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Hans Jonatan, born in the Caribbean in the 18th century to an enslaved African mother and European father, migrated to Iceland and founded a family there.
In the 21st century, researchers from Iceland studied the genes of 788 of his descendants (including whole-genome sequencing for 20 of them), and reconstructed 38% of his mother's genome. The data suggests that his mother was from the region spanned by Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon.
Rephrased from https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-017-0031-6