Brahui Theory Incorrect? (Post No.4205)

Research Paper written by London Swaminathan

 

Date: 12 September 2017

 

Time uploaded in London- 12-09

 

Post No. 4205

 

Pictures are taken from various sources; thanks.

 

 

(This is the fourth and the last part)

 

 

From 1844, there is some incorrect information circulated among scholars about Brahui language and Dravidian invasion/migration of India via Afghanistan. Foreigners used this “Dravidian” Brahui to show the Dravidians entered India through the north west route. But all this information is not correct. Until today no KEY Tamil words are found in Brahui.

 

A language must have body parts, numbers, personal pronouns etc to show some affinity with another language. No such things are found except two numbers.

 

Andropov tried very hard to show some relationship with Dravidian languages. He found an escape route to justify his findings by using PROTO DRAVIDIAN. He used ‘may and might’ in his article which shows all these are just guesses

(ref. Notes on Brahui, M Andropov, Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow; 6 page article appeared in Journal of Tamil Studies, Volume 1, October 1969)

 

I threw a challenge to a girl who studied lost languages to come with at leaest 10 Tamil words from Brahui speakers. No response until today. The fact of the matter is no one can even produce a few Tamil words!

 

Brahui speakers are not of Dravidian stock; they are of Indo-Aryan stock

no Dravidian word will have beginning ‘BRA’, which is Sanskrit.

Currently Brahui language is full of Indo Aryan words (Baluchi etc)

Even if we find two Tamil numbers, we can explain that Tamil businessmen were there at one time using these numbers. Tamils presence in North West and beyond is confirmed; but all those are just visits not from permanent settlements. Some fanatics tried to hide under the guise of Indus valley civilization.

 

What do others say?

The derivation of the word Brahui from personal name IBRAHIM frequently met with among Brahuis themselves, is nothing more than a popular etymology invented after the adoption of Islam. The Iranian etymology ‘borohi’ a mountaineer is dobted for many reasons- Andropov

So no one knows the origin of the word ‘Brahui’)!

 

xxx

Dictionary of languages by Andrew Dalby gives the following information:

BRAHUI

1500,000 speakers

Pakistan

“Brahui, major language of western Pakistan, is an astonishing survival – utterly different from the Iranian languages that surround it. Most Brahui speakers are bilingual in Baluchi. There is no doubt that that Brahui belongs to the family of Dravidian languages of South India, though it is separated from the nearest of them by many hundreds of miles (see map at KURUKH).

 

The relationship was pointed out by German linguist Christian Lessen in 1844.

 

ONE COMMON GUESS IS THAT EARLY DRAVIDIAN SPEAKERS MIGRATED SOUTHWARDS IN TO INDIAN PNINSULA THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, AND THE BRAHUI (AND PERHAPS ELAMITE) REMAIN AS A CLUE TO SHOW THE ROUTE THEY FOLLOWED.

(MY COMMENTS: THE PEOPLE HAVE NO PHYSICAL SIMILARITY TO DRAVIDIANS. BRAHUIS ARE OF INDO-ARYAN STOCK!!!! FOREIGNERS WANTED TO SHOW ALL INDIANS CAME FROM OUTSIDE INDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

 

But it cannot be as simple as this; Brahui shares some innovations with northern Dravidian languages such as KURUKH so must have separated from other Dravidian languages before they them themselves began to differentiate. IN REALITY THE EARLY HISTORY OF BRAHUI IS QUITE UNKNOWN.

(My comments: building sand castles as big as possible to be washed away by every wave! No single Tamil word found yet!!!)

 

It is at least certain that the speakers of Brahui and Baluchi have long lived side by side. Tradition tells of Hindu rule in medieval Kalat, the centre of Brahui and Baluchi culture, followed by a Brahui dynasty, followed by Mughal rule as elsewhere in India, followed by renewed Brahui domination. This last period contains a date 1660—the accession of Mir Ahmed as Khan of Kalat, ruling both Brahui and Baluchi tribes.

 

The pastoralist Brahuis traditionally migrate in large numbers in winter, the people called Sarraavaan to Kachi, the people called Jhalawaan to Sind, where they have hereditary winter quarters.

IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED THAT THEIR NOMADIC ROUTES USED TO BE WESTWARDS TOWARDS AFGHANISTAN IN EARLIER CENTURIES AND THIS EXPLAINS WHY THER ARE SOME 20,000 BRAHUI SPEAKERS NOW SETTLED IN AFGHANISTAN WITH A FEW FURTHER NORTH IN TAJIKISTAN. AT ALL EVENTS, BRAHUI IS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY BALUCHI AND SINDHI LANGUAGES IN WHICH MANY BRAHUI SPEAKERS ARE NECESSARILY BILINGUAL.

(My comments: There is no Brahui language; it is nothing but Sindhi and Baluchi for ever!!!)

 

BRAHUI NOW HAS RATHER FEW INHERITED DRAVIDIAN WORDS IN ITS LEXICON; Iranian and Baluchi words predominate. ITS SOUND PATTERN IS MOST LIKE THAT OF INDO ARYAN LANGUAGES SUCH AS SINDHI, WITHOUT THE SHORT E AND O AND THE MULTIPLE R SOUNDS TYPICAL OF DRAVIDIAN.

(My comments: There is no Brahui; it is just Indo-Aryan language; so far everything is guess; in reality everything is Baluchi and Sindhi—Indo-Aryan languages!!!!!!)

The first ten numerals in Brahui are

asit

irat

musit

chaar

panch

shash

haft

hasht

noh

dah

only 1 to 3 are Dravidian- the higher numbers are borrowed from Baluchi or Persian

 

(my comments: so all  these sand castles were built on Irat and musit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is ASIT, Tamil???????)

 

O hilaarki daun e ki gingishk tuutaki = he is as fond of dates as a sparrow is of mulberries

CAN YOU FIND A SINGLE TAMIL WORD OR TAMIL SOUND IN THE BRAHUI SENTENCE?

 

So cunning linguist frauds have developed this Dravidian Brahui theory.

 

In fact Tamil has more similarity with English than Brahui:

One= ondru

Two= randu

Eight= Ettu

 

Let us compare it with Turkey (1400 BCE)!

Following is not a guess work or reconstruction like Brahui; It is based on inscriptions!

The oldest horse training manual found in Turkey has Sanskrit words for numbers!
The MItannian (Syria/Turkey) rulers’ names were in Sanskrit:
Biridaswa=Brhat Asva= possessing great horses
Sattawaza = Sapta Asva= Prize Winner in Seven horse races.
Kikkuli (1400 BCE) trained people on horses in Turkey and Syria. His manual used Sanskrit words:

KIKKULI SANSKRIT MEANING
Wartanna Vartana a turn
Aika Eka One turn
Tera Tri Three turns
Panza Panca Five turns

Satta Sapta Seven turns
Na (artanna) Nava Nine turns

Those who studied Tamil grammar wouldn’t be surprised to see Satta becoming Sapta. In Tamil also we follow the same rules to change Sanskrit sounds in to Tamil sounds. Raja becomes Arasan in Tamil. Rajaraja becomes Iraasa rasan in Tamil. Damayanthy in Sanskrit is written as Tamayanti, YogaRaja becoming Yokarasa in Tamil, Shakespeare changing to Sekappiriyar or seksupiyar, Homer changing to Omar and Harrypotter changing to Karipaattar!! There is no S or H or J or Sh or Ksha in pure Tami!!

 
In the same way Kikuli changed Sanskrit words to suit his students in the Hittite empire (Syria/Turkey)!
Maryannu is a word for warrior used by Kiikuli. This comes from the Sanskrit word Marya. Egyptians borrowed this Sanskrit word and Egyptianized like Tamils and wrote M(a)-ar-ya-na in 1470 BCE in Papyrus Anastasi I. They used this for Chariot warrior.

P= V
Asva in Sanskrit is written as Aspa by the Persians.
By 1500 BCE Sanskrit words were used from the Plains of River Ganges to the Plains of the River Nile and in between Mesopotamia!!!

Zend Avesta of Zoroastrians had Old Sanskrit or Persian words
Dravaspa =Devi Asva = Goddess for horses
Vist aspa (a king of Bactri) Visva Asva? = All powerful Horse?
Pourus Aspa = father of Zarathustra = one who possess many horses
Arbataspa =Master of war like horses
Huaspa =Su Asva= having good horses
Bactria’s capital was known as Zariaspa= land of golden horses! This is because they used gold coloured bronze coat.

Even when we have such proper evidence we did not build sand castles!

 

-subham–

 

 

 

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