– The Aryan Period
People in the ancient world that came from the region of India were known as ‘Sindhi. There are people recorded in Turkey and also North of the Black Sea who were referred to as Sindi.It was like people nowadays that are in Canada or the UK are referred to as Indians.This fact is also the source of the theory that the Kurds of the SE Greece, Turkey, NW Iraq and Northern Syria are believed to have had their origin in India as the tribal name ‘Sindi’ is big amongst the Kurds.
As early as 2000 BC, the vanguards of the Indo-European speaking tribal immigrants, such as the Hittites and the Mittanis (Sindis), had arrived in southwestern Asia. While the Hittites only marginally affected the mountain communities in Kurdistan, the Mittanis settled inside Kurdistan around modern Diyarbakir, and influenced the natives in several fields worthy of note, in particular the introduction of knotted rug weaving. Even rug designs introduced by the Mittanis and recognized by the replication in the Assyrian floor carvings, remain the hallmark of the Kurdish rugs and kelims. The modern mina khâni and chwar such styles are basically the same today as those the Assyrians copied and depicted nearly 3000 years ago.
The name ‘Mittani’ survives today in the Kurdish clans of Mattini and Millani/Milli who inhabit the exact same geographical areas of Kurdistan as the ancient Mittani. The name “Mittan,” however, is a Hurrian name rather than Aryan. At the onset of Aryan immigration into Kurdistan, only the aristocracy of the high-ranking warrior groups were Aryans, while the bulk of the people were still Hurrian in all manners. The Mittani aristocratic house almost certainly was from the immigrant Sindis, who survive today in the populous Kurdish clan of Sindi—again—in the same area where the Mittani kingdom once existed. These ancient Sindi seem to have been an Indic, and not Iranic group of people, and in fact a branch of the better known Sindhis of India–Pakistan, that has imparted its name to the River Indus and in fact, India itself. (footnote 8) While the bulk of the Sindis moved on to India, some wondered into Kurdistan to give rise to the Mitanni royal house and the modern Sindi Kurds. …
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Those who have done studies in History, Heritage of Indigenous People and Ancient Civilisations know what SINDH is, where SINDH is and who are the people who call themselves ‘SINDHIS.; Sindh is the Mother of all Mothers, a Cradle of Civilisations. Sindh is where humanity learnt to take its first step. In fact Sindh is where humanity started to breathe. Mother Sindh has Heritage and History which is 7,000 to 10,000 years old. Sadly, all this is vanishing. Sindh will soon become merely a ‘Chapter’ in the Book of History! Why? Firstly, because Sindhis don’t even know their glorious Motherland, their gregarious Fatherland! Sindhis are even ashamed to call themselves ‘Sindhis.’ They have forgotten their language, culture, values, food, music and songs and entire way of life. Sindhis have abandoned their Sindhyata and forsaken their Sindhiness. Sindhis as a Nation are on the verge of extinction! Long Live Sindh!
Its a very good article. Need to explore Sindhis around the world.
A beautiful article.We must have more on similar subjects .