Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Nilotic Origin of the Ainu

Alice C. Linsley

The Micmac (Mi'kmaq) of Canada are Ainu and the Ainu originated in the Nile Valley. Not surprisingly, some of the most sacred symbols of the Micmac correspond to ancient Egyptian symbols.

The Ainu were among the aboriginal peoples of the Nile Valley and the rulers of many of the river shrines. One of their cities was the prestigious shrine city called Iunu - meaning "pillared place of the Nu" and known as On in the Bible. The Greeks called it City of the Sun (Heliopolis). They are called Anu which is also spelled Annu, Ainu and Ha-nu. The Ainu are said to have a reddish skin tone. They may be the red Nubians, but more research needs to be done.

Iunu was the original name for the Ainu shrone of Heliopolis. It was an extremely prestigious shrine in the anceint world. The map of the Nile shows the alignment of the pyramids at Giza, Saqqara and Abusir to the great pillar (obelisk) at Heliopolis.

The Ainu of Japan and the Ainu who crossed into North America through Finland, Greenland and Labrador are probably related by the DNA of the Canadian Ainu have not been tested. They may be in the same haplogroup X. MtDNA traces lineage by the mitochondria, received from the mothers. The dispersion of haplogroup X is shown below. The greatest concentrations are indicated by the darker shade. 

Note the small dot in Southern Siberia. This is the only known archaic HgX population in that entire region, indicating that the Ainu did not come to North America across the Bering Strait. The Micmac of Canada report that their ancestors came across the north Atlantic.

If Abraham's Ainu ancestors spread far and wide as Genesis 10 reports, we would expect them to be an early stock from which many other modern peoples come. This has been confirmed by Luigi Cavalli-Sforza's genetic distance chart which places the Ainu at the center. However, their ancestors would have been the people who dispersed rather widely before the African-Asian split.

Ainu appearance and dress

Ainu people had been living in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, before Japanese people occupied the island. They had their own culture, language, and religion. Their appearance is less Asian. They tend toward a reddish skin tone and have beards. The distinctive headgear and the decorative motifs on their robes are found among all Ainu men, as seen in these photos:

Ainu of Eastern Canada

Ainu elder of Hokkaido Japan

My Ainu friend Sea’Key tells me that the Ainu of eastern Canada have a red skin tone and are bearded. Some have green eyes. The red skin hue may appear as rosy cheeks or a reddish tone over tanned skin like that of Egyptians who work in the sun (I Sam. 16:12; 17:42). King David was described as having this red skin tone. David had Edomite blood.

The Ainu appear to have intermarried with the Edomites who had a reddish skin tone. This is the Biblical description of Esau who was born red and hairy. Esau the Younger married a woman of Edom, a descendant of Seir the Horite (Gen. 36).

The Hebrew word for red/ruddy is edom. Edom is equivalent to the Hausa odum, meaning red-brown and to the word Adam, the first man formed from the red clay which washed down to the Upper Nile Valley from the Ethiopian highlands. These soils have a cambic B horizon. Chromic cambisols have a strong red brown color.

Abraham means “burnt father” and refers to his reddish skin color. In Arabic, the word ham means burnt. The Nilotic peoples were referred to burnt because they had a reddish skin tone. This included some Nubians, as is evidenced from the drawings of Jean-Francois Champollion who led the French-Tuscan Expedition of 1828. One drawing depicts a scene from the Great Temple at As in which some Nubian captives of Ramesses II are black and others are red.

Red and black Nubians
Detail from a Champollion drawing

In the northern climates the Ainu totem is the bear, but in the Nile their totem appears to have been the lion.

Solar disc of Ra/Horus between two lions

Genesis 10 speaks of the Kushite dispersion and the Ainu likely were among the Kushites who moved out of Africa. However, it is almost certain that there was an earlier Ainu migration before the time of the Kushites.


WC4 said...

Thank you Ms Linsley,

After helping to host Hebrew roots conferences for many years, I am headed to live among the Dinka people, an ancient Nilotic tribe. Your work clearly indicates to me that the establishment of a nation of kings and priests is obviously one a key component of the "restoration of all things". I am thrilled to have the chance to delve into the fascinating treasures you have unearthed and the implications they present.

Alice Linsley said...

WC4, Thanks for leaving this comment. After you are settled, I hope that you will report some of your findings. You will find roots common to Nilo-Saharan and Hebrew. You have the opportunity to trace the linguistic trail of Abraham back to the point of origin of his ancestors!

You are so fortunate to have this opportunity. It will be a life-changing experience. Please keep in touch. God bless you.