The first inhabitants of Asia were black

“The Ethiopians, the Berbers, the Copts, the Nubians, the Zaghawa, the Moors, the people of Sindh, the Hindus, the Qamar, the Daliba, the Chinese, and those of beyond… The islands of the Seas… teem with blacks, up to the Hindustan and China [1]. Al-Jahiz (776-869), black man from Iraq, multidisciplinary scholar, recognized as one of the greatest writers in the Arabic language, extract from his work Book on the glory of Blacks over Whites.

Crâne du plus ancien homme moderne d'Asie, daté de 100 000 ans. On voit bien le prognathisme, c'est à dire la mâchoire poussée vers l'avant, caractéristique qu'on ne retrouve que chez les Noirs. American Museum of Natural History
The skull of Qafzeh, skull of the oldest modern man of Asia, dated 100 000 years. One sees well the prognathism, that is to say the jaw thrust toward the front, characteristic that is found only among Blacks (American Museum of Natural History)

You have above an image of the skull of Qafzeh found in modern day Israel. This skull is that of the first inhabitant of Asia, the oldest modern man found outside of Africa. The anatomically modern man was born in Africa 200 000 years ago in the Great Lakes Region; more exactly in the valley of the Omo in Ethiopia, near Kenya and the Sudan. And it was 100 000 years later that the African man exited his historical cradle to go and populate the rest of the planet, Asia first.

From Palestine to the Philippines, passing by Arabia and China, Asia was therefore populated at the early times by black people. That is what we will see in this article, with the exception of Arabia whose settlement was abundantly discussed here.

The first black inhabitants of the Near East

Chapter 10 verse 6 of the Genesis in the Bible says “And the sons of Ham are Kush, Mizraim, Punt and Canaan . Ham comes from Kam which means charcoal-coated/Black in ancient Egyptian language. It is from that word that Kamit comes from, which is the original name of the Blacks. This word is similar to Kami/Khem/Kembu/Kala which means black/burned/coal in several Current African languages. Cham is therefore the biblical ancestor of Blacks, and its children are Kush (Sudan), Mizraim (Egypt), Punt (Great Lakes Region and Southern Africa), Canaan (the Near East). Historical research has proven that on this point, what the biblical tradition says is true.

Canaan comes in fact from Kin-Anu, that is to say belonging to the Anu [2]. Anu is the name of the black people who came from the Great Lakes and southern Africa and who founded in early times the Egyptian civilization. This means that the Canaanites were in fact Egyptians who settled in the Near East. The Canaanites dwelt in current day Palestine-Israel-Lebanon-Syria. They practiced African Spirituality and situated, through their Phoenician descendants, their origin to the frontiers of Africa [3].

Here are the Phoenicians. This is what those men and women who civilized Europe and who founded Carthage looked like. “Phoenician” means “dark skin”
Cadiz Museum; University of Oxford

It was the Phoenicians – themselves Canaanite people – who would first civilize Europe introducing writing to Greece and who would found the brilliant civilization of Carthage in present day Tunisia. The analysis of the skeletons of their city of Tire in Lebanon and their colony of Syracuse in Italy proved that the so-called Phoenicians were Black. The Carthage excavations brought out nothing but skeletons of black people. These were the primordial inhabitants of the Near East who obviously would mix with the Whites who came from the Middle East; as well as with the defeated invaders of Egypt deported by Ramesu Hekayunu (Ramses III), to give the current white people of the Near East. Hitler would use this black ancestry of the Hebrews for his anti-Semitic propaganda.

The first black inhabitants of the Middle East

Sculpture supposée d'une divinité sumérienne
Sculpture supposed to be of a Sumerian divinity

Zalmat ga-ggadu, that is to say people of black heads. That was how the Sumerian people designated themselves and were designated, a people present in current Iraq before the Whites [4]. These are the Blacks who would found the kingdoms of Babylon and Sumer. Later in the history of the region, the Whites of Akkad, as well as the Assyrians, would argue to be dominant over this people of black heads, after they had been defeated. The Bible continued, in chapter 10 of the Genesis verse 6 to 8, in speaking of Nimrod, son of Kush, who was the founder of Babylon. Nimrod, biblical ancestor of the first Black inhabitants of the Mesopotamia, would therefore have been of Sudanese origin.

The lancient Greek scholar Diodorus of Sicily spoke of the Chaldeans, saying that they were a caste of Egyptian priests who migrated to present day Iraq [5]. These black priests, erected perhaps the mythical Tower of Babel for their astronomical observations, astronomy being one of the bases of African spirituality. Was The Tower of Babel and its hanging gardens, if it really existed, in fact a pyramid with little degree of solidity for having disappeared? Maybe. The God of the Sumerians was called Anu, which is revealing.

In present day Iran lived the Elamites. The French archaeologist Marcel Auguste Dieulafoy who participated in the excavations of the vestiges of Elam at the beginning of the 20th century, described the sculptures of richly dressed Kings and covered with jewelry and feline skins (like in Africa), and whose skin was black; he concluded “there is therefore the greater likelihood that the Elam had been the prerogative of a black dynasty” [6]. The Greek scholar Herodotus, nicknamed the father of history and having visited the region in the 5th century BC, described the presence of Blacks with straight hair [7]. White migration, coming from Eurasia, would absorb these black people through interracial mixing.

Des archers élamites en Iran ancien Image authentifiée sur le site du Musée du Louvre
Elamite archers in ancient Iran, image authenticated on the website of the Musée du Louvre

The first black inhabitants of the Indias

That the first Indians were Black does not surprise absolutely anybody, as this element is still very visible. The Blacks of the Indias seem to be of Sudanese – Egyptian origin, as a considerable part of the blacks in Africa. Diodorus of Sicily continues, saying ” From Ethiopia (that is to say Sudan in ancient Greek), he (Osiris, divine ancestor of the Egyptians) resumed his route through the Arabia along the coasts of the Sea of Eritrea and walked to the Indies and up to the ends of the inhabited Earth ” [8]. Those blacks were at the origin of the brilliant civilization of the Indus Valley between present day Pakistan and India, the first monumental civilization of Asia, which culmination began circa -2200. The arrival of the white man in the region is perfectly documented.

Vestiges de la civilisation noire de la vallée de l'Indus, en Inde-Pakistan
Vestiges of the black civilization of the Indus valley in India-Pakistan

Circa -1420, there much probably occurred the explosion of the island of Santorini in the Mediterranean. This created a gigantic meteorological cataclysm including tsunamis certainly to the origin of the biblical myth of the deluge and the Atlantis. An Egyptian text assumed contemporary to the event speaks of 9 consecutive days without sun rising. Aryans (i.e. the whites), fled these events, migrated to India-Pakistan and destroyed by conquest the civilization of the Indus valley.

The Italian priest of the 4th century Eusebius tells us “during the reign of Amenhotep III, a group of Ethiopians, emigrated from a country on the outskirts of the Indus valley to install in the valley of the Nile” [9]. The pharaoh Imanahotep Hekawaset (Amenhotep III) having begun to reign 3 years after the supposed date of the explosion, we therefore understand that the explosion made the whites who conquered the Indus valley flee. And Blacks therefore fled this White invasion to seek refuge in Egypt.

Mis à part les Noirs à cheveux lisses qui sont des parias en Inde et souffre cruellement de racisme, il existe les Jarawa que vous voyez. Ils vivent dans les îles Andaman, tout au Sud de l'Inde. Ce peuple est en voie d'extinction
Apart from the straight-haired Blacks who are outcasts in India and suffer cruelly of racism, there are the Jarawa that you see. They live in the Andaman Islands, all in the South of India. This people is on the way to extinction

The first black inhabitants of China

The French anthropologist H. Imbert, specialist of Asia, said “at the first times of Chinese history, the Negrito type populated the south of this country” [10]. The prince Liu-Nan, dead in -122, speaks of a Kingdom of blacks of small size in the south-west of China [10]. The Pr Chang Hsing-Lang, from a Chinese University, confirms based on the texts of the first centuries of the Christian era, the presence of frizzy-haired Blacks in the south of the country [10]. After a genetic study of the University of Fudan published by the Taipei Times in 2005, it was Blacks, out of Africa for 100,000 years, who first populated the South of China. There are still Nakhis, this indigenous Black people from the South of China, up to present day. The other Blacks having probably been absorbed by the interbreeding with the current Mongolian type, who came from the North.

Un Nakhi, un des derniers Noir de Chine Source image : National Geographic
A Nakhi, one of the last Blacks of China (Image: National Geographic)

The first black inhabitants of south-east Asia

All the area that matches Myanmar-Vietnam-Cambodge-Laos-Malaysia-Singapour-Thailand-Indonesia, was inhabited in the first times by black people. It is from there that some would depart to go and populate Australia 50,000 years ago. Those are the Blacks, who were and are always designated by the term Negrito. These Negrito are at the origin of many civilizations in the region, with a system of matrilineal Royal succession, unique to the black world. They too would also have been partly absorbed by the Mongolian element.

A gauche les Negrito de Malaisie A droite le roi Sisowath du Cambodge. Il fut de toute évidence un métis de Noir et de Mongol
To the left the Negrito of Malaysia; To the right the king Sisowath of Cambodia. He was obviously a mix of Black and Mongol
Jeunes femmes métissés de Noirs et de Mongols en Indonésie il y a 1 siècle Source : Wikipedia
Young women of mixed parentage of Blacks and Mongols in Indonesia one century ago (Source: Wikipedia)

The first black inhabitants of Japan and the Philippines

The initial black presence in Japan remains one of the most difficult to document because it was not found any genuine Negroïd type. However the Pr Neil Gordon Munro, great specialist of Japan, in his book Prehistoric Japan in 1911, said “The Japanese are a mixture of several distinct strains, Negro, Mongolian” [11]. The first people who inhabited the islands were the Aïnu. This name recalls of course Africa. Although they were, at least these last few centuries, usually more white than the Japanese today, some of the Ainu people were described by the respected scholar Batchelor as having frizzy hair and thick lips [12], which confirms that they were in part black.

It must therefore be concluded that Japan was first populated by Africans, or Métis of Africans and Whites, before the arrival of the current Mongolians. A Japanese proverb says “For a Samurai to be brave, he must have a bit of black blood” [13].

Finally the first inhabitants of the Philippines were Blacks of Pygmy type called Agta according to African-American historian Runoko Rashidi [14]. They live today in small number, but here is what the Spanish settlers said of them in 16th-17th century ” The Negritos encountered by our first conquerors are, according to the tradition, the first in the possession of the islands of this archipelago” [15], or again “There are Negroes in this island who do not pay tribute to anyone” [15].

Les premiers habitants des Philippines Source : Wikipedia
The first inhabitants of the Philippines
Source : Wikipedia
Present Blacks of the Philippines
Present Blacks of the Philippines


Nous avons trouvé cette image des Ainu du Japon que nous n'avons pas pu authentifiée par des sources fiables. Ceci dit les vêtements et les coiffures sont identiques à toutes les images des Ainu que nous avons vues. On voit donc qu'il y a au moins 4 Noirs sur cette image. Celui d'en bas à droite est presque parfaitement africain.
We have in our possession this image of the Ainu of Japan that we could not authenticate by reliable sources. This said the clothing and hairstyles are clearly identical to all authentic images of the Ainu that we have seen. We therefore conclude that this image is authentic. It can thus be seen that there are at least 4 Blacks on this image. The man in the front right appears as the most african of all.

Hotep !

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Notes :

  • [1] Cent milles ans de présence africaine en Asie, Runoko Rashidi, Page 33
  • [2] Great Black leaders, edited by Ivan Van Sertima, page 284 (Chapter of Wayne Chandler)
  • [3] Nations Nègres et Culture, Cheikh Anta Diop, page 170
  • [4] De la race qui précéda les Sémites en Chaldée et en Susiane, Adolphe Bloch, page 668
  • [5] Nations Nègres et Culture, Cheikh Anta Diop, page 158
  • [6] Ibid, pages 162-163
  • [7] Sex and Race Vol. 1, J.A. Rogers, Page 59
  • [8] Cent milles ans de présence africaine en Asie, Runoko Rashidi, Page 70
  • [9] Ibid, page 83
  • [10] Sex and Race Vol. 1, J.A. Rogers, Page 67
  • [11] Ibid, page 69
  • [12] Ibid, page 70
  • [13] The African unconscious, Edward Bruce Bynum, Page 51
  • [14] Cent milles ans de présence africaine en Asie, Runoko Rashidi, page 266
  • [15] Ibid, page 267
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