Aryan Race


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to Aryan Race: holocaust, Caucasian race, Nordic race, Indo european

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Originally of Indo-European Aryan race like the Persians, the Kurds are pre-dominantly Sunni and number up to 40m, with a language and culture making them distinct from the Arabs, Turks and Persians.
Fire worship was paramount throughout pre-Islamic history in a region stretching from the Caucasus to the Indian sub-continent (see the origins of the Aryan race & the ancient symbol of Nazism in Google).
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.
In Europe and America of the 1940s, the idea found its support not only among Nazis who spoke of the Aryan race, but also among the progressive intellectual elite that included George Bernard Shaw, H.
The victory went against everything Hitler's propaganda machine had said about the supremacy of his Aryan race, not that Owens paid much attention.
In 1936, Hitler planned to turn the Berlin games into a demonstration of the superiority of the Aryan race, only to see the legendary African American runner Jesse Owens win four gold medals.
It has been called the Nazi Olympics, Adolf Hitler was at his height, and the belief in the rise of Aryan race was at its supremacy.
Far from being an ancient ritual, the Olympic relay was invented by Adolf Hitler for the 1936 Berlin Olympics as part of a great showbiz style disguise to deliberately distract the world's attention away from his real ambition - of creating an Aryan race and taking over the world.
NAZI eugenics were Germany's war-time racially-based social policies that placed the improvement of the Aryan race through eugenics at the centre of their concerns.
One of the points made was that deafness, considered a disability and therefore intended to be erased from the Aryan race, prompted many Deaf German youths to be voluntarily castrated.
London, Mar 31 (ANI): Even though Adolf Hitler's Nazi party rules stressed the importance of keeping fit by abstaining from drink and tobacco to keep the Aryan race strong and pure, it has emerged that his soldiers were taking addictive and damaging chemicals to fight longer and harder.