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The Airyanem Vaejah or Airyana Waejah (Aryan Expanse) was the legendary home of the Aryan (Indo-Iranian) people, as described in writings in the Avesta, the holy book of Zoroastrians. Aryan is an English word derived from the Indian Vedic Sanskrit and Iranian Avestan terms ari-, arya-, ārya-, and/or the extended form aryāna-. The Sanskrit and Old Persian languages both pronounced the word as arya-. Beyond its use as the ethnic self-designation of the Proto-Indo-Iranians... Map of the Sintashta-Petrovka culture (red), its expansion into the Andronovo culture during the 2nd millennium BC, showing the overlap with the BMAC in the south. ... See Avesta Municipality for the Swedish town Yasna 28. ... Zoroastrianism (Persian: آيين زرتشت , Ain-e Zærtosht) was once the state religion of Sassanid Persia, and played an important role during the preceding Median, Achaemenid and Parthian eras, while it is considered, by some, to be the oldest monotheistic religion. ...


The location of Airyanem Vaejah was between the Caucasus and south Asian region. It is believed that the Aryan tribes separated in to two groups, some staying in the Iranian plateu (Iran and Afghanistan), while the rest moved to lands where north India is today. The Entholinguistic patchwork of the modern Caucasus - CIA map The Caucasus, a region bordering Asia Minor, is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea which includes the Caucasus Mountains and surrounding lowlands. ... Map of South Asia South Asia is a subregion of Asia comprising the modern states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, . It covers about 4,480,000 km², or 10 percent of the continent, and is also known as the Indian subcontinent. ...


Zoroaster in Avesta describes that he lived in Airyanem Vaejah and Eranvej (the Iranian expanse). Later when Cyrus established his empire, he called it the Persian empire, after his clan's name. However since the Sassanid period, when Zoroastrianism was the state religion, the name "Iran Shahr", "Aryanam" or Iran (land of Aryans) has been used. Zoroaster, in a popular Parsi Zoroastrian depiction. ... See Avesta Municipality for the Swedish town Yasna 28. ... The Airyanem Vaejah or Airyana Waejah (Aryan Expanse) was the legendary home of the Aryan (Indo-Iranian) people, as described in writings in the Avesta, the holy book of Zoroastrians. ... The name Cyrus (or Kourosh in Persian) may refer to: [[Cyrus I of Anshan]], King of Persia around 650 BC [[Cyrus II of Persia | Cyrus the Great]], King of Persia 559 BC - 529 BC — See also Cyrus in the Judeo-Christian tradition Cyrus the Younger, brother to the Persian king... The term Persian Empire refers to a series of historical empires that ruled over the Iranian plateau. ... Sassanid Empire at its greatest extent The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last Sassanid shah, Yazdegerd III, lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the Umayyad Caliphate... Zoroastrianism (Persian: آيين زرتشت , Ain-e Zærtosht) was once the state religion of Sassanid Persia, and played an important role during the preceding Median, Achaemenid and Parthian eras, while it is considered, by some, to be the oldest monotheistic religion. ...


Some experts such as Bahram Farahvashi and Nasser Takmil Homayoun among others claim that Airyanem Vaejah was probably centered around Khwarazm, which is now split between the Central Asian republics. (p.27) Nasser Takmil Homayoun is an Iranian historian. ... Khiva (alternative names include Khorasam, Khoresm, Khwarezm, Khwarizm, Khwarazm, Chiwa and Chorezm) is a city in present day Uzbekistan, in the Province of Khorezm. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


It has also been suggested that Airyanem Vaejah could refer to Kashmir[1], where summer lasts two months. In the first chapter of the Vedidad is a geographical list of sixteen countries, where Airyanem Vaejah seems to lie in the north.[2]


References

  1. ^ see Talageri, Shrikant. (2000) The Rigveda: A Historical Analysis
  2. ^ Zoroaster’s Time and Homeland: A Study on the Origins of Mazdeism and Related Problems by Gherardo Gnoli, Instituto Universitario Orientale, Seminario di Studi Asiatici, (Series Minor VII), Naples, 1980; Talageri, Shrikant. (2000) The Rigveda: A Historical Analysis

Nasser Takmil Homayoun is an Iranian historian. ...

External links

  • Avesta terminology: Eranvej

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Airyanem Vaejah is reckoned to have been located somewhere between the Caucasus and south Asia.
In the first chapter of the Vedidad is a listing of sixteen countries, and Airyanem Vaejah seems to lie to the north of all of these.
In the book "Arctic home of the Aryans", B.G. Tilak combines indications from the Rigveda and the Avesta to conclude that "Airyanem Vaejah," the homeland of the Aryans, lies within or very proximate to the Arctic circle.
Indo-Iranian Mythology, Eastern Asia Minor and the Caucasus, Armenian Mythology (1745 words)
Airyanem Vaejah, whose location is disputed, contained the first mountain created on earth, Hara Berezaiti or High Hara.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a number of scholars suggested that Airyanem Vaejah should be sought in the Caucasus or adjacent areas.
Scholars who place Airyanem Vaejah and the locale of the early Indo-Iranian myths in eastern Iran suggest that the myths received a Middle Eastern coloration at a later period in western Iran, Azerbaijan, and Media where they were written down and commented on (109).
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