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The Tokharians

A. K. Narain

The Tokharians

a history without nation-state boundaries

by A. K. Narain

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Published by North-Eastern Hill University Publications in Shillong .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tokhari

  • About the Edition

    On the Tokharians, an Indo-European language speaking people from Inner Asia.

    Edition Notes

    StatementA.K. Narain.
    SeriesRajiv Gandhi memorial RGF-NERC-ICSSR lectures ;, [2], Rajiv Gandhi memorial RGI-NERC-ICSSR lectures ;, 2.
    ContributionsNorth Eastern Hill University.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS731.T6 N375 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 74 p. :
    Number of Pages74
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3590774M
    ISBN 108187837012
    LC Control Number2002293493
    OCLC/WorldCa50205917

    The book, “The Tarim Mummies Ancient China and the Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the West”, “by J. P. Mallory and Victor H. Mair” was about the Tarim mummies. Before the authors talk about the mummies, they show a bit of the background of Victor H. Mair and the mummies/5. The Tocharians appear to have originally spoken two distinct languages of the Indo-European Tocharian family, an Eastern ("A") form and a Western ("B") ing to some, only the Eastern ("A") form can be properly called "Tocharian", as the native name for the Western form is referred to as Kuchean (see below). Commonalities between the Tocharian languages and various other Indo-European.

    The lack of a clear connection between Afanasyevo and the Tarim Basin. The existence (in Tocharian) of a rich agricultural IE terminology related to cereals, as well as the domesticated pig, which cannot be easily explained if Tocharians arrived in Xinjiang from the .   A rough timeline of related archaeological sites from North Eurasia. Image modified from Yang (). Tocharians. The recent book Ancient China and its Eurasian cts, Identity and Death in the Frontier, – BCE, by Linduff, Sun, Cao, and Liu, Cambridge University Press () offers an interesting summary of the introduction of metalworking into western China.

      3. To trace the ancestors of the “prehistoric Tocharians” to a location outside of Xinjiang. The obvious issue here is that if we cannot identify prehistoric Tocharians within Xinjiang, then it will be impossible to tie them to an external origin. This paper has suggested that we seem to be dealing with one of the following phenomena: a. Tokharian itself is a centum language unlike the satem Indo-Iranian languages.1 The pictorial representations of the historical Tokharians however exhibit Indo-Iranianan attire, while the Tokharian texts themselves are related to the Indic Buddhist religion, which the Tokharians may have been instrumental in conveying to their Chinese neighbours.


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J.P. Mallory, Professor of Archaeology at the Queen's University, Belfast, is the author of In Search of the Indo-Europeans, published by Thames and Hudson. Victor H. Mair is Professor of Chinese at the University of Pennsylvania and has been instrumental in bringing the Tarim mummies to the notice of Western by:   Tokharian Tales and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.4/5(1). Most of what we know about the Tocharians comes from the accounts of their Turkic and Chinese neighbors to the immediate east and west, but some intriguing archeological finds have complicated the picture.

The most fascinating of all is the Tarim mummies. As the picture below shows, these mummies, which appear to date from around BC at the oldest to AD, are almost uncannily well preserved. The Tocharians were the Tocharian-speaking inhabitants of the Tarim Basin, making them the easternmost speakers of Indo-European languages in antiquity.

They were known as, or at least closely related to, the Yuezhi of Chinese : Ronald Cohn Jesse Russell. Tocharian Online Series Introduction Todd B. Krause and Jonathan Slocum. Tocharian denotes two closely related languages of the Indo-European family, denoted simply Tocharian A and Tocharian quite similar, Tocharian A and B are now considered by most scholars to be two distinct languages, and not merely two dialects of one common language.

The Book of Han mentions the Yuezhi prior to their major migration of the second century BC. Populations continued to occupy the Tarim Basin (avoiding the great eastern-central Takla Makan Desert), and these were commonly known to the Chinese as the Lesser Yuezhi (Tocharians).

Archaeological and genetic evidence suggests that they first moved east to southern Siberia in the 3rd millennium BCE and then south to the Tarim Basin, where they may have arrived as early as the 2nd millennium BCE.

The arrival of the Tocharians in the Tarim Basin is. The Problem of Tocharian Origins: An Archaeological Perspective1 J. Mallory Queen’s University, Belfast Tocharians on the basis of such evidence is a little like trying to discern the origins of the Japanese from the images depicted on their baseball Size: 1MB.

Although the term twγry or toxrï appears to be the Old Turkic name for the Tocharians, it is not found in Tocharian texts. The apparent self-designation ārśi appears in Tocharian A texts.

Tocharian B texts use the adjective kuśiññe, derived from kuśi or kuči, a name also known from Chinese and Turkic ge family: Indo-European, Tocharian.

AVAILABLE. The collection of articles by G.-J. Pinault on Vedic and Indo-European is available. It is a beautiful book. You will find in it etymologies on the name of the god Varuna, on the intermediary zone between Earth and Heaven antariksha, on the difference between nar- and vīra- 'man', on the PIE designation of the close, intimate friend (Greek ḗpios: Vedic āpí-), and many other.

‘The wonderful second part of the book opens in the Tarim Basin circa A.D. in a settlement of Tocharians.’ ‘It appears possible that eventually the Tocharians may be classified with the eastern Scythians.’ ‘Their being Tocharians does put them right into the Indo-European matrix alongside the Greeks, Norse, and others.’.

The Tocharians were an ancient people who lived in the Tarim Basin. They spoke an Indo-European language. The region they live in was closer to the Far East than that of any other Indo-European-speaking regions. References Other websites.

Tocharian alphabet. The "Lebor Gabala Erren" ("The Book of the Taking of Ireland"), compiled during the 12th century A.D. describes the coming of the mysterious Tuatha de' Danann or Tribe of Danu. They were apparently tall, blond or red-haired strangers, "expert in the arts of pagan cunning", who supposedly interbred with the locals, while teaching them many kinds.

The Tocharians [Tokharians] were a fully Indo-Europid people that lived in parts of modern-day “China”, primarily in the west of modern-day Xinjiang 新疆 [‘New Frontier’] of which only since a decade or two became more known of.

That being said, primarily because of the Chinese government allowing a bit more than what was the case in. The separate origins of the Tocharians and the Yuezhi: Results from recent advances in archaeology and genetics Conference Paper (PDF Available) June with 2, Reads How we measure 'reads'.

The Tocharians or Tokharians were Indo-European peoples who inhabited the medieval oasis city-states on the northern edge of the Tarim Basin.

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Tocharian Tocharian is an extinct branch of the Indo-European language family which was spoken in oases on the northern edge of the Tarim Basin, an area whic. YU Taishan, “The Earliest Tocharians in China,” Sino-Platonic Papers, (June ) 4 There are three tribes, the Daxia 大夏, the Yuezhi 月氏, and the Rong 戎 of Yunxing 允姓 in the pre-Qin 秦 books and records that accord roughly with the above Size: KB.

The Tocharians were an ancient Indo-European people living in western China, modern Xinjiang. They were part of the distinct Tocharian branch, an own branch of the Indo-European family. They later got replaced and assimilated by Mongoloid Turkic p. Historical and cultural information about the Chinese communities of the "Silk Road"—the ancient highway built by the Tocharians.

Books Nomads and the Outside World.This article is a part of citations from the works of W.B. Henning, an outstanding philologist of Iranian languages, with bearings on the history of the Türkic peoples.

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