The family includes several dead languages like Venetian, Gothic, Gaelic, Illyrian, Luvian, Menki, Tocharian, Thracian, Phrygian, and Hittite as well. Some of them refer to the Aryan family of languages purely traditionally, for example, the modern Persian Farsi, which due to the Arab conquest has undergone great changes. The medieval Pahlavi was more of a dialect of the Arabic language, that is, it would be more accurate to refer it to the Semitic group.
Those scientists who do not doubt the truth of the biblical tradition of the once-existing single proto-language have tried to determine what it could actually be for many centuries. At the same time, they were trying to discover the homeland of the Aryan tribes as they have supposedly lived in an area that is the homeland of the whole mankind.
Initially, scientists assumed that it was India. German historians of the thirties of the 20th century considered the homeland Germany. But it turned out that neither India nor Germany did fit that role.
Later, the location of the homeland was attempted to be localized in the southern Russian steppes, but when this hypothesis was proven inconsistent, the idea of the location of the Aryan tribes’ ancestral home in the legendary Hyperborea allegedly positioned at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean began to be strongly imposed and implemented.
The ancestral home of Indo-Europeans according to the language
Russian scientists Tamaz Gamkrelidze and Vyacheslav Ivanov were able to convincingly prove that the ancestral home of the Aryans-Indo-Europeans is the Armenian Highlands and the adjacent regions of Asia Minor and Mesopotamia.
The hypothesis of New Zealand scientists Gray and Atkinson, who managed to determine Western Armenia (commonly known as Anatolia, geographically Asia Minor) as the location of the division of the single proto-language, is pretty related to the Russian theory.
Moreover, it was possible to come to the same conclusion on the basis of linguistic and historical research. Now, it is possible to state with full certainty that the Armenian Highlands, Asia Minor, and Mesopotamia are the homeland of not only the Aryan tribes but the whole mankind. Per se, it confirms the biblical version of the origin of mankind.
Dissemination of Indo-European languages
The phrase “Ararat homeland” is also important because it has a direct connection to Mount Ararat. Both are united by the word and the concept of Ar (Creation, God in Classical Armenian), which gave rise to the sacred toponym Ararat. As for the supposed connection with ark, from which the proponents of the hypothesis of the Hyperborean ancestry derived the word Arctic, it has nothing to do with the name Ararat.
In fact, this Greek word is derived from the Greek arkus (bear), and in its turn, it was probably derived from the Armenian arj (in Greek, there are no sibilants).
And, as it was said, Ararat’s land was the homeland of not only Aryan tribes but all mankind. It existed long before the Great Flood.
On the vast space of the Eurasian continent mastered by the Aryan tribes, there were many tribes that entered the Aryan world. Therefore, for the geographical designation of the ancient Aryan community, the term Aryan rather than Indo-European looks more appropriate.
After several millennia, the Aryan tribes from the west and the north came to India (around 1500 BC), forming an Aryan community, where the knowledge and books of the oldest Aryan teachings, (A)Vedagir (Armenian: Վեդագիր, վեդա (Vedic), գիր (writing), Vedas), were preserved.
Armenians still call their homeland Avedyats Yerkir (First Vedic Country, i.e. the First Country of Inner Knowledge). In addition, the Armenian word avet means commandment while the Bible is commonly referred to as Avetaran in Armenian.
In India, the Armenian (A)Ved(t)agir underwent partial changes – (A)Ved(t)a-gir → Gir-(A)Veda → Rig-Veda.
The Rigveda is a collection of (a)ved(t)s of the alien Aryan tribes. One of the key concepts of the Vedic philosophy, the yog, was derived from either the Armenian word goy (existent) or the distorted eak (being). Hence the Greek ego and the name of God in the ancient Aramaic, Jehovah (Eak ov a, anyone existent). Compare it with All(e)ah, All-embracing.
The Vedas came from the Armenian avet and vedun. Compare the first word with ava(n)duyt (tradition). It got mixed with giwt (gyut, the basis of knowledge), hence the word gitutyun (science) and giteliq (knowledge). As for the second word, it got mixed with giwtun (gitun, knowledgeable), hence the phrase Bhagavat Gita. As for the latter, it undoubtedly came from voga havat giwt a/e (Hoqa + havat + giteliq, spirit(s) + faith + knowledge.)
And the Russian word Bog (God) was derived from vog – voq (soul, compare with voch voq chka, literally there is no soul (there is no one here)).
Vedas makes up an entire epoch in the spiritual life of the ancient Slavs as well as eastern and western European peoples. In ancient India, the Ararat and the northern (Slavs) Aryan tribes met each other. Based on the culture of the indigenous ethnic groups, they created the artificial language of the priests, the Sanskrit, and a unique Indian culture.
In the pagan period, the ancient Armenian name Aram meant god of all (Ar – god, am – all), but the original meaning is much deeper (ar – the basis of an action, am – inversion of the auxiliary verb em, the Armenian analog of the English first-person singular present indicative of be, am). It was the basis of the name of the main god of the pagan pantheon Aramazd (Persian Ormuzd or Ahuramazda, from azd (influence, impact). Note the similarity with the Russian word with the same meaning v(ozd)eystvie). Aramazd also underwent changes in India: A-ram → Ram-a.
Rama is the hero of Ramayan epic. He represents the Aryans as a worshiper of the sun, the visible embodiment of creation. Krishnaites (from Kr + ishna (ijne), descended holiness), without realization, prayed in Armenian:
“Hare, Rama, hare!”, that is: “Ascend, Aram, ascend!” In the period of paganism after the collapse of the Aryan World, Aram began to represent the worship of the sun as he was considered the embodiment of the sun: “Ascend, Sun, ascend!”
It only remains to add that one of the most common Armenian names, the sacred name Aram, was the ancient Aryan name of Syria and was the basis for the name of the Aramaic people as well as the synonym for the word Aryan. It was closely related to Armenians and Armenoids by origin. Jesus Christ was also an Aramean.
P.S. Above, there have been just a few decoded Sanskrit words. There are many more of them, although they have never been studied specifically due to time limitations. Besides, it is only a small part of the much more general topic, which is the period of the existence and fall of the Aryan World.
There is also no point in it as it has been already done by another linguist, Sanskrit specialist Alla Ter-Hakobyan, who wrote several books on how she managed to find as many as 5,000 identical roots (roots, not words!) in Sanskrit and Armenian. This number of coincidences isn’t typical for any language, and it says quite a lot. But some scientists do not see or just do not want to accept the obvious similiarities…
Author: Ara Mirzoyan