Debunking The Aryan Invasion Theory

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    garry420 Well-Known Member

    “I have declared again and again that if I say Aryans, I mean neither blood nor bones, nor hair nor skull; I mean simply those who speak an Aryan language… To me an ethnologist who speaks of Aryan race, Aryan blood, Aryan eyes and hair, is as great a sinner as a linguist who speaks of a dolichocephalic dictionary or a brachycephalic grammer.”
    - Friedrich Max Mullen

    Friedrich Max Mullen [1823-1900] was a German professor of Modern European Languages and Comparative Theology of the Romantic era. Earlier discoveries of the Indo-European language had lead him to further speculation between the relationship between 5th BCE – 7th AD century Mediterranean culture and more ancient eastern culture. In his attempts to reach an un-contradictory balance between Christianity and the Darwinian revolution, he was known to rationalize cultural revolution.

    He believed in Biblical chronology, which placed the dawn of Earth, around 4000 BCE. Later, based on his Indo-European discoveries he defined “Henotheism”, which means monotheistic in principle and polytheistic in fact. He has coined the word “Aryan” to describe the people of Indo-European language. “Aryan” comes from the Sanskrit word “Arya” which can be translated into English as “noble” “priestly” or “lord”. The original usage was applied to a racial and linguistic group when propounding the Aryan Racial theory. However, in 1888, he himself refuted his own theory.

    The Indo-European Connection (Language)

    In the 1790s a man William Jones discovered many similarities between Sanskrit and southern western languages, including Latin and Avestan. Based on this he inferred that these languages and Sanskrit must all have originated out of a common source.

    In addition to language similarity, Williams recounted that a bibliographic Japhetic race that is believed to be an ancestry of the European race, had also migrated from Mount Ararat to perhaps, India. Japhetic was the initial name given to the proto-language.

    Theorist had later found notable Sanskrit links between Germanic and northern western languages; adding to the proto-language branches. This is where the term “Indo-European” derived.

    From the mid-nineteenth century, most scholars concluded that India was unlikely the origin of the proto-language; not only because at the time India was the eastern-most unknown frontier of the language; not only because at the time India was the eastern-most unknown frontier of the language, but because both Persian and Hindu scripts often state of a northern homeland which includes the Hindu Kush and Aral Sea areas.

    The discovery of Sanskrit and its links to so many languages intrigued scholars. Those who thought Sanskrit to be a key in fighting the historic mother mother of Indo_European languages have learned through the culture in which it was spoken, that there are several further similarities between eastern and western culture; one being the names of the ancient widely worshipped Greek and Hindu gods.

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