Alice C. Linsley
It is exciting when the truth of Scripture is confirmed by genetics and linguistics, as has happened with reference to the first people or first nation people called the Ainu.
They dispersed out of the Nile Valley and took with them their religion and rituals. It was their custom to build water shrines in circular valleys or basins (kar) and their priests performed rituals (nak) at these shrines. Kar is a very ancient lexeme. Lexemes are words that represent a whole complex of related ideas. Ki-kar refers to a circle as in Exodus 25:11: ki-kar za-hav ta-hork, meaning "circle of pure gold." Kikkar ha-yarden refers to the Jordan valley.
This genetic distance chart indicates that the Ainu at at the center of the dispersion of modern humans.
|Luigi Cavalli-Sforza's Genetic Distance Chart|
What do the following words have in common?
Kena, Canaan, Qatna, Kano, khinna/henna, Karnak (Egypt), Karnataka (India), Katakana, and Kana
They all share the KN root, as in the place kar-nak, meaning place of rituals.
Kena and Canaan are related to the word Kain.
Qatna (Arabic قطنا, modern Tell el-Mishrife) is an archaeological site in the Wadi il-Aswad, a tributary of the Orontes, 18 km northeast of Homs, Syria.
Kano is a city in Northern Nigeria named after Kain. It is north of Nok, which name appears as Hanock in the Bible.
Kinna and henna speak of the color red.
Karnak was the site of Ainu devotion to Horus, the "son of God." The Ainu had a red skin tone. Abraham's father was Terah the Ainu. The Ainu originated in the Nile Valley and dispersed to Northern Japan, Northwestern China, and Eastern Canada.
In Japan, Katakana is used to write Ainu.
Kana are the syllabic Japanese scripts.
The Ainu are at the center of Cavalli-Sforza's genetic distance chart. This supports the biblical assertion that they are "First People."
Related reading: The Nile-Japan Ainu Connection; A Kindling of Ancient Memory, Abraham's Ainu Ancestors; Does Genesis 10 Describe the Ainu Dispersion?; Solving the Ainu Mystery