The Taíno were the Caribbean indigenous people.The main inhabitants of the Hispaniolas (Dominican Republic and Haiti), Jamaica, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas and the northern Lesser Antilles were at the time of the European contact in the late 15th century. The Taíno were Christopher Columbus’ first New World peoples on his journey in 1492. Many Puerto Ricans, Cubans and Dominicans have Taíno MTDA and demonstrate that they are descendants in the straight lines of women. They speak Taino, the Arawakan language division. They are also spoken.
Some of the groups are currently identifying as Taino, especially among Puerto Ricans, Cubans and Dominicans, both on islands and in the United States continental, while some scholars, like the University of Puerto Rico’s ethnologist Jalil Sued Badillo, claim that while Spanish officials talk about the Tais’s demise as an ethnic identity, many survivors are still left behind. Latest research has shown that Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic have strongly mixed ancestry.
Frank Moya Pons, a historian of the Dominican Republic, recorded the intermarried Spanish colonists with Taino people. Over time, some of its descendants from the mixed races have become Africans and have become a tripartite Creole society. Records from census dating back to 1514 show that 40% of the Spanish men who had Taino women were in Hispaniola. The ethnohistorian Lynne Guitar wrote however, that in the sixteenth century Spanish documents declared the Taino extinct, as early as 1550.
Seventeen autosomal studies in the Spanish speaking Caribbean and its diaspora have shown that 10-20% of their DNA is indigenous. In recent surveys in Eastern Puerto Rico, the vast majority of people have claimed Taíno ancestry and pedigree; they have 61% mtDNA (distant maternal ancestry) from Taíno (distant maternal ancestry) of the Taíno and 0% Y-chromosome DNA (distant paternal ancestry) from the indigenous ancestry. This showed that Taino, the Spanish, and the Africans constitute a projected criollo population.
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