Thursday, June 10, 2010

Genghis Khan: The Last Afro-Asiatic Kingdom Builder?

Alice C. Linsley

Genghis Khan may have been the last Afro-Asiatic kingdom builder. His people were the Yuan. There is a strong linguistic connection between the Yuan and the Nilo-Saharan languages. Y was a solar symbol among the Nilo-Saharans, some of whom were Anu (Ainu), so Y-an might refer to the Ainu who moved out of the Nile into Mongolia. This connection is confirmed by DNA studies. Genghis Khan and his descendants are in Haplogroup C-M217 which comprises more than ten percent of the total Y-chromosome diversity among the Manchus, Koreans, and Ainu. The ruling families of the Ainu of Northern Japan and the elders of the Ainu (Micmac) of Eastern Canada are the same people, as I have demonstrated through my research.

Further Khan is a variant of Kain/Cain or Kayan and means king. Genghis may be the last of the "mighty men of old" described in Genesis. These dispersed out of the Nile Valley and Southern Arabia and became the rulers over territories in the ancient Afro-Asiatic Dominion.

Genghis Khan followed the kingdom-building pattern of Nimrod and may have been one of Nimrod's descendants. Hungarian origin stories suggest that he was a descendant of Noah through Japheth, and he was allied with the Keraits, the only Christians known to have inhabited Central Asia. The Keraits converted to Christianity in the 11th century. One of their leaders, Toghrul, gained fame as far west as France and Spain for his battles with Muslims. Several Kerait women became influential in the Mongol court. Sorghaghtani Beki married a son of Genghis Khan, and they had four sons. Two sons, Kublai Khan and Mongke Khan, were prominent leaders of the Mongolian Empire. In their youth, they probably looked much as this Mongolian warrior looks:

Genghis Khan means King Genghis. Khan is related to the biblical words Kain and Kandake (Candace in English), meaning ruler. He was like his namesake in many ways. On a hunting expedition he killed his half-brother Bekhter, during a fight over hunting spoils. This incident cemented his position as head of the household. Like Kain, Genghis Khan built an empire with settlements at sacred locations. He named his first-born son Jochi which is a variant of the Biblical name Joktan, the name of Abraham’s first-born son.

At age 16, he married a Hun woman. It was an arranged marriage intended to consolidate an alliance between Genghis’ people and the Huns of Central Asia. Genghis’ mother encouraged him to form many alliances through marriage.

It appears that the ancestors of the Hungarians were Afro-Asiatic peoples who moved north from the Upper Nile/Sudan along the Ural Mountains. If Japheth is an ancestor of some peoples in the Uralic language family, we have an explanation for the linguistic similarity between Afro-Asiatic names and names common among the Uralic, Turkish, Pashtun and Mongolian peoples. Those names include Jochi, Beri, Malik and Khan. Khan was originally a title meaning king. Today it is a common surname in Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Mongolia. It is equivalent to Kayan or Qayan, a spelling that more closely resembles "Cain" in the Hebrew. Genghis Khan’s name is more accurately spelled Činggis Qaγan.

Some of the Pashtun tribes adopted Malik as the ruler's title instead of Khan. Malik is equivalent to the Afro-Asiatic Melek, meaning king or ruler.

Genghis Khan married a woman of the Olkut’Hun, meaning the Hun tribe. Possibly Ogur Hun means the Hun clan or the Hun community of Og. The word ogur means clan, community or tribe and appears to be equivalent to the Pashto, orkut, meaning community. So, the words ogur, orkut and olkut seem to be linguistically related. They are not derived from the Nubian word for tribe which is ab which indicates that these words have a different source, probably Indo-Pakistani. More likely, they are related to the Kandahar dialect, which has as Tir-hari as a principal dialect. Tir is a form of the name Tiras, mentioned in Genesis 10 and hari is a form of the word for Horite. So Genghis Khan married into a community which has connections to Abraham's Horite people.

Though the Huns and Hungarians are descendants of Noah through Japheth, their language is classified in the Uralic group, not the Afro-Asiatic group. The Uralic family includes the languages of western Mongolia, Finnish and Hungarian.
Drawing found in Hungary showing the symbols of the Sun, Cattle and the Tree of Life
In the Hungarian origin stories, Nimrod had two sons: Magor and Hunor. Magor is the equivalent of the Afro-Asiatic name Magog. The word Magyar is linguistically related to Magog and is the name for the Hungarian people. Some Magyar still live in the Upper Nile area where they are called the Magyar-ab, the tribe of Magyar.  Typical of Nilotic people, important symbols among the Magyar are the Sun, cattle and the Tree of Life.

Though Hungarian is a Uralic language, it has connections to the Afro-Asiatic language family, suggesting that Japheth’s descendants moved north toward the Ural Mountains. Here they developed a different religious practice – shamanism, which preserves some elements of the older Afro-Asiatic priest-religion, but which is significantly different. Priests and shamans serve similar functions in their communities but have different worldviews. (For the difference between priests and shamans, go here.)

While there is evidence of syncretism between the shamanic and priestly worldviews, the element of the Sun as an emblem of the Creator appears in both. Solar discs or solar boats are found on artifacts from ancient Egypt, Nubia, India and Mongolia.

Some rulers among these peoples are designated by an initial Y - a solar cradle indicating divine appointment. Yaqtan (Joktan), Yishmael (Ishmael), Yitzak (Isaac), Yetro (Jethro), Yacob (Jacob), Joseph (Yosef) and Yeshua (Joshua/Jesus) are examples. Solar symbols appears on the deer stones of western Mongolia shown below.

Deer stones mark burial ground at Ulan Tolgoi Mongolia

Deer stone with Sun found in western Mongolia


Georgia said...

"Afro-Asiatic Melek, meaning king or ruler."

Is the word, Melchizadek another Afro-Asiatic word? If so, what does it mean?

Alice C. Linsley said...

Good morning, Georgia!

Melchizadek is indeed Afro-Asiatic and a compound of the Hebrew words for righteous and king.

צדוק, Zadok or Tzadok means "righteous" and Melek means "king" so Melchizadek means Righteous King. He was King of Salem (Jerusalem) and also the high priest of the Jebusites, people who had familial ties to Abraham's Horite people.

Click on the Index and you will find entries for both Melchizadek and Jebusites.

Kepha said...

Khan and Kain are phonetically similar, but not semantically or lexically related. Kain means a smith in Hebrew; Khan is a leader.

This reminds me a bit of Arthur Custance's work years ago. He also tried to relate everything and everybody to the table of nations in Genesis (and, indeed, we all are related to those names there, but how we are related is another question). I recall how he tried to connect Heth and China via the name "Kitay", and then realized he was talking through his hat. I couldn't see how he connected a Mongolian word to an Anatolian/Mideastern nation tha lived millennia before the Kitay ever invaded northern China (before then, the Chinese were the Han [people], Hua [flowery], or other names).

Alice C. Linsley said...

Since Kain represents the first earthly ruler in the Bible it is likely that Kah is an very ancient root for ruler. Kahn means ruler.

In the Nile region the Ka/Kah was the divine power that endowed the ruler with spiritual authority.

I don't relate every people on Earth to the Table of Nations. All the peoples listed there are Afro-Asiatic, one of 17 distinct language families. Genesis 10 tells us about Afro-Asiatic peoples and that their languages were related/cognates. I take that very seriously and use this as the premise for my linguistic research.