Re: [tied] Re: The Guti: IE?

From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Message: 4490
Date: 2000-10-23

I think this link with Guti was cited at Scientific American from 1989 or
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From: John Croft <jdcroft@...>
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Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 6:41 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: The Guti: IE?

> Joao wrote
> > I've already read about links of Guti, mountain people who invaded
> Babylon, with IE people. Does anyone know more about this?
> Guti, Quti, Kurdi seem to be etymologically related. The Gutian
> invasion of Akkad was not prompted by Indo-Europeans and is far too
> early. There are no IE names associated with the Gutian dynasty
> which followed the collapse of Akkad.
> This is unlike the Kassites and Mitanni wjho follwed the collapse of
> the 1st Dynasty of Babylon, where IE names are widely attested.
> The Guti were progressively Iranised, so that today their language is
> recognised as a dialect of Persian. They are however widespread in
> the areas where Halaf pottery was used, and where the Mitanni once
> ruled. More recently they are also in the areas which were once part
> of the Urartuan kingdom, so they seem to have received many
> influences from different sources.
> Regards
> John