Arrow Downward Arrow Downward Close Close Done Done Cart Cart clock clock
iGENEA
Personal guidance

We are always happy to help you! Contact us via e-mail or Whatsapp.

If you would like us to call you back, please provide your phone number and how you can be reached. We will be happy to call you for a personal consultation.

info@igenea.com WhatsApp

Ancient tribe Tibetans - Ancestry and origin

Order DNA origin analysis

Where do the Tibetans come from?

The estimated five to six million Tibetan people live on a vast high plateau, a high desert surrounded by wastelands, cold plains and the highest mountain range on Earth, the Himalayas.
Seen from a cultural perspective, Tibet is much larger than the "Autonomous Region of Tibet" in China. This Greater Tibet includes Bhutan, Sikkim, North Nepal, and parts of Kashmir and North India. Large parts of the Chinese provinces of Ganzu, Qinghia, Zichuan, and Yunnan are ethnically Tibetan as well. Groups that have been influenced by Tibetan culture, who speak many dialects, also contribute to the complexity of the Tibetan world. In China, Mandarin has become a language of commerce for many Tibetans.

What is the culture of Tibetans?

The geographic position and the political isolation allowed Tibetans to retain an almost medieval way of life up into the middle of the 20th century. Their culture arose in the relatively fruitful southern region of the plateau, where farming barley was possible, while in the high north, the nomads who lived in black tents raised livestock, primarily the ever-present yak. In the seventh century, Buddhism arrived from China, followed soon by Buddhist missionaries from northern China. Religious and secular institutions melded into each other and penetrated all aspects of life. Finally, the country maintained 6,000 monasteries, and at least one son from every family became a monk.
Although Tibetan Buddhism has numerous branches, the Gelukpa Sect has dominated since the seventeenth century, when the fifth Dalai Lama reached the peak of the theocracy. On a Buddhist foundation, they developed a philosophy that was open to the world, a quest for knowledge and wisdom that has, largely, been continued to the present day. Tibet's de facto independence lasted from 1912 to 1950, and ended when China occupied the country and forced the Dalai Lama and 80,000 of his followers into exile in northern India in 1959. Repression of religion and the destruction of monasteries followed, and a constant stream of Chinese emigrants has confronted the Tibetans with foreign cultural influences.

Genetic indigenous peoples by iGENEA

Jews Vikings Celts Germanic Tribes Basques show all ancient tribes

Unraveling the Ledbetter Legacy: A DNA Journey through Forgotten Lineage with iGENEA

After pursuing a DNA analysis at iGENEA, my understanding of my surname, Ledbetter, took on new dimensions. The results unraveled a fascinating history rooted in England, binding the name with a practical purpose in geographical parallels. It is more than just a last name; it's an essential thread in the vast tapestry of my heritage.
» Field report from U. Ledbetter

Discovering My Roots: Harnessing the Power of DNA Analysis to Unravel the History of My Surname 'Ng'

Delving deep into my DNA analysis with iGENEA, I discovered intriguing facets of my family name Ng, tracing back its origin to Southern China's Nguyen dynasty and how migrations and intermarriages in my ancestors’ past painted a rich cultural tapestry.
» Field report from L. Ng

iGENEA DNA Test: A Journey through Time, Emotions, and the Shay Surname Legacy

From a rush of excitement to profound pride, the transformative DNA testing journey with iGENEA yielded a complex emotional kaleidoscope. The process not only connected distant relatives under the shared Shay ancestry but also revealed a new perspective on personal identity and familial history.
» Field report from Y. Shay

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
Get test kit
Take samples

at home, simple and painless

Send in samples

with the enclosed envelope

Result

online after approx. 5 weeks

DNA Test Discount Today
-10%