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Abenaki Tweet Definition of Abenaki Like Definition of Abenaki on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A complex of dialects of one of the Eastern Algonquian languages, originally spoken in what is now Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Abenaki Tweet Definition of Abenaki Like Definition of Abenaki on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A complex of dialects of one of the Eastern Algonquian languages, originally spoken in what is now Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Abkhaz Tweet Definition of Abkhaz Like Definition of Abkhaz on Facebook
noun (pl=Abkhaz)
  1. A person who is from Abkhazia.
proper noun (wikipedia, Abkhaz language)
  1. A Northwest Caucasian language spoken in Abkhazia.
Abkhazian Tweet Definition of Abkhazian Like Definition of Abkhazian on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who is from Abkhazia.
proper noun
  1. The Abkhaz language, spoken in Abkhazia.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to Abkhazia.
Acadian Tweet Definition of Acadian Like Definition of Acadian on Facebook
noun
  1. A native of Acadie.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to Acadie
Note: The 1913 Webster also used this in reference to Nova Scotia.
Quotations
  • farmers - Longfellow
Acadian Tweet Definition of Acadian Like Definition of Acadian on Facebook
noun
  1. A native of Acadie.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to Acadie
Note: The 1913 Webster also used this in reference to Nova Scotia.
Quotations
  • farmers - Longfellow
Acadian Tweet Definition of Acadian Like Definition of Acadian on Facebook
noun
  1. A native of Acadie.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to Acadie
Note: The 1913 Webster also used this in reference to Nova Scotia.
Quotations
  • farmers - Longfellow
Achinese Tweet Definition of Achinese Like Definition of Achinese on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia.
AF Tweet Definition of AF Like Definition of AF on Facebook
initialism
  1. Air Force
Afar Tweet Definition of Afar Like Definition of Afar on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A Cushitic language spoken in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti.
  2. The people speaking this language and residing in these regions.
  3. A region in Ethiopia.
Afar Tweet Definition of Afar Like Definition of Afar on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A Cushitic language spoken in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti.
  2. The people speaking this language and residing in these regions.
  3. A region in Ethiopia.
Afghan Tweet Definition of Afghan Like Definition of Afghan on Facebook
noun
  1. A person from Afghanistan or of Afghan descent.
  2. A person of Pashtun ethnicity or of Pashtun descent.
proper noun
  1. Ethnic Pashtun
  2. Pashto, a language primarily spoken in southern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.
adjective
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Afghanistan.
  2. Of, from, or pertaining to the Pashtun ethnic community.
Afghan Tweet Definition of Afghan Like Definition of Afghan on Facebook
noun
  1. A person from Afghanistan or of Afghan descent.
  2. A person of Pashtun ethnicity or of Pashtun descent.
proper noun
  1. Ethnic Pashtun
  2. Pashto, a language primarily spoken in southern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.
adjective
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Afghanistan.
  2. Of, from, or pertaining to the Pashtun ethnic community.
Afghan Tweet Definition of Afghan Like Definition of Afghan on Facebook
noun
  1. A person from Afghanistan or of Afghan descent.
  2. A person of Pashtun ethnicity or of Pashtun descent.
proper noun
  1. Ethnic Pashtun
  2. Pashto, a language primarily spoken in southern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.
adjective
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Afghanistan.
  2. Of, from, or pertaining to the Pashtun ethnic community.
afghani Tweet Definition of afghani Like Definition of afghani on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Afghan afghani)
  1. A monetary currency being used in Afghanistan, divided into 100 pul.
afghani Tweet Definition of afghani Like Definition of afghani on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Afghan afghani)
  1. A monetary currency being used in Afghanistan, divided into 100 pul.
Africa Tweet Definition of Africa Like Definition of Africa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The continent that is south of Europe, east of the Atlantic Ocean, west of the Indian Ocean and north of Antarctica. It holds the following countries:
Central Africa
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of the Congo
Eastern Africa
  • Burundi
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Seychelles
  • Rwanda
  • Somalia " Somaliland " Puntland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Northern Africa
  • Algeria
  • Ceuta
  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Mauritania
  • Melilla
  • Morocco
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • Western Sahara
Southern Africa
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Reunion
  • Swaziland
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Western Africa
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Cí´te d'Ivoire
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo
African Tweet Definition of African Like Definition of African on Facebook
noun
  1. A native of Africa; also one ethnologically belonging to an African race.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to Africa.
African-American Tweet Definition of African-American Like Definition of African-American on Facebook
noun
  1. A black American.
  2. (nonstandard) Any black person.
adjective (pos=African-American)
  1. (of a person) American and black.
  2. (nonstandard, of a person) Black.
  3. Of or pertaining to the culture of African American people.
Afrikaans Tweet Definition of Afrikaans Like Definition of Afrikaans on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A Germanic language descending from Dutch; the primary language of the descendants of Dutch and other European settlers, as well as many mixed-race (e.g. Rehoboth Baster) living in South Africa and in Namibia. Also, one of the eleven official languages of South Africa and until 1990 one of three official languages of Namibia.
  2. A term sometimes used of people from South Africa and Namibia (who speak Afrikaans), more properly called "Afrikaans people" or Afrikaners.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the Afrikaans language.
Afrikaner Tweet Definition of Afrikaner Like Definition of Afrikaner on Facebook
noun
  1. A member of an ethnic group of northwestern European ancestry and associated with southern Africa and the Afrikaans language.
  2. A breed of cattle, aka Afrikander.
Afro-American Tweet Definition of Afro-American Like Definition of Afro-American on Facebook
proper noun also African-American
  1. A resident of the United States who is of African heritage.
adjective also African-American
  1. Of African American heritage or culture
Afroasiatic Tweet Definition of Afroasiatic Like Definition of Afroasiatic on Facebook
adjective (pos=Afro-, AfroAsiatic?, asiatic, -)
  1. Of, pertaining to, or being a language family spoken in northern Africa and southwest Asia, and including Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Omotic, Cushitic, and Chadic languages.
Ainu Tweet Definition of Ainu Like Definition of Ainu on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An ethnic group on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
  2. The endangered language spoken by the Ainu ethnic group, generally considered a language isolate with no known relation to other languages.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the Ainu ethnic group or their language.
Akan Tweet Definition of Akan Like Definition of Akan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A people who inhabit Ghana and Cí´te d'Ivoire.
  2. The Niger-Congo language spoken by these people.
  3. A group of languages spoken in Ghana.
  4. A volcano in Hokkaido, Japan.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the Akan people.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Akan language and other related languages.
akkad Tweet Definition of akkad Like Definition of akkad on Facebook
nounAkkad
  1. One of the ancient kingdoms of Mesopotamia (northern Babylonia).
  2. Also called Agade. A city in and the capital of this kingdom, one
of the three cities of Nimrod's kingdom. Gen. 10:10.      
Akkadian Tweet Definition of Akkadian Like Definition of Akkadian on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The now extinct Semitic language of ancient Mesopotamia, formerly used as an international language of diplomacy.
  2. A Semitic inhabitant of the region of Mesopotamia near the city of Akkad.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the Akkadian language of ancient Mesopotamia.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Akkadian empire, Empire.
AL Tweet Definition of AL Like Definition of AL on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. Alabama, a state of the United States of America.
  2. (baseball) The American League
Albanian Tweet Definition of Albanian Like Definition of Albanian on Facebook
noun
  1. A person from Albania or of Albanian descent.
proper noun
  1. The language spoken by the Albanian people, primarily spoken in Albania. (ISO language codes: alb/sqi/sq)
adjective
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Albania, the Albanian people or the Albanian language.
Alemannic Tweet Definition of Alemannic Like Definition of Alemannic on Facebook
noun
  1. The language, closely related to German, spoken in certain parts of South Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France. In several cantons in Switzerland it is an official language. Immigrants who wish to become citizens of these cantons must pass an exam in this dialect, called locally "Schwyzerdí¼tsch".
Algonkin Tweet Definition of Algonkin Like Definition of Algonkin on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Variant spelling of Algonquin.
Algonquian Tweet Definition of Algonquian Like Definition of Algonquian on Facebook
adjective
  1. Relating to a group of North American languages.
Algonquin Tweet Definition of Algonquin Like Definition of Algonquin on Facebook
noun
  1. A member of an aboriginal North American people closely related to the Odawa and Ojibwe, and living mainly in Quebec.
proper noun
  1. The language spoken by the Algonquins, a transitional language between Ojibwe and Abenaki.
Altaic Tweet Definition of Altaic Like Definition of Altaic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to a group of languages that includes the Turkic, Mongolic, Tungusic, Manchusic, Japanese and Korean languages. The most familiar modern languages of this group include Turkish, Mongolian, Japanese and Korean.
American English Tweet Definition of American English Like Definition of American English on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A dialect of the English language that is chiefly spoken in the United States.
Compare British English.
  1. An orthography of the English language that is chiefly used in the United States. Compare Commonwealth English.
American Indian Tweet Definition of American Indian Like Definition of American Indian on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A member of the indigenous peoples of America, especially North America.
Amerind Tweet Definition of Amerind Like Definition of Amerind on Facebook
noun
  1. a Native American, an American Indian
Amharic Tweet Definition of Amharic Like Definition of Amharic on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia.
Amoy Tweet Definition of Amoy Like Definition of Amoy on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a city, now officially known as Xiamen, in southern China
  2. the Jiulong Jiang river
  3. The w:Amoy (linguistics), Amoy language/dialect
anglo Tweet Definition of anglo Like Definition of anglo on Facebook
prefix
  1. A combining form meaning the same as English; or English and, or English conjoined with; as, Anglo-Turkish treaty, Anglo-German, Anglo-Irish.
Anglo-French Tweet Definition of Anglo-French Like Definition of Anglo-French on Facebook
proper noun
  1. variant, Variant of Anglo-Norman.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to England and France or the people thereof.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Anglo-Norman dialect.
Anglo-Latin Tweet Definition of Anglo-Latin Like Definition of Anglo-Latin on Facebook
proper noun
  1. medieval, Medieval Latin as used in England.
Anglo-Norman Tweet Definition of Anglo-Norman Like Definition of Anglo-Norman on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A Norman who settled in England after the Norman Conquest, or a descendant of one.
  2. The dialect of Old French spoken by these Normans, or the form of this dialect used in English law until the 17th century.
adjective (pos=Anglo-Norman, -)
  1. Pertaining to the period of Norman rule of England, 1066"1154.
  2. Pertaining to Norman in England after the Norman Conquest.
  3. Relating to their dialect.
Anglo-Saxon Tweet Definition of Anglo-Saxon Like Definition of Anglo-Saxon on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The ancestor language of modern English, also called Old English, spoken in Britain from about 400 AD to 1100 AD. The language is a more inflected language, maintaining strong and weak verbs, nouns, and adjectives. It has a clearly marked subjunctive mood, and has five cases of nouns and adjectives.
  2. Germanic peoples inhabiting medií¦val England.
  3. A person of British or North European descent.
adjective
  1. Related to the Anglo-Saxon peoples or language.
  2. Related to nations which speak primarily English; especially United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia.
  3. (economics) Favouring a liberal free market economy.
  4. Descended from white English or North European settlers.
Apache Tweet Definition of Apache Like Definition of Apache on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Any of several Athabascan-speaking peoples of the American Southwest excluding Navajo, i.e. Chiricahua, Jicarilla, Lipan, Mescalero, Plains Apache, or Western Apache.
  2. A person belonging to an Apache people.
  3. The languages of the Apache peoples.
  4. A Parisian gangster.
  5. An open source HTTP server.
  6. The town of Apache, Oklahoma (zipcode 73006)
  7. A military helicopter
Arab Tweet Definition of Arab Like Definition of Arab on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A person of Arab origin.
  2. A breed of horse.
adjective
  1. of or pertaining to Arabs and their nations
Arabian Tweet Definition of Arabian Like Definition of Arabian on Facebook
noun
  1. A native of Arabia.
  2. An Arabian horse.
adjective
  1. related to Arabia
Arabic Tweet Definition of Arabic Like Definition of Arabic on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A major Semitic language originating from the Arabian peninsula, and now spoken natively (in various spoken dialects, all sharing a single highly conservative standardized literary form) throughout large sections of the Middle East and North Africa. (ISO abbreviations: ar, ara)
  2. The Aramaic-derived alphabet used to write the Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu, and Uyghur languages, among others.
adjective
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Arab country, countries or cultural behaviour (see also Arab as an adjective).
Aragonese Tweet Definition of Aragonese Like Definition of Aragonese on Facebook
noun (pl=Aragonese)
  1. A person from Aragon.
proper noun
  1. The language of Aragon, nowadays only spoken as a mother tongue by a few thousand people in some valleys of the Pyrenees.
  2. The Spanish language spoken in Aragon when influenced by Aragonese traits.
adjective
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Aragon, the Aragonese people or the Aragonese language.
Aramaic Tweet Definition of Aramaic Like Definition of Aramaic on Facebook
proper noun (plural: Aramaics)
  1. A language in the Semitic language group:
  2. The language of the Aramaeans from the tenth century BC.
  3. The language of the administration in the Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian empires from the seventh to fourth centuries BC.
  4. The language of portions of the Hebrew Bible, mainly the books of Ezra and Daniel.
  5. The language of Jesus of Nazareth.
  6. The language of Jewish targums, midrash and the Talmuds.
  7. The liturgical language of various Christian churchs: often called Syriac.
  8. The liturgical language of the Mandaeans: usually called Mandaic.
adjective
  1. Referring to the Aramaic language, alphabet, culture or poetry.
Arapaho Tweet Definition of Arapaho Like Definition of Arapaho on Facebook
noun (pl=Arapaho)
  1. A member of the Arapaho people
proper noun
  1. A Native American people of Wyoming and Oklahoma.
  2. The Algonquian language of this people.
Arcadian Tweet Definition of Arcadian Like Definition of Arcadian on Facebook
noun
  1. An inhabitant of ancient Arcadia.
  2. An ideal rustic.
adjective
  1. Pertaining to ancient Arcadia.
  2. Ideally rustic.
ARM Tweet Definition of ARM Like Definition of ARM on Facebook
initialism
  1. accelerated reply mail: a service of the United States Postal Service
  2. adjustable rate mortgage
Armenian Tweet Definition of Armenian Like Definition of Armenian on Facebook
noun
  1. A person from Armenia or of Armenian descent.
proper noun
  1. The language of Armenia and the Armenian people.
adjective
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Armenia, the Armenian people, the Armenian language, or the Armenian alphabet.
Arunta Tweet Definition of Arunta Like Definition of Arunta on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An aboriginal language of Australia
Aryan Tweet Definition of Aryan Like Definition of Aryan on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, theosophy, Germanic mysticism, nazism) A member of an (alleged) master race comprised of non-Jewish Caucasians, especially those of Nordic or Germanic descent.
    • 1925"26, w:Adolf Hitler, Adolf Hitler, w:Mein Kampf, Mein Kampf, translation from German to English by James Murphy, 1939
    • : This short sketch of the changes that take place among those races that are only the depositories of a culture also furnishes a picture of the development and the activity and the disappearance of those who are the true founders of culture on this earth, namely the Aryans themselves.
      1. (context, colloquial, neo-Nazi or white supremacist ideology) A person of Caucasian ethnicity; a white non-Jew.
    • 2001, w:Robert J. Sternberg, Robert J. Sternberg, w:James C. Kaufman, James C. Kaufman, The Evolution of Intelligence, http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN080583267X&id=xgQ1MKljVuIC&pg=RA1-PA300&lpg=RA1-PA300&ots=a6fyeWdqS-&dq=Aryan+supremacist&sig=JtN37BGr1UJCEoVuV20zeZBXT60 Page 300
    • : One transmission advantage may have been that espousing -supremacist and overtly Nazi ideology could have been a roundabout way of announcing, …
    • 2002, w:David R. Goldfield, David R. Goldfield, Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History, http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0807129607&id=7niy-coNLLcC&pg=PA263&lpg=PA263&ots=YKDnkg0JmM&dq=Aryan+supremacist&sig=vTfH03uhh_OR6k57KCWbr6KMNEk page 263
    • : The point is not that southern Republicans are edging toward -supremacist views but that the rhetoric of their campaigns and some of their political "
      1. (context, by extension, primarily US, colloquial, euphemistic) A Caucasian racist, often one who is an Aryan in the first sense.
    • 2004, w:John Lawton, John Lawton, Bluffing Mr. Churchill
    • : Cal tried to think of words that would convey Wolfgang Stahl to the ears and hands of a woman who"d never seen him and never, until now, had to imagine him.
    • : "
    • : "Why not . . . why not think of your chap as a type? Tell me what type you"d sort of put him into."
    • : "Sort of?"
    • : "You know . . . roughly."
    • : "He"s an ."
    • : "Ah, one of those, eh? Odd when you think about it. I mean. How did they arrive at blue-eyed blonds as a racial type? Hitler"s short and dark and looks like Charlie Chaplin. Goebbels is short and ugly and looks like a rat. And as for Goering " well is that what Billy Bunter grew up to be?"
      1. (context, now, _, rare) An Indo-Iranian.
      2. (context, now, _, rare) An Indo-European, a Proto-Indo-European.
    • 1905, w:Rossiter Johnson, Rossiter Johnson, LL.D., chief editor, The Great Events by Famous Historians, volume IV
    • : We have seen that when the Goths first entered Roman territory they were driven on by a vast migration of the Asiatic Huns. These wild and hideous tribes then " appeared upon the Rhine, and in enormous numbers penetrated Gaul. No people had yet understood them, none had even checked their career. The white races seemed helpless against this "yellow peril", this "Scourge of God", as Attila was called. Goths and Romans and all the varied tribes which were ranging in perturbed whirl through unhappy Gaul laid aside their lesser enmities and met in common cause against this terrible invader. The battle of Chí¢lons, 451, was the most tremendous struggle in which Turanian was ever matched against , the one huge bid of the stagnant, unprogressive races, for earth"s mastery.
      1. (context, ethnography, now, _, obsolete, in 19th century ethnography) A subdivision of the Caucasian race, which comprised the Aryans, the Semites, and the Hamites, or the accompanying linguistic subdivision.
    • 1892, w:Charles Morris, Charles Morris, The Aryan Race: Its Origins and Its Achievements
    • : The Caucasian race includes two sub-races, " the Xantho-chroic and Melanochroic of Huxley. The seat of this race is Europe, northern Africa, and southwestern Asia, its linguistic division being into Aryans, Semites, and Hamites.
    • 1900, w:Frank Moore Colby, Frank Moore Colby, Outlines of General History
    • : The surest principle of classification is based on language, but the results must be tested by a study of the physical characteristics of the various races. According to this method of classification, the races of the world may be divided as follows: Aryan, Semitic, Hamitic, Turanian, Negroid. The name Caucasian is generally applied to the first three divisions, " Aryans, Semites, and Hamites. Aryan. " This includes the ancient Hindus " the Persians, Greeks, Italians, Celts, Teutons, and Slavs.
adjective
  1. Pertaining, in racial theory, theories, to the (alleged) Aryan master race.
    • 1925"26, w:Adolf Hitler, Adolf Hitler, w:Mein Kampf, Mein Kampf, translation from German to English by James Murphy, 1939
    • : Look at the ravages from which our people are suffering daily as a result of being contaminated with Jewish blood. Bear in mind the fact that this poisonous contamination can be eliminated from the national body only after centuries, or perhaps never. Think further of how the process of racial decomposition is debasing and in some cases even destroying the fundamental qualities of our German people, so that our cultural creativeness as a nation is gradually becoming impotent and we are running the danger, at least in our great cities, of falling to the level where Southern Italy is to-day.
      1. (context, colloquial, neo-Nazi or white supremacist ideology) Pertaining to the Caucasian ethnicity.
    • 2003, w:Kathleen M. Blee, Kathleen M. Blee, Inside Organized Racism: Women in the Hate Movement, http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0520240553&id=O8rj6BaBIecC&pg=PA172&lpg=PA172&ots=Zig3JprLGu&dq=Aryan+neo-Nazi&sig=lBVGVZN-QKTBZyDA6WRg_Id2hcQ page 172
    • : Neo-Nazis use Nordic religions to fashion a more noble past and a modern Pan- community. Symbols from and references to ancient spirituality pepper neo-Nazi literature.
      1. (context, US, colloquial, euphemistic) Pertaining to Caucasian racists or their organisations, theories, etc.
    • 2006, w:Margaret Kleffner Nydell, Margaret Kleffner Nydell, Understanding Arabs: A Guide for Modern Times, Intercultural Press, http://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Booksources&isbn=1931930252, ISBN 1931930252, page 106
    • Imagine our outrage if the foreign press depicted groups as representing mainstream Christianity.
      1. Of or pertaining to Indo-Iranian peoples, cultures, and languages.
    • 1872-79: John Beames, A Comparative Grammar of the Modern Languages of India: to wit, Hindi, Panjabi, Sindhi, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya and Bangall
    • :With all due deference to the opinions of scholars, it may be urged that much of this elaborate development arose in an age when the speech of the people had wandered very far away from the classical type. Even if it were not so, even if there ever were a time when the peasant used poly-syllabic desideratives, and was familiar with multiform aorists, it is clear that he began to satisfy himself with a simpler system at a very distant epoch, for the range of forms in Pali and the other Prakrits is far narrower than in classical Sanskrit.
      1. (context, now, _, rare) Of or pertaining to Indo-European peoples, cultures and languages.
    • 1905, w:Rossiter Johnson, Rossiter Johnson, LL.D., chief editor, The Great Events by Famous Historians, volume IV
    • : Who were these Teutons? Rome knew them only vaguely as wild tribes dwelling in the gloom of the great forest wilderness. In reality they were but the vanguard of vast races of human beings who through ages had been slowly populating all Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Beyond the Teutons were other Aryans, the Slavs. Beyond these were vague non- races like the Huns. "
      <!-- are these durable?
    • "To give just one illuminating illustration, we might mention the nearly universal and quite uncritical acceptance by both Indian politicians and the generality of national and international academics, of the 19th Century myth of the " invasion of Dravidian India" and of the arbitrary classification of the population into and Dravidian ethnic types. Neo-Colonial Captive Minds." " Devan Nair (former President of Singapore) http:www.infinityfoundation.com/ECITneocolonialframe.htm.
    • "What little we know of the Vedic Age comes from the Rig-Veda. By the time the oral tradition of the religion was comitted to Sanskrit, however, some of the gods mentioned had already begun to lose their importance. Nevertheless, The Rig-Veda represented a blend of beliefs held by several tribes." http://www.indialife.com/History/vedas.htm
    • "One of the main ideas used to interpret and generally devalue the ancient history of India is the theory of the invasion. According to this account, India was invaded and conquered by nomadic light-skinned Indo-European tribes from Central Asia around 1500-100 BC, who overthrew an earlier and more advanced dark-skinned Dravidian civilization from which they took most of what later became Hindu culture. This so-called pre- civilization is said to be evidenced by the large urban ruins of what has been called the "Indus valley culture" (as most of its initial sites were on the Indus river). The war between the powers of light and darkness, a prevalent idea in ancient Vedic scriptures, was thus interpreted to refer to this war between light and dark skinned peoples. The invasion theory thus turned the "Vedas", the original scriptures of ancient India and the Indo-Aryans, into little more than primitive poems of uncivilized plunderers." http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/ancient/aryan/aryan_frawley.html -->
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abbreviation
  1. Anglo-Saxon
  2. Advanced Supplementary
  3. (neurology) Asperger's Syndrome
  4. (geography) American Samoa
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abbreviation
  1. Webster 1913 abbreviation for Anglo Saxon
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asiatic Tweet Definition of asiatic Like Definition of asiatic on Facebook
noun
  1. Asian
adjective
  1. Asian
Assamese Tweet Definition of Assamese Like Definition of Assamese on Facebook
noun
  1. Language spoken in the state of Assam, India
Assyrian Tweet Definition of Assyrian Like Definition of Assyrian on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who resided in the ancient region on the Upper Tigris river, with capital city of Assur.
  2. A citizen of an ancient nation and empire, including the northern half of Mesopotamia, with capital city of Nineveh.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the ancient region on the Upper Tigris river, with capital city of Assur.
  2. Of or pertaining to the ancient nation and empire, including the northern half of Mesopotamia, with capital city of Nineveh.