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Afroasiatic Urheimat

The Afroasiatic Urheimat is the hypothetical place where speakers of the proto-Afroasiatic language lived in a single linguistic community, or complex of communities, before this original language dispersed geographically and divided into separate distinct languages. This speech area is known as the Urheimat. Afroasiatic languages are today distributed in parts of Africa and Western Asia. The contemporary Afroasiatic languages are spoken in the Near East, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and parts of the Sahara/Sahel. The various hypotheses for the Afroasiatic Urheimat are distributed thr ...

Origin of the Albanians

The origin of the Albanians has long been a matter of dispute within scholarship. The Albanians first appear in the historical record in Byzantine sources of the 11th century. At this point, they were already fully Christianized. The Albanian language forms a separate branch of Indo-European, first attested in the 15th century, and is considered to have evolved from one of the Paleo-Balkan languages of antiquity. Very little evidence of pre-Christian Albanian culture survives, although Albanian mythology and folklore are of Paleo-Balkanic origin and almost all of their elements are pagan. ...

Pendejo Cave

Pendejo Cave is a geological feature and archaeological site located in southern New Mexico about 20 miles east of Orogrande. Archaeologist Richard S. MacNeish claimed that human occupation of the cave pre-dates by tens of thousands of years the Clovis Culture, traditionally believed to be one of the oldest if not the oldest culture in the Americas.

Indigenous Aryans

The concept of Indigenous Aryans also known as the Out of India theory, which proposes that the Indo-European languages, or at least the Indo-Aryan languages, originated within the Indian subcontinent, as an alternative to the established migration model which proposes the Pontic steppe as the area of origin of the Indo-European languages. The indigenist view sees the Indo-Aryan languages as having a deep history in the Indian subcontinent, and being the carriers of the Indus Valley Civilization. This view proposes an older date than is generally accepted for the Vedic period, which is gen ...

Assyrian continuity

Assyrian continuity is the claim by modern Assyrians and supporting academics that they are the direct descendants of the Semitic inhabitants who spoke originally Akkadian and later Imperial Aramaic of ancient Assyria, Babylonia, and their immediate surroundings. Modern Assyrians are accepted to be an indigenous ethnic minority of modern Iraq, southeast Turkey, northeastern Syria, and border areas of northwest Iran, a region that is roughly what was once ancient Assyria. They are an Aramaic-speaking people who still speak, read and write Akkadian-influenced Eastern Aramaic dialects Assyria ...

Origin of the Azerbaijanis

The Azerbaijani people are of mixed ethnic origins. These include the indigenous peoples of eastern Transcaucasia, the Medians, an ancient Iranian people, and the Oghuz Turkic tribes that began migrating to Azerbaijan in the 11th century AD. Modern Azerbaijanis are the second most numerous ethnic group among the Turkic peoples after Anatolian Turks and speak North Azerbaijani and/or South Azerbaijani. Both languages also have dialects, with 21 North Azerbaijani dialects and 11 South Azerbaijani dialects. Between the 3rd and 7th centuries CE there was a Persianization of the population, dur ...


ⓘ Origin hypotheses of ethnic groups

  • definition of Croatian ethnogenesis begins with the definition of ethnicity according to which an ethnic group is a socially defined category of people who
  • three main hypotheses as to the origins of the Etruscan civilization in the Early Iron Age. The first is autochthonous development in situ out of the Villanovan
  • several theories about the origin of the Serb ethnonym. Some researchers claimed that the ethnonym, and thereby ethnic origin dated to ancient history
  • a profound impact on the shaping of the Mapuche ethnicity Thus the Mapuches are considered of autochthonous origin with some genetic studies and archaeological
  • The Azerbaijani people are of mixed ethnic origins These include the indigenous peoples of Caucasus, ancient Iranic peoples the Medes and the Oghuz
  • The origin of the Basques and the Basque language is a controversial topic that has given rise to numerous hypotheses Modern Basque, a descendant or
  • Scholarly theories about the origin of the Szekelys a subgroup of the Hungarian people can be divided into four main groups Medieval chronicles unanimously
  • believed to be of heterogeneous origins combining a number of earlier tribal or ethnic groups including Lullubi, Guti, Cyrtians, Carduchi. Some of them have
  • Olmec alternative origin speculations are non - mainstream theories that have been suggested for the formation of Olmec civilization which contradict generally
  • The origins of the Tutsi and Hutu people is a major issue in the histories of Rwanda and Burundi, as well as the Great Lakes region of Africa. The relationship
  • even though they share ancestors with other ethnic groups Those who argue in favour of an Illyrian origin maintain that the indigenous Illyrian tribes