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  •  The Tocharians weren't Celts... (0+ / 0-)

    ...that's an old, long-ago-debunked internet myth. The Tocharian language (which died out in the middle ages) was indeed Indo-European, but it was more closely related to eastern Indo-European language families, including Greek. They do appear to have been light-eyed with red, blond, or brunette hair and the genetic evidnece does points towards a European connection...there clearly was intermarriage with Asian populations over the milennia, though. The Uighers do seem to be the descendants of the Tocharians, albeit with a heavy Turkic admixture.

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