TABLE 3

AMOVA analysis of three classifications of Pacific populations

% of total variance
GroupingBasisWithin populationsBetween populations within groupsBetween groups
(TON, WSA, CIS)Geography74.1712.5813.25
(VAN, PNG)
(MAJ, KAP)
(TON, WSA, CIS, KAP)Ethnology73.8614.7911.35
(VAN, PNG)
(MAJ)
(VAN, TON, WSA, CIS, MAJ, KAP)Settlement history71.717.2411.05
(PNG)
  • The amount of variance apportioned to each of the three levels of the classification is given for three different classifications of the seven Oceanic-speaking populations, based on geography, ethnology, and settlement history. The abbreviations are explained in the inset legend to Figure 3.