The following is the email conversation with Laouali Yahaya, an administrator from Niger with whom I have been communicating about the Hausa-Egyptian connection. It was in this conversation that I learned about the recent discovery of twin pyramids and a sphinx in Niger. I found the announcement and translated the information from French sources. My news report on this discovery is the first in English. I have Mr. Yahaya to thank for calling this amazing discovery to my attention.
The Proto-Dravidian caru refers to the number six. This correlates to koro in Proto-Saharan, a directional element (the cardinal poles were associated with numbers); to karkia in some Chadic Languages; and to korci in Meidob (a language of eastern Sudan). The most striking similarity is between the Kanembu (another language of Sudan) araku and the Dravido-Tamil aarru. All these refer to the number six or to six coordinates. The number of center points on the early compass was probably six, since a circle of eight segments has six center points. Compass in Arabic is al-konbas, a compound of kon (universe) and bas (home), which was the point on the horizon where the first rays of the Sun were visible.
The name “Korah” means shaved head in Hebrew. This was the custom for priests in Egypt. (See Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 2007, p.37.) Do the words Kora and Arwa have the same meaning in Hausa? Do both relate to shaved priests who tell the future?
Korah and Aaron were Horite priests. They belonged to the caste of ruler-priests who were devotees of Horus, called "son of God." Horus' mother was Hathor, the Virgin Queen, who gave birth in a manger. This was a foreshadowing of the birth of Jesus Christ. The expectation of the Righteous Ruler who would defeat death and restore paradise can be traced to the Proto-Saharan and Nilotic peoples. It is much older than the Jewish religion, just as Arabic is much older than Hebrew.
You answered my question in one of your publications: Ankh Hor in ancient Egypt, Anghor in Cambodia and now we have a third "Ango" in Hausa. All of these mean "long live Horus." Kat koré!, used for a man who performs a viril act, may signify Hat Hor! Because we don’t have the meaning nowadays.
Ren Sarki (soul of the King); Ren used with something in ancient Egyptian gives life to that thing. It is the same in Hausa.
The Inadan metal workers are subservient to the Taureg in Sudan and Niger. Inadan men are protective about their metalworking practices. They claim to be kin to King David. (See National Geographic, Aug. 1979, p. 389) They are probably related to the Beja of Sudan. BJA is likely the root of the Hausa name Bayajidda. He too is associated with metalworkers. They made the knife which he used to cut off the head of the serpent Sarki at a well in Daura in Katsina State. I didn't know that Dau-ra means "the Bush of Ra." That is very interesting!
I'm also interested to learn more about the high-elevation and low-elevation sarki. Doesn't sarkin maharba mean "lead hunter" in Hausa?
I want to make a correction about the name "Azna" Queen of Azna. I asked some old people because I am not certain of the definition. Now Azna appears to be people who are like Harwa, they do “Arwa” - they predict good and bad harvest. After organizing a hunting campaign an animal is caught alive and slaughtered. It is said that in the inside of the animal they extract the cereals which will abound on that year. It may be that Arwa is Aaron.
They also heal sorcery: people accused of sorcery are brought there and soon after they are given a beverage, they start telling all the people they killed. After this beverage, they will not kill any person again.
In Arabic, Aaron is spelled Haroun and means light-bringer. Haroun seems closer to Harwa than Aaron. It may be that Aaron is related to Arwa.