Who are the Aryans? Part 3: Aryan Nomenclature across Eurasia

This article will continue on from the previous two parts of this series, which you may like to read before this article, as I will build upon the information already established.

To summarise the previous articles, the term Aryan does not mean “Blond haired and blue eyed”. Though many Aryans did look like that, the Aryans were a sociocultural group that dispersed from the Ukrainian Steppes around 5000-6000BC. They dispersed their language, spiritual knowledge and technology across most of Europe and into Asia, reaching modern day Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

The Aryans are responsible for giving the West and India most of the religion and culture that we have to this day, albeit somewhat diluted from 2000 years of Christian influence which attempted to erase these traditions.

With all this said, the purpose of this article isn’t to give a potted history of the Aryan People, but rather to address a point and expand further on the little known ancient origins of the European people.

The term Aryan originates from an unknown word in the original Aryan language known as Proto Indo European. The ancient Indians who were of the higher castes referred to themselves as Arya. The god of war in greek myth is Ares, which roughly means “To strive”. Arya should be pronounced Eye-R, rhyming with “fire” and “hire”.

Some people will attempt to argue that it is wrong for us Europeans to refer to ourselves as Aryans, because “Aryan is only an Indian term that refers specifically to High Caste Indians”. This is blatantly untrue, and all ancient Europeans referred to themselves as Aryans, as I am about to prove.

The truth is always hidden in plain sight. Many of the names of nations and peoples in Europe have the word “Aryan” within them, though the meaning has been forgotten over the generations. To discard a term that should be a source of pride and heritage simply because of one instance of its abuse would be simply wrong. Here are some examples of the term being used:

Hungarians (Hunnic-Aryans)

“Hungarian” is a term used to refer to the Aryans who belonged to the Hunnic tribes that live in Eastern Europe that are descended from the Huns, a group of near Eastern nomads who invaded Eastern Europe in the 4th and 5th centuries.

The Huns were intelligent and brave people who fought many wars to defend Eastern Europe from the Roman Empire.

Bulgarians (Volga-Aryans)

Bulgarians are named after the Volga river in Russia. They were originally a nomadic people living in russia but later moved West into what is now Bulgaria, which used to be known as Volgaria, land of the Volga Aryans.

Tockarians (Tucckā Aryans)

Tocharians were the Aryans that lived in the Northwest of China in ancient times. They were feared by the Chinese and Indians for being warlike and “barbaric”, though as I will explain later, being called a “Barb Aryan” isn’t a bad thing.

Tu is Sanskrit for “to move”, as the Tockarians were a nomadic tribe. They were forced to assimilate into other tribes 1500 years ago as a result of droughts in the Tarim Basin where they lived.

Technically a picture of members of the Uyghur ethnic group, but the uyghurs are descended from the Tockarians

Ireland (Arya Land)

Ireland derives its name from the goddess Eire, whose name is pronounced the same as the Sanskrit Arya. The word Ireland literally means “Lands of Eire”, land of the Aryans. Some even argue that Ireland, or somewhere submerged close to Ireland, holds the location of the lost civilization of Atlantis. I personally disagree, but that’s a topic for another post.

Iberians (Iber Aryans)

Iberians are the people who live in the peninsula encompassing what is now Portugal, Spain, Galicia Catalonia and the Basque country. They are so named after the River Ebro that runs through Spain. The river used to be known as the Iber, hence the term “Iber Aryans”.

Barbarians / Barb-Aryan (Bearded Aryan)

The term Barbarian was first used by the Italian city states to refer to anyone who lived beyond the city borders, typically in reference to the Germanic tribes that lived to the North, such as the Goths and Vandals.

Barbarian is a cognate of Latin barba, meaning “beard” and Aryan, meaning noble, as we already established. Therefore, the term Barbarian simply means a “Bearded Aryan”.

Rastafarians (Ras Tafaryan)

(Rastafarians believe blacks are the Aryan race)

The term Rastafarian comes from the Ethiopian title Ras Tafari, which means Noble Head. Ras means a head or leader, and Tafari means noble or respected, and derives from the same root as the word Arya in Sanskrit.

Without exploring the movement in detail, Rastafarians believe that black people are the Aryan race, which is of course not true because the Africans, apart from the ancient Egyptians, had no interaction with the Aryan Indo Europeans. However, this remains the origin of the name of their movement.

Iran (Aryan)

This may not seem as obvious as the others in the list, mainly because the pronunciation has shifted so much from the original. Iran was first settled by the Aryan people before it was taken over by the Arabs.

As I explained earlier, the original pronunciation of Arya, noble, is Eye-R, rhyming with “fire”. Ergo, Aryan was pronounced Eye-ran, and the American pronunciation of Iran is the correct one in terms of reflecting the original meaning of the term. The correct pronunciation is “I ran”.

Some more isolated corners of Iran are still home to the original Aryans, but they are considered to be a threatened group as the greater Arab population has sought to envelope them and to convert them to Islam from Zoroastrianism.

Conclusion:

As is hopefully demonstrably clear, the term Aryan is not a racist one, nor specific merely to India, nor is it racist to refer to oneself as an Aryan. The term “Aryan” is of utmost importance to the preservation of our heritage and our self image as a sociocultural entity, native Europeans. Don’t stop using a term simply because are upset at you using it, instead try to educate people on it and help to keep your heritage alive.

There are likely many other instances of the term used in European nomenclature and language, but this article is merely a cursory list. If you the reader know of any more such instances, please get in touch and I will expand the article.

Health and Happiness!

C.A, Author.

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