re. Soap

Raveen Satkurunathan tawady at YAHOO.COM
Sat Apr 14 17:36:00 UTC 2001

>>Many tribes call themselves after their own words for 'man, human,
>>Toda has nothing to do with deutsch/*teuta, etc.; see Burrow-Emeneau, DEDR
>>An IE tribe migrating, sorry invading, to Toda-land?
>>(pace Parpola).
>The indigenous name for Toda is Ahl which is cognate with 'person' in
>Dravidian (specially Tamil)
>"Among the five tribal groups of the Nilgiri massif, the 1200 Toda (known
>by themselves as the Ahl)"

Further Toda is an anglicized version of Thothava(r) which according to
Pope is derived from Ta. Thozhuva(r) (Cattle owner?). Hence the
relationship betwen Toda and Teuda is farfetched indeed.


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