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    Posted: 26-Oct-2004 at 14:42

I think these two words themsleves are even similar two each other, my Persian encyclopaedia says about Amards (Mards) as the ancestors of modern Gilakis that they were non-Aryan people of Greek Origin who in the second and first millennium BC lived in the city of Amol (Amoi) and Tonekabon in Mazandaran.

I don't want to say that Gilaki and Greek languages have a common origin but names of some cities, mountains, rivers and other places in Gilan and Mazandaran such as Chalos, Hales, Zanos, Bavandis, Kandelos and even names of people such as name of one of the greatest Iranian historian Dr. Hermidas (read this article of him) are similar to Greek names.


Gold bust of a Mard king in ceremonial dress, 2nd millennium BC, Marlik


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That's interesting, I had no knowledge of these people until today.

Then again it's difficult to say if it is indeed Greek (in origin) or simply similar to Greek because all IE languages are common in origin (including Greek & Persian).

 

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Originally posted by Cyrus Shahmiri Cyrus Shahmiri wrote:


I don't want to say that Gilaki and Greek languages have a common origin but names of some cities, mountains, rivers and other places in Gilan and Mazandaran such as Chalos, Hales, Zanos, Bavandis, Kandelos and even names of people such as name of one of the greatest Iranian historian Dr. Hermidas (read this article of him) are similar to Greek names.



You have to be very careful about drawing conclusions from the names of landmarks.
This may be just a sign meaning that a given tribe migrated through a given region. Gographical names survive long time after people giving them are gone.
This is how westudymigration of all peoples.
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Cyrus jan!

Do you know the Dr."Derakhshani"'s theory about the PIE homeland?

 

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No unfortunately!
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Where exactly is/was Mazandaran?
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Why this information seems strange to all of you ? Greeks were all over the world.....is more normal than strange
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