ACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE TERMS SEMITIC AND ARYAN

FIRST:  HOW THE “FIRST EUROPEANS” EMERGED IN WORLD HISTORY!

MIGRATION FROM AFRICA TO THE PERSIAN GULF REGION THEN TO TRHE SUBCONTINENT OF  “EURASIA” [“EUROPE” DIDN’T EXIST UNTIL THOUSANDS OF YEARS LATER AFTER THE EMERGENCE OF THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE IN WORLD HISTORY  !]

BY GENETICALLY RACIALLY IDENTIFIED AS BLACK AFRICANS FROM AFRICA:

NOT

By a migration of a “Semitic” Nomadic Population From the Persian Gulf Region Located Adjacent to Northeastern Africa and Egypt to the Northern Tigris and Euphrates Region –

The Invasion of the Existing Sumerian Population in the Southern Tigris and Euphrates Region was by the what “Eurocentric” European Historians as “Semitic” Nomads from the Persian Gulf Region Next to Northeastern Africa and Egypt
The Scientific Myth:  “Semites” and “Aryans”

and the invention of the term “Semitic” in the 19th Century by Wilhelm Marr –

The term “Semitic” was first used in 1879 by Wilhelm Marr, the founder of the notorious Anti-Semitic League – Jews as the presumed descendants of Shem, one of the three sons of Noah mentioned in the first chapter of the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament
The six racial/ethnic/nationality populations included in the term “Indo-European”:  ….

The Book of Jewish Knowledge: An Encyclopedia of Judaism and the Jewish People, Covering All Elements of Jewish Life from Biblical Times to the Present by Nathan Ausubel (Crown Publishers, Inc: New York), 1964

Ausubel in the Acknowledgments stated:

“The “Scientific” Myth: Semites and Aryans: Ausubel indicated that Marr had in mind, when he said”Aryans,”  Teutons and Nordics such as Germans, Austrians, Scandinavians, Dutch, English, and French, etc. – referred to by William Jones,

father of the common origin of the Indo-European language with its (six branches): English, French, JuegaGerman, Austrian, Scandinavian HUNKS
vian, et al.

On Anti-Semitism

“In reality, the term “anti-Semitism,” with its biologic and racial connotations, was first used in 1879 by Wilhelm Marr, the founder of the notorious Anti-Semitic League, who, ironi
cally was said to be the baptized son of a Jewish actor.

Having everywhere a grass-roots anti-Jewish movement of sizable proportions to cater to, the word “anti-Semiticism” was soon in general currency, and since the cult of science had become very popular during the last quarter of the nineteenth century, all of the  scientific postulations of the term were eagerly accepted

by the hordes of the half-baked, the partly informed, the uninformed, the gullible, the neurotic, and the malicious.

“Marr based his term “anti-Semiticism” on racial identity, averring that the “inborn”character of Jews or Semites,

the presumed descendants of Shem, one of the three sons of Noah mentioned in the Bible,

was antithetical to the noble character of “Aryans”  (Marr had in mind, when he said”Aryans,”  Teutons and Nordics such as Germans, Austrians, Scandinavians, Dutch, English, and French, etc.).

“Broad-mindedly, he conceded that Jews could not help being what they were, namely, morally and physically inferior humans, because Nature had so pre-determined.

This mixed fodder of pseudo-scientific nonsense that was being fed by the rabid racists to the ignorant and the unthinking

either amused or outraged the eminent men of science of that time.
“It drew fom Friedrich Max Müller, the great Orientalist and philologist, this censure:

Aryan Race – A Common Aryan Ancestor Language called Aryan – Spoken by a People Named “Aryans Who Inhabited the Land of  “
Aryana” Only Referred to or bare references to It in the Zend Avesta, the Half-Mythic Scriptures of Persian Zoroastrianism Written About 1000 B.C. –

HYPOTHETICAL ARYANS – –

hypothetical country Aryana who spoke a hypothetical tongue called Aryan –

that 19th century anti-Semites among German professors, journalists and demagogic pamphleteers derived their noble ancestry and pride in constituting the “master race” of mankind” –

‘It is but too easily forgotten that if we speak of Aryan and Semitic families, the ground of clasification is language and language only.

There are Aryan and Semitic languages, but it is against all rules of logic to speak … of an Aryan race, of Aryan blood, of Aryan skulls,

and to attempt ethnological classification on purely linguistic grounds.

“It all began this way: In the year 1808, and quite innocently, in the course of his philological researches, Friedrich von Schlegel, the noted Sanskritist … noticed a kinship between Persian and Sanskrit on the one hand and the Teutonic languages n, Swedish, , etc.) on the other.

From these observations and from others made by a number of philologists, he finally wove an elaborate hypothesis which held that these “related” tongues were derived from a common ancestor-language called “Aryan,” one that had supposedly been spoken by a people named “Aryans” who inhabited the land of “Aryana.”

[Friedrich von Schlegel

ON HYPOTHETICAL – PARAPHRASE GOBINEAU

“Needless to say, “Aryan”was a lost and forgotten language,
the “Aryans” themselves had disappeared into historic limbo, and as for the land “Aryana” there were only bare references to it in the Zend Avesta, the half-mythic scriptures of Persian Zoroastrianism (written c. 1000 B.C.E.) but where Aryana lay there was not the slightest intimation.  “

“It was from these hypothetical Aryans, the inhabitants of the hypothetical country Aryana, who spoke a hypothetical tongue called Aryan,

that the nineteenth-century anti-Semites among the German professors, journalists,,, and demagogic pamphleteers derived both their noble ancestry and their pride in constituting the “master-race” of mankind.

PARAPHRASED:

It was from these hypothetical Indo-Europeans, the inhabitants of the hypothetical country “land of the Indo-Europeans,” who spoke a hypothetical tongue called “Indo-European” tht the 19th century German professors, journalists … and demagogic pamphleteers derived their noble ancestry and their pride in consttitutting
the “master race” of humankind.”  GOBINEAU USED THE TERM “ …
==========
“The term “Aryan” has to do with linguistic, and not at all with physical characteristics … inadequate to prove common racial origin …

… “It should be noted that “Aryan” and “Indo-European are used interchangeably and the same parallel conclusions can be drawn

concerning a “hypothetical people” speaking a “hypothetical” language in a “hypothetical homeland” that never existed,

though a “racially-mixed population group” may speak a “common root language.”  …

Example:  the adoption of the English tongue by millions of Negroes whose descendants can never be classified racially with the descendants of white persons, notwithstanding both may speak a common root language.”
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“The term “Aryan” has to do with linguistic, and not at all with physical characteristics, and it would seem reasonably clear that mere resemblance in language, indicating a common linguistic root buried in remotely ancient soil, is altogether inadequate to prove common racial origin.
[REPEATED]
“There is, and can be, no assurance that the so-called Aryan language was not spoken by a variety of races living in proximity to one another.  Our own history has witnessed the adoption of the English tongue by millions of Negroes, whose descendants can never be classified racially with the descendants of white persons, notwithstanding both may speak a common root language.”
“It should be noted that “Aryan” and “Indo-European” are used interchangeably, and the same parallel conclusions can be drawn concerning a “hypothetical people” speaking a “hypothetical” language in a “hypothetical homeland” that never existed, though a “racially-mixed population group” may speak a common root language.”  [Ausubel 1964: 6-7]
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In the 1780’s, Sir William Jones, an English orientalist, concluded that ancient Indian sanskrit was related to Persian, Greek, Latin,Celtic and the Germanic language.

Detailed comparisons of vocabularies and grammars enabled him to demonstrate that they all must have branched off from a lost “mother tongue.” (emphasis added)  He called the language ‘Aryan’ after the ‘Aryas,’ an ancient people who is said to have invaded India and Persia.

L. Luca Cavalli-sforza, Paolo Menozzi, Alberto Piazza, The History and Geography of Human Genes (Princeton University Press: Princeton, New Jersey), 1994, p. 103 indicated

The time of origin of the Indo-European language family is usually given as 5000 years B.P..  (Gimbutas 1966; Mallory 1989).

Renfrew equates the spread of the Indo-European (language with that of farming from the Middle East (implying, if not stated directly, the Mediterranean sea coast or Anatolia – modern day Turkey), which would put the origin, at the latest, at 10,000 years B.P. or 10,000 years ago” and the “light-brown-skinned” European race!
The words “Aryan”:and “Indo-Aryan” and “Indo-European language group” have been connected:with regard to India and the “light-skinned” Hindu race,’  and their ancestor predecessors,  the “Indo-Aryan race” from the southeast Asian steppes,’  the following should be noted.
It has been indicated that the “Aryan’ race,myth” or “racial supremecist theory “ or, interchangeably, the “Indo-European race” myth … “is one of the most most infamous and disastrous attempts to trace the racial ancestry of Europe..’ Further“it was born as a minor issue in comparative linguistics, developed into a “pseudo-Darwinian theory of history” and ended by almost destroying the existing civilization.’
Originally, the term “Aryan” was applied to a language group also known as Indo-European.  In the 1780’s, Sir William Jones, an English orientalist, concluded that ancient Indian sanskrit was related to Persian, Greek, Latin,Celtic and the Germanic language.  Detailed comparisons of vocabularies and grammars enabled him to demonstrate that they all must have branched off from a lost “mother tongue.” (emphasis added)  He called the language ‘Aryan’ after the ‘Aryas,’ an ancient people who is said to have invaded India and Persia.

By the mid-19th century, linguists, including the brothers Grimm and Franz Bopp in Germany, developed ‘Aryan’ studies into an important branch of inquiry, sifting evidence from linguistics, folklore, religious traditions and archeooogy.

IT WAS BUT A SHORT, ILLOGICAL STEP FROM THE NOTION OF A SINGLE MOTHER TONGUE TO THAT OF A SINGLE ORIGINAL RACE THAT CIVILIZED EUROPE.  THE PERIOD’S ROMANTICISM FOSTERED THE CONJECTURE THAT AN ARYAN MIGRATION HAD HAPPENED LONG AGO, THOUGH NO ONE AGREED ON WHEN OR WHERE. INSTEAD OF ASKING ABOUT THE REALITY OF THE ARYAN RACE, SCHOLARS CONCENTRATED ON DETERMINING THE ARYAN’S RACIAL CHARACTERISTICS AND LAND OF ORIGIN.

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About Harold L Carter

Bachelor of Science, Columbia University Masters degree, Ohio State University Undergraduate National Officer, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Eastern Asst Vice President, when a student at Columbia University Profile Photograph: Mom & Me, when I was a graduate student
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