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Are we Indo-Europeans or Steppe Pastoralists?
Debunking Early Globalist Propaganda
Did the British Empire popularize the phrase “Indo-European” around the 1850s in order to join India to Europe? Yes, they did.
The so-called Indo-European languages such as Germanic languages don’t come from India. So why are they called Indo-European? These and other languages actually come from people living in the Pontic Steppes, north of the Black and Caspian Sea. The Yamnaya clans who arrived in Europe had never been to India. Their language wasn’t “Indo-European”, it was Nordic Steppe.
Although some other subset of the Yamnaya also ventured into North-Western India, changing the culture and the languages there, these two separate branches of Yamnaya never spoke to each other again. So there was never an Indo-European influence going back and forth.
In fact, the whole notion of “Indo-European” was an invention of the British Empire, their globalist attempt to fuse the populations of Europe and India through some made-up, artificial historical connection. There is no such thing as “Indo-European”. There is only some linguistic similarity due to trade and conquest.
When it is said that Lithuanian is the “closest living relative” to Sanskrit, that doesn’t mean there is any resemblance. The keyword is “closest”—but still very far away from Sanskrit. It also doesn’t mean Lithuanian comes from Sanskrit. It means Pontic Steppe ancestors both influenced Indian Sanskrit and Lithuanian in such a manner that both now appear minimally similar.
Such a minimal resemblance certainly doesn’t prove any meaningful cultural connection between native Europeans and native Indians of the time. Later trade and conquest can easily explain such linguistic connections, but they do not prove that Europeans and Indians had a deep connection with each other. They didn’t.
German language, for example, isn’t an “Indo-European” language, for it doesn’t come from India, and it doesn’t come from people who have ever been to India. Germanic languages come from the Pontic Steppe pastoralists. So they are really Nordic Steppe languages.
Some people speaking these Nordic Steppe languages also conquered a part of North-Western India, but these conquerors never returned to the steppes, and they certainly never visited Europe.
The phrase “Indo-European”, which became popularized around the 1850s, therefore, was an imperial British invention to serve their economic interest, namely by fusing Europe with India in order to create a “Greater British Empire”, including Europe.
Europe does not, and never had, any meaningful cultural connection to India. Our peoples developed mostly independently, though occasional trade and conquest certainly brought new vocabularies to each other’s shores.
That doesn’t mean we caused each other’s cultures to exist. Our cultures are the work of natives working independently. That doesn’t make us “Indo-Europe”. It makes us India and Europe.
It’s time to let go of the British Empire and its global aspirations. It’s time to assert our independence.