Where did the Aryans come from and why?
The word Aryan is an archaic term for either the proto-Indo-European people who are believed to have originated in central Russia, or the proto-Indo-Iranian people who originated in southern Russia.
As part of the mass migration of people over many thousands of years, proto-Indo-European people migrated westward into much of Europe, taking their language with them. Not all these people migrated westward, and a proto-Indo-Iranian culture developed in the south of Russia, probably around 2500 BCE. A few centuries later, a group migrated south-east into India, taking both language and the early Hindu religion with them. A later group also migrated south, to the east of the Caspian Sea, into eastern Iran, also taking language and the Zoroastrian religion. A third group migrated south, around the western edge of the Caspian Sea into western Iran. This last group, which was to become the Medes and Persians, took an older religion with them but converted, centuries later, to Zoroastrianism.
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The Aryans were historically an ancient people from central Asiaaround the Caspian Sea, and they had a profound influence on theformation of ancient India and Persia/Iran- in …fact, the Iranianname for their own country means "land of the Aryans", and goesback over two thousand years. Because the real Aryans lived in atime before writing was commonplace, we don't know a lot abouttheir early history, except that thousands of years ago a group ofthem invaded India; later a second group invaded Persia (modernIran). The Vedas , ancient Hindu holy texts, were written inthe language of the Aryans, which is now commonly called "VedicSanskrit". However, the problem is that in the late 1800s, certain racistcrackpots in France (Arthur de Gobineau) and England (HoustonStewart Chamberlain) began conflating our limited knowledge of theAryans with Darwinian concepts, and mushed in some occult mumbojumbo. They came up with the kernel of the idea of a "master race"-that certain people from Europe were ultimately descended from theAryans, and that these Europeans were inherently better than allother people. It's all nonsense based on inaccurate reading ofhistory. Adolf Hitler and his Nazi stooges latched onto these "theories" andused them as a basis of their ridiculous racist ideology, claimingthat Germanic peoples (Germans, Scandinavians, even some French andEnglish) were "Aryan" and thus better than other peoples. They alsodecided that Jews and other Semitic peoples were inferior andparasitic, so it was ok for "Aryans" to enslave or kill them.There's no scientific or historical basis behind any of it, andit's utter nonsense. Sadly, a lot of people still believe in itanyway.
They took power in Dasyu territory and destroyed stone forts in northwest India and Pakistan.
The notion of an "Aryan Race" has been around for a long time. As for "why" they came about, I'm not really sure. Wikipedia says:. -- Aryan is an English word derived from… the Sanskrit "Ärya" meaning "noble" or "honorable". The Avestan cognate is "Airya" and the Old Persian equivalent is "Ariya". It is widely held to have been used as an ethnic self-designation of the Proto-Indo-Iranians Since in the 19th century, the Indo-Iranians were the most ancient known speakers of Indo-European languages, the word Aryan was adopted to refer not only to the Indo-Iranian people, but also to Indo-European speakers as a whole. In Europe, the concept of an Aryan race became influential in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as linguists and ethnologists argued that speakers of these Indo-European languages constitute a distinctive race, descended from an ancient people, who were referred to as the "primitive Aryans", but are now known as Proto-Indo-Europeans. In linguistics, Aryan is most often used in the context of the sub-branch of Indo-Iranian languages referred to as Indo-Aryan languages. --
The Aryans were organized into many tribes called Janas. Each Jana consisted of a number of villages called Gramas. A Grama was composed of a number of families. Each village …was headed by a Gramani or the village headman. Each tribe had its own chieftain or Rajan. Aryans came from Indo-Europeon
In the 8 th Chapter of his world famous book, Satyarth Prakash, Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati describing The Creation , Sustenance and Dissolution of The Universe, quoting …the reference from the oldest Scriptures Vedas, writes that the mankind was created by God in Trivishtap otherwise called Tibet . They were divided into two main classes, - the good and the wicked. The good were called Aryas and the wicked Dasyus . Says the Rig Veda, "Do ye know (there are) two classes of men - Aryas and Dasyus ." The good and learned were also called Devtaas , while the ignorant and wicked, such as dacoits (robbers), were called Asura . .("RIG VEDA 2: 51, 8) This division into Aryas and Shudras is supported by the Atharva Veda wherein it is said "Some are Aryas , others Shuudras ..( ATHARVA VEDA19:62) And then to another question that, "How did they happen to come to India?" the book says,"When the relations between the Aryas and Dasyus , or between Devas and Asuraas , (i.e., between the good and learned, and the ignorant and wicked) developed into a constant state of warfare, and serious troubles arose, the Aryas, regarding this country as the best in the whole earth, emigrated to India and colonized it. For this reason it is called Aryavarta - the abode of the Aryas . "It is bounded on the North by the Himalayas, on the South by the Vindyachal mountains, on the East and West by the sea. It has also on its West the Sarasvati River (Sindh or Attock) and on the East the Dhrisvati river also called the Brahmaputra which rises from the mountain east of Nepal, and passing down to the east of Assam and the west of Burma, falls into the Bay of Bengal in the Southern Sea (Indian Ocean). All the countries included between the Himalaya on the North and Vindhyachal mountains on the south as far as Rameshwar are called Aryavarta, because they were colonized and inhabited by Devas (the learned) and Aryas - the good and the noble." Manu 2: 22, 17. It had no name, nor was it inhabited by any other people before the Aryas (settled in it) who sometime after creation came straight down here from Tibet and colonized this country To the reference to Iran, the book says that some people have said that the Aryas came from Iran (Persia) and hence they were called Aryas.; which is absolutely wrong . Before the Aryas came to India it was inhabited by savages whom the Aryas called Asuraas and Raakshasas as (demons), while they called themselves Devatas (gods). After the wars between the two, called by the name Devaasura Sangraam, they emigrated to India and colonized it. For this reason it is called Aryavarta - the abode of the Aryas . In no Sanskrit book - historical or otherwise - it is recorded that the Aryas emigrated here from Iran, fought with and conquered the aborigines, drove them out, and became the rulers of the country.
A western tribe of ancient India records the account of invaders from the north that we know as Aryan babrarians.
The term Aryan is used of a group of Indo-European languages. It does not denote a race or ethnic group, but was misused in that sense already in the 1880s.
Some scholars believe they came from somewhere between the Caspian and Aral seas, they crossed over the northwest mountain passes into the Indus River Valley of India. Other …scholars believe the Aryans originated in India. Real actual fact from a History Teacher.
They were attracted to the farmlands and pastures in northern
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The aryan race was a vision, by Hitler, or the perfect human. Tall, blonde, blue eyed people. The holocaust was the Nazis attempt of achieving this. The aryan race was never r…eally a race but a vision, but I suppose you can say that they were from Germany.
i don't know sorry
Aryan become before indusvalley. .
They basically brought Hinduism in a more bigger view at that timeand connected many gods ((including their own)) to the religion.They were also bringers of knowledge about ot…her things since theywere also very nomadic and never really had a secure home in thepast. They learned about cultures from others and basically madetheir own with what they had in the beginning.
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They were a race and tribe in ancient India. Later on, the word wasused in Nazi Germany to describe the blonde and blue-eyed 'pureGermanic' race.