The Indo-Greek Kingdom was a part of the Greek Empire. It ruled in parts of northwest and northern Indian subcontinent (present-day Pakistan) from 180 BCE to around 10 CE, and was ruled by a succession of more than thirty Hellenic kings. At 400 AD - 500 AD, the remnants of Indo-Greeks was discriminated as foreigners by the beginning strong Hindu Caste system, and called Chandala (casteless)-(Dalit), and they wandered at the time of Migration period to Europe. In the Byzantime Empire they was called Atsingani. Yet is suspected that the Roma people are the descendant of the Atsingani, because the Romani languagehave much Greek influence too.
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- ↑ Tarn, W. W. (1902). "Notes on Hellenism in Bactria and India". The Journal of Hellenic Studies. 22: 268–293. doi:10.2307/623931. JSTOR 623931. S2CID 164193584.
- ↑ "Timeline: A brief history of India's caste system". The Globe and Mail. 2 December 2011.
- ↑ https://romahistory.romaedu.org/indogriechen/
Other websites[change | change source]
- News story of the latest archaeological discovery of artefacts dated back to Indo-Greek period
- Indo-Greek history and coins Archived 2004-12-05 at the Wayback Machine
- Ancient coinage of the Greco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek kingdoms
- Text of Prof. Nicholas Sims-Williams (University of London) mentioning the arrival of the Kushans and the replacement of Greek Language. Archived 2007-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
- Wargame reconstitution of Indo-Greek armies Archived 2013-06-15 at the Wayback Machine