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The DNA profile of Nelson Mandela

Are you related to the former president of South Africa?

Find out with a DNA origin analysis from iGENEA and also compare yourself with many other famous people!

The origin of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela comes from the royal house of Thembu from the Xhosa people, which is mainly based in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. He was a leading activist in the freedom struggle and eventually the first black president of South Africa.
Nelson Mandela belonged to the haplogroup L0d in the maternal line.

License: © copyright John Mathew Smith 2001 / CC BY-SA 2.0, Nelson Mandela 1994, Zuschnitt von iGENEA, CC BY-SA 2.0

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How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6-8 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

How can I order a DNA origin analysis for someone else?

If you order and pay for a test set for somebody else online, the address of the other person under “Comments”. We will then send the collection kit to the address of this person. You can also place your order by phone or e-mail.

This is how the DNA origin analysis works

A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

Order test kit:

by telephone, e-mail or on the website

Get test kit:

delivery takes a few days

Take samples:

at home, simple and painless

Send in samples:

with the enclosed envelope


online after approx. 6 - 8 weeks

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