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From Sat Jun  8 13:16:48 PDT 1996
Article: 41857 of alt.revisionism
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This brief of the term Aryan comes from Enclyclopaedia Britannica Online.
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Aryan (from SANSKRIT arya, "noble"), a people who, in prehistoric times,
SETTLED IN IRAN  AND NORTHERN INDIA . From their language, also called Aryan,
the Indo-European languages of South Asia are descended. In the 19th century
the term was used as a synonym for "Indo-European" and also, more
restrictively, to refer to the Indo-Iranian languages (q.v.). It is now used
in linguistics only in the sense of the term Indo-Aryan languages (q.v.).

During the 19th century there arose a notion--propagated most assiduously by
the Comte de Gobineau and later by his disciple Houston Stewart
Chamberlain (qq.v.)--of an "Aryan race," those who spoke Indo-European
languages, who were considered to be responsible for all the progress that
mankind had made and who were also morally superior to "Semites,"
"yellows," and "blacks." The Nordic, or Germanic, peoples came to be
regarded as the purest "Aryans." This notion, which had been repudiated by
anthropologists by the second quarter of the 20th century, was seized upon
by Adolf Hitler and the  Nazis and made the basis of the German government
policy of exterminating Jews, Gypsies, and other "non-Aryans."


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