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Old February 16th, 2013, 11:20 AM   #1
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What happened to Indo Greeks


The last known Indo Greek kingdom existed till about the 1st Century AD around Mathura. There was a significant Greek population from Afghanistan onwards till Punjab to about Western Uttar Pradesh. These communities held significant military prowess and strong cultural power. Are their any communities which survive(apart from Chitral and Kalash,whom I dont consider Greek). I mean in the same region around Punjab most likely but are there any peoples today who have some kind of Greek ancestry? Why did these parts not Hellenise like so many other Greek ruled areas? Would like to know more on the Indo Greeks?
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They got assimilated gradually, they just managed to exist for a few centuries. A research showed that some Pathans might have some ancestry but I don't think that any community can claim historical continuity.

European Journal of Human Genetics - Y-chromosomal evidence for a limited Greek contribution to the Pathan population of Pakistan
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They were invaded by the Sakas, then the Sakas were take over by the Kushans. And ended by Guptas and Persians. They couldn't keep their identity for long. Same for the Sakas, Kushans, etc after someone else invaded them. They intermarried, etc.

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would of been cool if they could of somehow kept their identity.

The great indo-greek kingdom of indogreekistan or.....bactria
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would of been cool if they could of somehow kept their identity.

The great indo-greek kingdom of indogreekistan or.....bactria
Why would a bunch of Iranic people name their state that??
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These areas didn't Hellenize but showed a tendency towards combination of Indian and Greek styles. I imagine that the Greek population was much smaller than the Indian, and they assimilated after some time
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