Ramadas dasa at ONE.NET.AU
Mon Mar 20 21:28:20 UTC 2000

From: "Klaus Karttunen" <Klaus.Karttunen at HELSINKI.FI>
Sent: Tuesday, 21 March 2000 12:25 AM
Subject: Yavanas

> language, I have taken also references to yavana writing. Remember that in
> early sources yavana means Greek, but later Arab or Muslim in general.

This is an interesting (EC selective) point you have made. I was always told
that *yavana* did not refer to any particular race, but meant a *foreigner*
of any description, but Europeans mistranslate/misconstrue to means Greeks
for their own particular reasons. Hence, even in India, I have been often
referred to, being born an Australian, as being yavana.
Kindest regards

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