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Re: Indian Attitudes
« on: April 27, 2021, 02:15:08 am »
Did you know?

The word "Ādivāsi" meaning "original inhabitants" was coined by a Christian missionary in 1930.

Such a word DID NOT EXIST in Sanskrit.

The implication of word is that non tribal Hindus are ALL outsiders to India . They inserted this word even in constitution.
It wasn't until reading Aryan Diffusion that I learned the so-called "Adivasi" were actually the Vanavasi. This makes sense considering that "Vanavasi" itself means "forest dweller" in Sanskrit, which obviously refers to the primitives whom the IVC people would have encountered.
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