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Jarl
08-27-2009, 02:51 PM
First time I actually heard about this:


n 1935, Hungarian Laszlo Almasy encountered a tribe in living along Nile in Egypt and Sudan who called themselves Magyarab and claimed Hungarian ancestry.According to the Magyarabs - a word that means the tribe of Magyars in Nubian - a unit of Hungarians in the Ottoman army was fighting in southern Egypt, in the 16th Century. Some or all of the unit remained and intermarried with local women. The Magyarabs now have a Middle Eastern appearance and no longer speak the Hungarian but they still take great pride in their ancestry. Their leader, Ibrahim el-Magyar is highly respected amongst the Madjarabs even today. A few days ago the Africa Research Institute (ARI) in Geneva announced that it had found an what is possibly an offshoot of the Magyarabs – this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo
In Africa,

More here:

http://www.prlog.org/10015543-tribe-of-hungarian-origin-discovered-in-africa.html


Tribe of Hungarian Origin Discovered in Africa

Anthropologists of the Geneva-based Africa Research Institute (ARI) discovered an unknown tribe in the Mid-African Democratic Republic of Congo.

(Press Release) – May 01, 2007 – Geneva, May 1, 2007 - Anthropologists of the Geneva-based Africa Research Institute (ARI) discovered an unknown tribe in the Mid-African Democratic Republic of Congo. The tribe presumably originates from the Magyarabs living at the border of Egypt and Sudan since the 16th century.

The Africa Research Institute (ARI) in Geneva (www.ar-institute.ch) has been pursuing anthropological research since May 2005 in the north-western regions of the civil war stricken Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The expedition led by Gabor Varga anthropologist discovered a tribe of possible Hungarian origin last May near a tiny village called Halitu. "The village is situated approximately 100 kilometres from Aba in the north-western region of the country. The tribe had lived in a completely secluded area and rarely moved out of the well protected village" - said Dr. Varga.

The ARI researchers scrutinized the tribe's language, customs and culture for nine months and gained full cooperation of the tribe's elderly. The tribe at present has 573 members who call themselves "Madjari". According to the tribe's legend, their ancestors broke away from the "big family" of Madjarabs.

Who the Magyarabs are (from the same article):


The Madjarab (meaning: Tribe of the Magyars) are a people living along the Nile River in Egypt and Sudan. They are of Hungarian ancestry, dating back to the late 16th century. According to the legend, Hungarian soldiers serving in the Ottoman army were fighting in southern Egypt. Some of them stayed and intermarried with the local Nubian women. Their leader, Ibrahim el-Magyar is highly respected amongst the Madjarabs even today.

Further research proved that the Madjari tribe in the DRC has actually preserved a lot more of its Hungarian culture and traditions than their relatives living in Egypt and the Sudan. People in the Madjari tribe still use words that have Hungarian sounding. Their ritual music recalls the original Hungarian themes and patterns. The ARI will publish its research findings following approval by the Board of Directors of the institute. The document will warn the public that the survival of this small group has been endangered by continuous tribal wars and the nearby oil exploration that completely devastates the environment today.

More here: http://www.pestiside.hu/20061212/ancient-hungarians-return-home-from-sudan-after-400-years/

Poltergeist
08-27-2009, 02:54 PM
There is something Magyar everywhere.:p

Jarl
08-27-2009, 02:56 PM
There is something Magyar everywhere.:p

Charms of being a part of a colonial empire ;)