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Vadda and Rodiya

Monday, 14 July 2008 - 8:47 PM SL Time

The Veddoid aboriginals

Anthropologists claim that the oldest Homo Sapiens Sapiens racial type of India, now largely submerged by interbreeding with immigrant Dravidian, Austro-Asiatic and IE populations, is the one preserved in the Vedda and Rodiya tribes of Sri Lanka. Earlier physical-anthropologists had isolated them as � primitive� , by which they meant un-European: little facial and body hair, broad nose, receding forehead, heavy eyebrows. They also recognized them as very similar to the Australian aboriginals, though the latter are in fact less dissimilar from the European type, e.g. being just as hairy and often having light-brown or blond hair. Though living in the southernmost, near-equatorial part of the subcontinent, the Veddas are not black but brown.

While the purely black skin is associated (by Sergent) with the population which � brought� the Dravidian languages, the Veddoid traits are found to an extent among tribal populations in south India and as far north as the Bhils and the Gonds. Perhaps Nahali is the last remnant of the lost language of this ancient layer of the Indian population, for all the said tribes including the Veddas now speak the languages of their non-tribal neighbours.11

The Veddoid type has also been found in the Harappan area, in the chronologically post-Harappan and culturally non-Harappan site known as Cemetery H. It has even been found in Iran and Mesopotamia. In Sergent� s view, this indicates the trail of the Veddoid-Australoid vanguard of Homo Sapiens Sapiens on its way from Africa to East Asia, Indonesia and Australia, very roughly in 40,000 BC. In countries along the way, this type may have coexisted with Homo Erectus for thousands of years before assimilating or displacing the latter, and before being assimilated or displaced by other, more European-like racial types.

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A map showing the Veddoid distribution.
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During the period of Sinhalese Kings too they maintained the same lifestyle. It is amazing that these people have maintained it for thousands of years!
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Bongo,
I hope this would remain same with their gene pool too.
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Rodiya tribes of Sri Lanka


uh I thought of Rodiya as only a cast...not a different tribe!!!!!
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Rodiya must have been a tribe.

http://www.imagesofceylon.com/people/p387-full.jpg

And sometimes a beautiful tribe.

http://www.imagesofceylon.com/people/p324-full.jpg

Edited By - Dewey - 14 Jul 2008 16:56:48 GMT
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Ml,
I also thought Rodiya Rodiya as a cast,but much detailed genetic studies shows they are indeed a tribe.
Dewey,
Thanks for the photo and the info s .
Edited By - Emperor74 - 14 Jul 2008 17:19:52 GMT
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As far as I know, rodiya are sperad all over the world.

In other countries they are known as Gypsies, originally supposed to be from india and moved out from India because of caste - problems. they are condemened as shrudas.
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studies shows they are indeed a tribe.


Well, we learn new things every day!!
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AnuD,
Thanks. I didn t know they moved out from India. Thousands of them were killed by Hitler.
ML,
Me too :) LNP is becoming a funiversity :)) I really feel sorry for what you guys did to Tigress in her thread :))..
:)) :))

Edited By - Emperor74 - 14 Jul 2008 18:47:18 GMT
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I really feel sorry for what you guys did to Tigress in her thread :))


Why, I didn't say anything vulgar to her???????

Anyway, Tigy is fast becoming a one woman/man University!!

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