Were Germanii a Persian tribe?


Ad Honorem
Jun 2012
Just let me remind you that Germanic languages are all derived from Persian Avestan and also the fact that Zoroaster composed the Gataha in Gothic language proves the fact that Gothic people were originally of Persian /Aryan stock .
BTW, what is the meaning of the word 'gataha' in Persian?

At Each Kilometer

Ad Honorem
Sep 2012
This is connected to present city of Kerman or Carmania and the satrapy with the same name Carmania during the Achaemenids. The Germanioi from Herodotus, h.125 refers to the inhabitants of Carmania or Karmania satrapy.


Ad Honorem
Sep 2011
This is very misleading and simply wrong.
German is a child of Proto-Germanic which is in turn a child of Proto-Indo-European. Avestan and German belong to 2 separate branches of Indo-European tree, and they are related only through a common ancestor, which is PIE. Believing that Avestan is an ancestor language of German is very funny.

Also, Zarathustra did not compose his Gathas in Gothic. He composed them in Old Avestan which was also his mother tongue.
If he had, as a Swede I could take a reasonable stab at deducing the meaning of a bunch of it... :zany: