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According to a theory forwarded by Jahanshah Derakhshani (born 1944), the Aratti, or Artaioi, were ancient Aryan people in the eastern lands of the Iranian Plateau. Ca. 1000 BC, the Aratti moved southwest to Persis and became the direct ancestors of the Persians. Until the Macedonian conquest of Persia, the Persians were known as Artaioi. Herodotus (7:61) refers mentions Artaians as an alternative name for the Persians. 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 Old Persian ariya- is a cognate as well. ... The Iranian plateau covers much of Iran and Afghanistan. ... External links Official website of Fars Governorship Categories: Iran geography stubs | Provinces of Iran ... This article is about the Persians (Iranians), a nationality and an ethnic group. ... Alexander the Great fighting the Persian king Darius (Pompei mosaic, from a 3rd century BC original Greek painting, now lost). ... Bust of Herodotus Herodotus (Greek: ΗΡΟΔΟΤΟΣ, Herodotos) was an ancient historian who lived in the 5th century BC (484 BC - c. ...


'Aratti' means banana in Telugu, a living Dravidian language used in Andhra Pradesh in India.


According to Derakhshani, the Aratti may also have been the ancestors of the Bactrians and Arachosians. Bactria (Bactriana) was the ancient Greek name of the country between the range of the Hindu Kush (Caucasus Indicus) and the Amu Darya (Oxus), with the capital Bactra (now Balkh). ... Arachosia is the ancient name of an area that corresponds to the southern part of today s Afghanistan, around the city of Kandahar. ...



The Aratti people have been traced and documented by the Iranian historian Jahanshah Derakhshani. They were the inhabitants of the country Aratta attested in the Sumerian sources of the 3rd millennium BC and located in Eastern Iran (Derakhshani, Die Arier in den nahöstlichen Quellen des 3. und 2. Jahrtausends v.Chr., Tehran 1998, p. 41). According to Herodotus, the Persians were called also Artaioi = Artaians (Herodotus VII, 61. 150.). Indeed, already prior to Herodotus, Artaioi was interpreted as a Persian ethnonym. Hellanicus described them as the inhabitants of a Persian region called Artaia (Fr. cited from Marquart 1986,Untersuchungen zur Geschichte von Eran I: 234). The Greeks called the inhabitants of the country Barygaza Arattii, Arachosi and Gandaraei, who had been subjected by the bellicose Bactrians (ibid.; The periplus of the Erythraean Sea, Ed. by W. Schoff, New York 1912, p. 41).


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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 Old Persian ariya- is a cognate as well. ... The Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex (or BMAC, also known as the Oxus civilization) is a modern archaeologists designation for a Bronze Age Turkmenistan. ...

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Aratti theory at AllExperts (312 words)
According to a theory forwarded by Jahanshah Derakhshani (born 1944), the Aratti, or Artaioi, were ancient Aryan people in the eastern lands of the Iranian Plateau.
According to Derakhshani, the Aratti may also have been the ancestors of the Bactrians and Arachosians.
They were the inhabitants of the country Aratta attested in the Sumerian sources of the 3rd millennium BC and located in Eastern Iran (Derakhshani, Die Arier in den nahöstlichen Quellen des 3.
Aratti theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (264 words)
According to a theory forwarded by Jahanshah Derakhshani (born 1944), the Aratti, or Artaioi, were ancient Aryan people in the eastern lands of the Iranian Plateau.
According to Derakhshani, the Aratti may also have been the ancestors of the Bactrians and Arachosians.
They were the inhabitants of the country Aratta attested in the Sumerian sources of the 3rd millennium BC and located in Eastern Iran (Derakhshani, Die Arier in den nahöstlichen Quellen des 3.
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