Kara-, Kala- and Kalo-

July 1, 2013 @ MoC

kumba mela
BLACK is “kara” in Turkish. The word is included in many surnames in Greece ages now, like e.g. “KARA-(A)ntonis”, which literally means “Black Anthony”, etc.
One of the Sanskrit terms for Black is “Kala”; it’s “Kalo” in Nepali, and also “Kalo” in Romani (basically a Sanskrit-based language). See also “Kali” > the Black Goddess in Hinduism.

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