Kazakhstan and other Central Asian "stans" have extremely high levels of R1a haplogroup, as well as having mixed Eurasian look, definitely suggests that Eastern white tribes (Iranic, Tocharian, Eastern Germanic, Slavic and original Turkic – despite not being fully white) definitely make up part of their heritage. On other hand, Mongols ravaged this steppe lands and slaughtered off many of them during times of Mongol Empire (especially men in combat), probably also taking local females as wives/booty (at that time probably mostly Caucasian racial type), and therefore over time creating this hybrid of Asian and European peoples known today as Central Asian Turkics.

If you look at the haplogroup map of Central Asia it is possible to see that the region is very mixed. This region has often historically been a transit area of many groups of people.


Take a look at the Uzbeks (UZ).