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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.

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Unearthed Roots via iGENEA Revealed Connection With Nelson Mandela: A Personal Odyssey

On a journey to discover my ancestral roots, I turned to iGENEA's DNA testing. The process was seamless and professional from start to finish. The surprise finding of a connection to the revered leader Nelson Mandela was a life-altering revelation that greatly deepened my sense of self-identity. (Q. Giveens)

Ever since I was told stories of my great-great-grandparents, I’ve felt an innate fascination with unearthing my roots. Hence, I decided to take a leap into my genealogical past. I settled on iGENEA due to its promising reputation and enthused with anticipation, I sent my DNA sample. Honestly, the whole process starting from sample submission to receiving the test results was incredibly professional and smooth. The convenience of mailing the DNA sample was a real advantage, neatly solving the issue of geographical distance.

Once the process kicked in, their communication was incredibly transparent and accurate, keeping me involved in every phase. From acknowledging my sample's receipt to notifying me about the major steps, their customer handling would put anyone at ease. It was intriguing to watch professionals trace my lineage step-by-step through the complexities of genetic connections.

After what seemed like decades but occurred over just a few weeks, the results were finally released. The moment of revelation was nothing short of a thunderbolt! My genetic ties turned out to be linked to none other than the iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela. Stunningly, we share common ancestors.

The real credit goes to iGENEA for investing time, precision, and technological superiority to confirm this surprisingly delightful link. The sense of ancestral accomplishment that followed was overwhelming and inspiring. Thanks to iGENEA, I’ve discovered a newer, richer version of myself and my identity, opening a window to fresh perspectives and newfound respect for my lineage.

iGENEA's systematic DNA testing and expert accuracy have not only satiated my curiosity but have also provided me with a stronger sense of self-identity that I will cherish forever. For anyone with a curiosity about their roots, I can wholeheartedly recommend iGENEA. Be prepared for revelations that could forever change the way you perceive yourself.


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Questions and answers about the DNA test

How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6 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.

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at home, simple and painless

Send in samples

with the enclosed envelope


online after approx. 6-8 weeks

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