Aryan Race


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Aryan Race

 

a pseudoscientific term advanced in the mid-19th century by the authors of reactionary “theories” of race. The falsity of the term is found in the confusion of the concepts of linguistic and racial classification. In linguistics the Indo-Iranian languages are called Aryan; however, their speakers do not have common physical characteristics and do not constitute a race. The term “Aryan race” was used by the German fascists, who asserted the existence of a separate “higher” Aryan race composed mainly of Germans.

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Ancient residents there then spoke azari - the Persian branch of the Indo-European languages - and belonged to the Aryan race.
The last time the world was subjected to such a delusion referring to any peoples it was non-religious but it was racial: Hitler's assertion of the supremacy of the Aryan race over all others.
Only the Aryan race enjoys the fruits of their civilization.
ri - the Persian branch of the Indo-European languages - and they belonged to the Aryan race.
Tibet has long captured the imaginations of explorers, adventurers, seekers of spiritual enlightenment and even the Nazis, who sent a mission there in the 1930s to trace the roots of the Aryan race.
The ancient Norse odal rune, which is similar to a swastika, was used to symbolise Adolf Hitler's belief in a pure Aryan race.
Adolf Hitler was voted into power, despite his ideology of a supreme Aryan race, which led to World War II.
Heated class warfare in the Soviet Union in the 1930s and saving the Aryan race from impurity in Nazi Germany made imperative the killing of millions of people without any feelings of rancor.
The Persians are of the Aryan race, one of the Indo-European groups of people.
However, historians believe Himmler's support may have been based on his belief that the origins of the Aryan race could be found in Tibet.
If an alliance of all Albanian lands is God's will, I wonder whether the reis reads God's thoughts and this reminds me of Hitler's rhetoric that God only loved the Aryan race.
Hitler's mission to create a pure Aryan race in Germany was a plan that would only succeed with the help of Aryan German women and their willingness to breed and build up the master race.