The Home of the Aryans

Witzel, Michael

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Abstract

The search for an Indo-European homeland has taken us some two hundred years by now. The discussion can easily be summarized, if somewhat facetiously, by: the homeland is at, or close to the homeland of the author of the book in question... The same applies, mutatis mutandis, to the homeland of the Indo-Iranians, or Arya/Ārya, as they call themselves. For this, we will have to look a little bit further afield, first of all, to the Urals. The main part of this paper, however, will be concerned with the supposed "mythical homeland" of the Iranians, Airiianəm Vaẽjah.

Document type: Article
Date: 2000
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 11 March 2008
DDC-classification: Other and comparative religions
Controlled Subjects: Indoarier, Geschichte
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indoarier , Geschichte, Aryans , History
Series: People > Kleine Schriften von Michael Witzel
Volume: 12