What are you talking about? Assyrians were one of the first Christians, after the Hebrews. When we became Christian, it's not like we traveled the world, converted people, interbred and came back to the homeland. We were always in our native country. We lived in villages, cut out from the world and remained virtually endogenous. We did get mixed with Romans, the some of us, since their empire engulfed the Middle East. But our Roman blood is still relatively insignificant. You're speaking of us like we've mixed with every race in the world (that would be the Romans and the Brits). I'm not sure why you're obsessed at making Assyrians very mixed whilst you pontificate about how pure you are in comparison. Why are you threatened by Assyrians? What's the deal with this, seriously? Also, not to mention, why are you ignoring the charts that I've linked here? You can see how pure we are compared to other Middle Easterners.
Okay, maybe some Assyrian tribes will be closer to other races of people. I won't be against that, because I have suggested that a few tribes resemble their neighboring ethnic group. Is there a take on Iranian/Urmian Assyrian? They're the most Iranid looking ones out there. Beneil Dariush, a Persian Assyrian, looks very Iranian to me. As do many others.
The "absorbing" is not really surprising. Neighboring ethnic groups, regardless of how distinct they are, would always intermingle one way or another. And, as such, they wouldn't be so pure. I mean, for instance, Kurds look more like Assyrians than they do like Afghans. Yes, I know, Kurds and Afghans "evolved" from the same place thousands of years ago in the Iranian plateau (I don't disagree with that). But after so many thousand years, as Kurds and Assyrians got closer in the Mesopotamian lands, they started cluster with each other and thus began to resemble each other. Both mixing and evolution played a role in this. Afghans began to mix with Asiatic or Mongoloid type of people, considering their proximity to Central Asia. Or maybe, rather than them mixing, evolution gave them the epicanthic fold, due to their location? I mean, why do many Afghans have Asian eyes?
It's a myth that Assyrians from different countries or churches are genetically different to each other. Assyrians are genetically homogeneous and distinct from their neighbours.
There is Wikipedia page that deals with this issue and is referenced quite well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assyrian_continuity#Genetic_continuity
Below are quotes from the above link.
" A series of modern Genetic Studies have shown that the modern Assyrians from Northern Iraq, Southeastern Turkey, Northwestern Iran and Northeastern Syria are in a genetic sense one homogenous people, regardless
of which church they belong to (e.g. Assyrian Church of the East, Chaldean Catholic, Syriac Orthodox, Assyrian Protestant). Furthermore, their collective genetic profile differs from neighbouring Syrians, Levantine Syriac Christians, Kurds, Iranians, Arabs, Turks, Armenians, Jews, Yezidis, Shabakis, Greeks, Georgians, Circassians, Turcomans, Maronite Christians, Egyptians and Mandeans. "
" Late 20th century DNA analysis conducted on Assyrian members of the Assyrian Church of the East, Chaldean Catholic Church and Syriac Orthodox Church by Cavalli-Sforza, Paolo Menozzi and Alberto Piazza, "shows that Assyrians have a distinct genetic profile that distinguishes their population from any other population." Genetic analysis of the Assyrians of Persia demonstrated that they were "closed" with little "intermixture" with the Muslim Persian population and that an individual Assyrian's genetic makeup is relatively close to that of the Assyrian population as a whole. "
" Cavalli-Sforza et al. state in addition, "[T]he Assyrians are a fairly homogeneous group of people, believed to originate from the land of old Assyria in northern Iraq", and "they are Christians and are probably bona fide descendants of their namesakes." "The genetic data are compatible with historical data that religion played a major role in maintaining the Assyrian population's separate identity during the Christian era". "
" A 2008 study on the genetics of "old ethnic groups in Mesopotamia," including 340 subjects from seven ethnic communities (Assyrian, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Armenian, Turkmen and Arab peoples of Iran, Iraq, and Kuwait) found that Assyrians were homogeneous with respect to all other ethnic groups sampled in the study, regardless of each Assyrians religious affiliation. "
" A study by Dr Joel J. Elias found that Assyrians of all denominations were a homogenous group, and genetically distinct from all other Near Eastern ethnicities."
" In a 2006 study of the Y-chromosome DNA of six regional populations, including, for comparison, Assyrians and Syrians, researchers found that "the Semitic populations (Assyrians and Syrians) are very distinct from each other according to both [comparative] axes. This difference supported also by other methods of comparison points out the weak genetic affinity between the two populations with different historical destinies." "
" In 2008 Fox News in the United States ran a feature called "Know your Roots". As part of the feature, an Assyrian reporter, Nineveh Dinha was tested by GeneTree.com. Her DNA profile was traced back to the region of Harran in south-eastern Anatolia in 1400 BC, which was a part of ancient Assyria, however the accuracy of these tests is disputed. "
" In a 2011 study focusing on the genetics of Marsh Arabs of Iraq, researchers identified Y chromosome haplotypes shared by Marsh Arabs, Arabic speaking Iraqis, Mandeans and Assyrians, "supporting a common local background." "