P and O. Their R1a, J2 and R1b haplogroups again link them, as we will learn, with Turkey.                            

Seen together, their respective Y-DNA haplogroups look like this: 

Tajikistan:           R1a – J2 – R2 – C3

Turkmenistan:   R1b – J2 – K – P – R1a – R2 – [C3] 

Kyrgyzstan:         R1a – C3 – O – J2 – K – O2 – P – N1c1 – R1b – I1

Uzbekistan:         R1a – J2 – C3 – R1b – K – P – O2 – R2 – I1 – N1c1

Kazakhstan:        C3 – K – O2 – J2 – R1a – N1c1 – P – R1b – R2 – I1 –

[Q1a3 – G2a]

On the one hand they are all similar and on the other, there are differences highlighting the extent of the admixture of Madai with essentially Elam [and others]. Abbreviated haplogroups [Asian blue, European black] and spaced, according to their increasing Oriental identity, Tajikistan is the most distant and has more in common with southern Asia than Central or East Asia. The other two smaller nations of Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan [with more] show a high level of inter-marriage. Of the two bigger populated nations, Uzbekistan reveals intermarriage levels similar to the others and only Kazakhstan is the nation that has mixed the least, thus retaining a strong Oriental or [Central] Asian identity. 

Tajikistan:             R1a J  R2 C I

Turkmenistan:     R1b J  K   P R1a

Uzbekistan:           R1a J C R1b K

Kyrgyzstan:           R1a C O J   K

Kazakhstan:          C     J K O2   P

Within the haplogroup sequencing, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are more eastern orientated and Turkmenistan the most western oriented. Turkmenistan is geographically, linguistically and culturally more connected to Turkey [Elam]. Uzbekistan bridges the gap between the other three. All five nations include within their main haplogroups J2 and four share either C, R1a[1a], or K. The haplogroups C, K, O and P are all indicative of these nations descending from Japheth and their close genetic relationship with northern, eastern and central Asians. Haplogroups J2, R1a and R1b are primarily indicative of their admixture with descendants of Shem, particularly Elam.

The table [Decoding a Highly Mixed Kazakh Genome] shows the genetic markers for comparing Asian populations. AM = America, CA = Central Asia, EA = East Asia, EUR = Europe, NA = North Asia, OC = Oceania, SA = South Asia, SEA = Southeast Asia and WA = West Asia. 

Interestingly, as expected, Tajikistan is not represented. The closeness between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is confirmed as is between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and their westernisation; particularly Turkmenistan’s proximity to West Asia [Turkey and Iran]. Both Tiras [Amerindian] and Madai [Central and North Asia] have had varying degrees of admixture as confirmed by the table. 

We will find that Japheth’s remaining five sons are all grouped in the bottom right hand corner of the table, incorporated within East Asia and Southeast Asia.

These findings correlate to what we should expect to find if the Turkic-Mongol peoples are descended from Madai – an Asian people descended from Japheth – that have absorbed European DNA from Shem’s line. The variety of admixture may be accounted for by the following: 

  1. The historical alliance with the children of Elam [Persia] and the intermarriage of the two. 
  2. The Assyrian removal of captive Israelites to Media. There would possibly have been relationships formed between the two peoples – with the introduction of R1b and R1a Y-DNA haplogroups. 
  3. The Medes are in a unique position of even though migrating across the vast Asiatic continent, they did not stay, becoming far removed from their original homeland. The circuitous route via East Asia and Mongolia, meant the bulk of Madai ultimately returned to the middle of the world, merely settling a little northwards from their ancestral home in ancient Persia or modern Iran.

This central position meant they were also exposed to travellers travelling east or west and therefore the recipients of the resultant impact on their racial diversity and identity. We have only scratched the surface regarding Madai, their place in the world and their historical impact. We will revisit Madai, when we study Elam.

Words come again and again to our ears, but we never hear enough, nor can we ever really see all we want to see.

Ecclesiastes 1:8 New Century Version

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