The Central Kalahari area with a focus on ǂHoan (Ju-ǂHoan family): Language contact and population genetics

1 Population relationships amongst Khoisan of Botswana
2 Documentation of ǂHoan with a focus on contact influences

1 Population relationships amongst Khoisan of Botswana

1.1 Khoisan populations

1.2 A genetic approach

1.3 Data from literature and relevance of the project


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Principal investigator    Location
Brigitte Pakendorf    MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology   
Email:       Leipzig, Germany
Chiara Barbieri    Linda Gerlach
Email:    Email:   
Falko Berthold    Further information
Email:    Max Planck Research Group on Comparative Population Linguistics