Nubian tribe?

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Mon Jul 6 16:53:41 EDT 2009

Could this have something to do with the 19th c. fraud I seem to recall which interpolated a mention of the sources of the Nile into an older text?  I vaguely remember that Daniel Ingalls touched on this in a brief article on Sanskrit frauds in JAOS, but am not having any success locating the citation at the moment.  Perhaps someone else will remember.


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>>> Jonathan Silk <kauzeya at GMAIL.COM> 6/29/2009 8:45:31 AM >>>

Friends, an Arabist colleague writes to me as follows:

I'm writing an encyclopaedia article about a Nubian tribe known as Barabra
which lived along the Nile river in southern Egypt and the Sudan. Now I came
across a reference that "Sanskrit historians write already about the Old
Race of the Barabra living along the Upper Nile." Do you have any idea where
I could find out what and when and who?

I don't have any idea, but can anyone help?

J. Silk
Instituut Kern / Universiteit Leiden
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2300 RA Leiden

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