Ancient African Kings Of India – By Dr. Clyde Winters

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Ancient African Kings Of India


Dr. Clyde Winters

Ethiopians have had very intimate relations with Indians. In fact, in antiquity the Ethiopians ruled much of India. These Ethiopians were called the Naga. It was the Naga who created Sanskrit.

A reading of ancient Dravidian literature which dates back to 500 BC, gives us considerable information on the Naga. In Indian tradition the Naga won central India from the Villavar (bowmen) and Minavar (fishermen).

The Naga were great seamen who ruled much of India, Sri Lanka and Burma. To the Aryans they described as half man and snake. The Tamil knew them as warlike people who used the bow and noose.

The earliest mention of the Naga, appear in the Ramayana , they are also mentioned in the Mahabharata. In the Mahabharata we discover that the
Naga had the capital city in the Dekkan, and other cities spread between the Jumna and Ganges as early as 1300 BC. The Dravidian classic, the Chilappathikaran made it clear that the first great kingdom of India was

The Naga probably came from Kush-Punt/Ethiopia. The Puntites were the greatest sailors of the ancient world. In the Egyptian inscriptions there is mention of the Puntite ports of Outculit, Hamesu and Tekaru, which corresponds to Adulis, Hamasen and Tigre.

In Sumerian text, it is claimed that the Puntites traded with the people of the Indus Valley or Dilmun. According to S.N. Kramer in The Sumerians, part of Punt was probably called Meluhha, and Dilmun was probably the ancient name of the Indus Valley. (Today some scholars maintain that Oman, where we find no ancient cities was Dilmun and the Indus Valley may have been Meluhha).

Ancient Ethiopian traditions support the rule of Puntites or Ethiopians of India. In the Kebra Nagast, we find mention of the Arwe kings who ruled India. The founder of the dynasty was Za Besi Angabo. This dynasty according to the Kebra Nagast began around 1370 BC. These rulers of India and Ethiopia were called Nagas. The Kebra Nagast claims that ” Queen Makeda “had servants and merchants; they traded for her at sea and on land in the Indies and Aswan”.  It also says that her son Ebna Hakim or Menelik I, made a campaign in the Indian Sea; the king of India made gifts and donations and prostrated himself before him”. It is also said that Menalik ruled an empire that extended from the rivers of Egypt (Blue Nile) to the west and from the south Shoa to eastern India”, according to the Kebra
Nagast. The Kebra Nagast identification of an eastern Indian empre ruled by
the Naga, corresponds to the Naga colonies in the Dekkan, and on the East
coast between the Kaviri and Vaigai rivers.

The presence of Meluhhaites/ Puntites in India may expain the Greek tradition of Kusites ruling India up to the Ganges. It would also explain the Aryan traditions of Mlechchas ( Sanskrit name for some of the non-Aryan people) as one of the aboriginal groups of India. Many scholars associate the name Mlechchas with Meluhha.

The major Naga tribes were the Maravar, Eyinar, Oliyar, Oviyar, Aru-Valur and Parathavar. The Nagas resisted the invansion of the Cholas. In the Kalittokai IV,1-5, the Naga are described as being “of strong limbs and hardy frames and fierce looking tigers wearing long and curled locks of hair.” The Naga kings of Sri Lanka are mentioned in the: Mahawanso, and are said to have later become Dravidians, as testified to by the names of these people: Naganathan, Nagaratnam, Nagaraja and etc.

The major gift of the Naga to India was the writing system: Nagari.  Nagari is the name for the Sanskrit script. Over a hundred years ago Sir William Jones, pointed out that the ancient Ethiopic and Sanskrit writing are one and the same.

William Jones, explained that the Ethiopian origin of Sanskrit was supported by the fact that both writing systems the writing went from left to right and the vowels
were annexed to the consonants. Today Eurocentric scholars teach that Indians taught writing to the Ethiopians, yet the name Nagari for Sanskrit betrays the Ethiopia origin of this form of writing. Moreover, it is interesting to note that Sanskrit vowels: a,aa,’,I,u,e,o, virama etc., are in the same order as Geez.

The Ethiopian script has influenced many other writing systems. Y.M. Kobishnor, in the Unesco History of Africa, maintains that Ethiopic was used as the model for Armenian writing, as was many of the Transcaucasian scripts. Dravidian literature indicate that the Naga may have introduced worship of Kali, the Serpent, Murugan and the Sun or Krishna. It is interesting to note that a god called Murugan is worshipped by many people in East Africa.

It is interesting that Krishna, who was associated with the Sun, means Black, this is analogous to the meaning of Khons of the Kushites. Homer, described Hercules as follows: “Black he stood as night his bow uncased, his arrow string for flight”. This mention of arrows identifies the Kushites as warriors who
used the bow, a common weapon of the Kushites and the Naga.



The Naga or Ethiopians were defeated by Dravidian speaking people from Kumarinadu. Kamarinadu is suppose to have formerly existed as a large Island in the India ocean which connected India with East Africa. This landmass is mentioned in the Silappadikaram, which said that Kamarinadu was made up of seven nadus or regions. The Dravidian scholars Adiyarkunallar and Nachinaar wrote about the ancient principalities of Tamilaham, which existed on Kamarinadu.

Kumarinadu was ruled by the Pandyans/Pandians at Madurai before it
sunk beneath the sea. The greatest king of Kumarinadu was Sengoon.
According to Dravidian scholars the Pandyans worshipped the goddess Kumari Amman. This Amman, probably corresponds to the ancient god Amon of the Kushites.

The Kalittokai 104, makes it clear that after the Pandyans were forced to migrate off their Island home into South India, “to compensate for the area lost to the great waves of the sea, King Pandia without tiresome moved to the other countries and won them. Removing the emblems of tiger (Cholas) and bow (Cheras) he, in their place inscribed his reputed emblem fish (Pandia’s) and valiantly made his enemies bow to him”.


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158 thoughts on “Ancient African Kings Of India – By Dr. Clyde Winters”

  1. Dr. Winter’s photo looks like mine (except for the bald-head).
    So he is my cousin and all my cousins here in India are his cousins too. That settles the controversy once for all!

  2. Exactly what is the authors explanation of how an entire population of Ethiopians was established in central India? Ships of in the 2nd millennium BC were hardly the type to transport large numbers of people. The Naga’s never ruled on the coastal regions which would be their first stepping stone if they invaded by sea. Overall the author has made a pretty thin argument much like the thinking of the six degree’s of separation.

  3. The connections he seems to make are very tenous especially with respect to names. It’s true that humanity originated in India but the indigenous population was there for thousands of years before the Indus Valley Civilization. And trying to divide Indians based on Aryan vs. Dravidian is also erroneous as they are both considered caucasian by renowned geneticist Luca Cavalli-Sforza. Politicians in India are using the controversial Aryan Invasion Theory to create enimity and is a cynical ploy at the very least. Most of India’s population is pretty homogenous.

  4. you stupid worthless nigger lover madhu.

    krishna means black yes, but he wasn’t so black that he “looked bluish” you dumb broad. portraying deities as blue is a way of signifying their divinity. anyway, krishna might have been dark, but he sure as hell wasn’t a worthless nigger.

    stop appropriating the cultures of other people as your own you worthless nigger bastards. its not our fault that you have the IQ of the trees and air around you and couldn’t even produce a single civilization thats worth being talked about. its amazing how these niggers claim civilizations everywhere from india to ireland as theirs.

    not to mention the cliche – WE BEZ GIPSHUN N SHEET.

    sanskrit wasn’t created by ethiopians you tree swinging bottlipped cunts. its an indo-european language, go look up what that means. neither were the nagas a bunch of niggers, they were from north east india. not niggerland.

    you stupid niggers cant even manage a fucking stolen farm in zimbabwe and you talk about making sanskrit. fucking niggers have the nerve alright. how the fuck do you bastards invent this drivel with no reservations?

    i blame the white man for you niggers. they’ve given you too much leeway. you better hope chinese and indians dont become more prominent in the world, you’ll find yourself becoming the best nigger.

    which is a dead one.

  5. Peace, may the Ape Hunter, If Allah wills, accept Islam. I find you to be hostile and jealous. Please do not get it twisted or conflicted when you talk about killing blacks you better dame well come ready to deliver. The KKK are no longer intimidating. The reality is clear you hate yourself and your own culture because you know u came from Africa. The only hope for you is to hope and pray that Allah makes you muslim and if he chooses not to rest assured you will be as black as coal in the depthness of the Hell Fire. U seem to be educated but the reality is you are blind and deaf having eyes you do not see, having ears but you do not hear. You and I both know the truth so get on the right side and stop being full of hate u my friend are a disgrace to the human race. Find yourself and be free because you are worst then cattle, deaf dumb and blind.

  6. Demetrius

    That Ape-man is one wretched neurotic. Not worth even condescending with a reply to his unsound and polluted mind.

    He is a self-hating piece of vomit!


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