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Hrvati, Croats: Proto-language and Sarasvati Civilization ca.

5750 - 4200 BC

PROTO-LANGUAGE AND SARASVATI CIVILIZATION


ca. 5750 - 4200 BC
(Proto-Croats in India)
(Croatian Literary Newspaper, Quarterly Edition for Literature and Culture, Karlovac -
Zagreb, Croatia, No. 13(32)/Year VII / January - June1998.
Author: Dr. Andrija Zeljko LOVRIC, Institut Rudjer Boskovic, Zagreb)
Indo-Iranian origin of the non-Slavic name HRVATI (= Croats), is accepted nowadays even by persistent
slavists (although according to them Croats must be Slavs). Dr. S.K. SAKAC (whose reprint book is just about
to be published) has done the most excellent research on the origin of Hrvati (Croats). According to him, the
key point is an East-Persian province (satrapy) called Harauwatya, under ancient Achaemenids, in today's
Afghanistan. Early Persian and Elamite written texts (Avesta and others) mentioned this province, in
historical sequence, like Harahvati, Harauwatya and Harraovatis (Curic, 1991). In old Indian Vedic texts the
most similar word from pre-historic times was Sarasvati, whose name is mentioned in early Indo-European
literature (the RgVeda) about sixty times. Until the 80's, the location and even the very existence of the land
Sarasvati was not clear, and it was considered as myth and legend. Recent discoveries by modern technology
almost fully proved the historical foundations of nation Sarasvati, and its culture, also its period of existence
and its time, which is much older than previously thought. It existed at the same time, or even earlier, than
Sumerian culture and Egyptian Pharaohs, that is 3750 – 2200 BC. The main discoveries about that were
published in India, by Prof. Dr. S.R.Rao ("Dawn and Development of the Indus Civilization", 1991) and by Dr.
Rajaram and Frawley in 1995 ("Vedic Aryans and the Origins of Civilization"). Here follows some short
extracts from these books, which are particularly significant regarding the early origin of Hrvati (Croats).

1) Discovery of the river Sarasvati and land Vaeyah, by Satellites. In order to prove or dismiss the
legends about Sarasvati, detailed satellite photographs of land around Afghanistan, Pakistan and
Punjab were made. Photos were taken by infrared rays, which can detect buried archeological
places under the earth, sand or sea. There were no important findings of older Hrvati, Croats: Proto-
language and Sarasvati Civilization ca. 5750 - 4200 BC more advanced civilizations before pre-
history, in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan. But many convincing locations of a prehistoric
civilization were found further east, in North India, particularly in the big desert of Thar, now in the
Indian provinces of Rajastan and Gujarat. Under huge sand dunes there are, until recently unknown,
ruins and walls of a dozen prehistoric towns, which are located mainly along the actual dry bed of
river Sarasvati, which was at that time the main and biggest Indian river, bigger than Indus and
Ganges. Due to the melting of huge Tibetan and Himalayan glaciers after the Ice Age, 9000 - 12000
years ago, river Sarasvati was flowing with much water down the snowy Himalayan slopes in a
southwest direction, through the green and fertile VAEYAH valley, to the Indian ocean. It entered
the sea with 7-km wide bed at peninsula Kutch near Bombay. According to Mahabharata, the town
of Dwaraka was here, and was "swallowed by the ocean"; Krishna saved its citizens. All this was
considered to be a legend. But now, satellite photographs found that town at the bottom of the sea,
close to the mouth of Sarasvati. It is already being examined by under-water-archaeologists.
Dwaraka was built around 3000 BC and it sunk in 1500 BC. People of Sarasvati (valley) used to call
their land Aryane Vaeyah (Homeland of Aryans), and their first known ruler was Yam Raha (in early
Persian literature known as Yima Ksheta). The texts of Rg Veda, and scanty archeological findings
from India, show that early Aryan ancestors were living here even before VII-V millenium, so today
we can trace the history of Indo-Aryans 9000 years backwards.

2) Decoding of early Aryan script and language.

The second key turning point in understanding early Aryan prehistory was done by systematic
decoding, till now enigmatic scripts from Harappa and Sarasvati civilizations. Only in the 90s was
this script, as well as language of early Indian texts, translated and understood. Texts on clay seals
as old as the first Sumerian and Egyptian texts have been translated, which gave quite unexpected
results to the historians. They had thought that Dravidians lived in that area, and that Aryans came
about 12 century BC, but these old Indian texts and seals are already written in old Sarasvati-
language, very similar to Vedic language. Today four early-Aryan languages are known:

1. The best known is classical Sanskrit (Samskrita),


2. An earlier one is Indo-Vedic (12th - 5th century BC),
3. In actual century in Kurdistan were found very scanty prehistoric texts of Mitanni (16th - 12th
century BC) which are very similar to early Aryan's language of Vedas, Page 2 Hrvati, Croats: Proto-
language and Sarasvati Civilization ca. 5750 - 4200 BC
4. Today's finding of the oldest Aryan pre-language Sarasvati is from 37th - 22th century BC,
simultaneous with Sumerian and early Egyptian language. The similarities and connection with early
Croatian language are shown in the next comparative numerical sequences:

SARASVATI (North India - actual desert of Thar 37 - 22 century BC):

1 = aeka, 3 = tra, 4 = chatus, 5 = penta, 7 = happta, 9 (?), 10 = dasa, 20 = dvadasa, 100 = sata.

MITANNI (Kurdistan, 16th - 12th century BC):

1 = aika, 3 = tera, 4 (?), 5 = panza, 7 = satta, 9 = na, 10 (? – further unknown).

INDO-VEDIC (Pakistan, 12th - 5th century BC):

1 = eka, 3 = tri, 4 = chatur, 5 = panca, 7 = sapta, 9 = nava, 10 = des, 20 = dvides, 100 = satam.

Veyska zayk (now present as the most archaic Croatian tongue of the interior villages on Island KRK
in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia):

1 = eni, 3 = tari, 4 = cetyr, 5 = pet, 7 = sedaan, 9 = devet, 10 = deset, 20 = dvayset, 100 = stuo.

In Sarasvati there are more important words which are very similar to this old Croatian, for example:

bhrata = brat (brother),


gatha = ganga (hymn),
bhesha = besjeda - older bjesyd (speak),
devas = djeva (girl - goddess),
angira = andjeo - older angjel (angel),
visa = ves - selo (village),
maria = marjan (hero),
vaeyah = zavicaj - older veyaan (homeland), etc

Between 2000 and 1500 BC, when Himalayan glaciers melted, river Sarasvati dried up, the Early
Aryan green homeland Vaeyah became recent Thar Desert. Old civilization Sarasvati was destroyed
by hunger and lack of water, but some of these Indo-Aryans moved westwards, close to the river
Indus and the mountains of Afghanistan, where ancient state Harauwatya was formed. Others
moved even further towards Kurdistan and upper Mesopotamia, where the early Aryan kingdom
Hurrwurtu, with Mitannian dynasty of Maryanni developed. In that prehistoric time, furthest to the
West, the Celts arrived in Europe. Their language and middle age traditions are closest to the early
Indo-Aryans. Later, in a second wave, Aryan Persians settled down in Elamitic Arran, after 12 century
BC, thus breaking connections between Indo-Aryans and western early Aryans. The later arrival of
half-Aryan Germans, and of others enlarged this break.

3) Importance of these discoveries for the origin of HRVATI (Croats)

Due to the lack of archaeological proofs and of written documents earlier than 12th century BC, the
origin and prehistory of early Aryans has been an issue of different ideological and political
manipulations. On such a manner Germanic nazis until World War 2 were propagating their myth
that "pure-blooded Aryans" should be blonde-haired Nordic Germans. Afterwards, in post-war
euphoric period, anti-fascists and Marxists felt into another extreme with unproved theory insisting
that northern Charpatian swamps of "Mother Russia", are not only the original homeland of all Slavs
(including Croats), but furthermore, there should be even an earlier homeland of all Indo-
Europeans! The recent material discovery of early Aryan cities, pre-historic scripts, and language
Sarasvati in distant India, many thousand of years earlier than any mention of Germans or Slavs
(then were still at the early Cromagnon culture), clearly show the nonsense of such manipulations
with the term of Aryans and early Croatian history, for current political trends. After those
discoveries, nazi's and Marxist's "history" of Indo-Europeans, as results of political and ideological
propaganda, distorted history itself. On the contrary, recent "outsiders", who have been on the very
margin of the European and world geopolitics, are proved to be the closest to the IndoVedic origins.
Even through present world's mighty nations will not be pleased with these facts, very soon by the
objective scientific documentation they will be led to accept the facts that the closest descendants
of early Aryans in Europe are especially: Balkanic Croats, Celtic Irishmen and nomadic Gypsies! This
is the reason that prehistory of original early Croats (Hrvati), as carriers of Hrvati, Croats: Proto-
language and Sarasvati Civilization ca. 5750 - 4200 BC Croatian name and later organizers of thir
states, now is becoming much more clear and logical. The first Croatian ancestors became from
North India and not only from Persia, nor from the Carpathian area in Europe. In the beginning, 3700
BC or earlier, these pre-Croats were part of a common early-Aryan ethno-group Sarasvati in India.
Due to the change of climate they emigrated westwards in ancient Afghanistan (Harauvatya) and
Kurdistan (Hurrwurtu, Huratina) and then reached ancient Tanais on the Azov Sea, where was
inscribed Synodos Horouathon (= the first Croatian Parliament). In the early middle age they came
to White Croatia (Bijela Hrvatska) in Carpathians, and then in southern Adriatic Croatia (actual
Hrvatska), where we persisted till now.