What did the Nazis mean by the term aryan?
The term Aryan refers to a language group. Another name for this language group is Indo-European. The Slavic people and the Celtic people are Caucasian, but they are not in the Aryan language group, so they are not Aryan. The Poles were blond and blue-eyed, but they were Slavic, so they were not Aryan. The original Jews were in the Semitic language group, so they were not Aryan. The Eastern European Jews were members of an Asian race and were not Aryan. The French were a mixed race of Celts and Romans, so they were not Aryan.
The Nazis used the term Aryan to mean the ethnic Germans and other people such as the people in the Netherlands who were in the Aryan language group. Most of the Nazis were from Austria or Bavaria and they were descendants of the German tribe called the Bavarians. The Bavarians typically had dark hair and dark blue eyes or brown eyes. The Nazis admired the Nordic race whose members are typically blond with blue eyes.
First you would have to define what you mean by aryan. The Buddha defined the term aryan to mean "noble", specifically to refer to Buddhists who had attained at least the lowest (Stream Winner) of the Four Fruitions. (In the 20th century, Hitler redefined the term to mean something different, but I think that is not what you mean here.) The Brahmans used the term Aryan because they believed that their ancestry was from the…
The term Aryan is a Sanskrit (ancient Indian language) term used to describe noble, superior race. Arayn race is a reference to the decendants of Proto-Indo-Europeans which includes the people of old Indian subcontinent and the Western European region. After sometime, theorists included all of Europe as part of the Aryan race, and the term was further diluted to represent white supremacy by Nazis and NeoNazis.
No. The term "Aryan refers to very old indo-European languages and the ancient people who spoke Indo-European. Hungarian is not part of the Indo-European family of languages so it is not considered Aryan. Note: If you are talking about race, the term "Aryan" was invented to mean "white people" and has no basis in science including genetics.
One of the tenets of the Nazi movement was the idea that there was an "Aryan" race which was a "super-race." This race was supposedly blond, with very pale skin - the Nazi party hates anyone who does not look like this. Unfortunately for many modern-day Nazis, they do not fit into the "Aryan" model, and would be spurned or executed by actual Nazis.
"Aryan" actually has no racial meaning. Instead, it is a now obsolete term referring to the Indo-European languages. Hitler misused the term to refer to Caucausians of the Nordic type. Hitler thought that the Pure German "Aryan" race was blonde hair blue eyes. Hitler himself was not an Aryan to his standards.
== Aryan is a linguistic, not a racial designation, referring to the speakers of Indo-European languages. Only Nazis and their pathetic dupes and sympathizers ever refer to an "Aryan" race. Along with the Germans and the English, the Indians and the Persians are Aryans (their country's name Iran means "Aryan" ) as are the Slavs, the Armenians and the Gypsies, whom Nazis consider lesser peoples, if not actually sub-human. If you are asking about "white"…
ARYANS is an English language loanword derived from Sanskrit ārya ('Noble'). In present-day academia, the terms "Indo-Iranian" and "Indo-European" have, according to many, made most uses of the term 'Aryan' minimal, and 'Aryan' is now mostly limited to its appearance in the term "Indo-Aryan" to represent (speakers of) North, West and Central Indian languages. Western notions of an "Aryan race" rose to prominence in late-19th and early-20th century racialist thought, an idea most notably embraced…
If you're referring to the period of Nazism, it means that they had to be non-Jewish Caucasians. Hitler preferred his Aryans to be tall, slender, and muscular. However, the main emphasis for Aryans was placed on ancestry. For one to be considered an Aryan, they had to have several generations of German ancestors.