Hindu culture was spread across the globe!
When a staunch Hindu believer says so, many ridicule them. the akhanda bharata concept for many is the invesion of hindus in late 18th century. but it was not so, time and again the evidences are emerging from different parts of the world to substantiate the claims which Hindus make- Hindus were indeed spread across the globe!
A study which concluded in 2017, connects the Indians to the Aboriginals!
The word aboriginal has been in the English language since at least the 16th century to mean, “first or earliest known, indigenous”. It comes from the Latin word aborigines, derived from ab (from) and origo (origin, beginning). The word was used in Australia to describe its indigenous peoples as early as 1789. It soon became capitalized and employed as the common name to refer to all Indigenous Australians.
The term Indigenous Australians includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia; the term Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander is preferred by many. Although there are a number of commonalities among Aboriginal Australians, there is also a great diversity among different communities and societies in Australia, each with its own mixture of cultures, customs and languages. In present-day Australia these groups are further divided into local communities. At the time of initial European settlement, over 250 languages were spoken; it is currently estimated that 120 to 145 of these remain in use, but only 13 of these are not considered endangered. Aboriginal people today mostly speak English, with Aboriginal phrases and words being added to create Australian Aboriginal English which also has a tangible influence of Indigenous languages in the phonology and grammatical structure.
There is a common notion that whatever has been found by the Europeans is the ultimate truth. they only extended their maritime trade, but even before them it was the Hindu kings who had a great maritime relationship with Kings of other regions across the globe. The political charter received by the British only enabled them to spread their version of story as truth in most of the cases.
Now, the genetic evidences suggests that just over 4 millennia ago a group of Indian travelers landed in Australia and stayed. The evidence emerged a few years ago after a group of Aboriginal men’s Y chromosome typically found in Indian men. 4000 years ago the first fleet of Indians landed on the fair shores of Australia, they were accepted into the Australian culture and that made them to stay back.
By studying the single nucletide polymorphism(SNP) and their patterns, it was found that a pattern of SNPis that which is found only in the Indian genetics. The Indus valley civilization had managed to build seaworthy boats, with which they used to trade. when they reached Australia, Aboriginals switched their paleolithic crude stone tools for neolithic refined tools from India. The way food collected, cooked changed.
Here is an interesting fact, an important sources of food in early australia, the cynad nut is quite toxic until the toxins are drawn out. Aboriginals used to remove toxins by water and fermentation. But when Indians arrived, they taught them a new method of removing the toxin from the nut that is dry roasting, because the same nut was being used in parts of Kerala and the toxins were removed using roasting method. Interesting isnt it?
The famous Dingo of Australia, no one knows how it ended up in Australia. The Dingo has a striking resembles to the wild dogs found in India and so might have traveled with the first Indians settlers.
Whatever the case, the modern genetic study has highlighted a part of Indigenous Ancestry previously lost to the world.
Dr. Sindhu Prashanth