Indo-Greek Kingdom

Hellenistic-era Greek kingdom in northwestern South Asia (200 BCE–10 CE)

The Indo-Greek Kingdom was a part of the Greek Empire.[1] It ruled mainly in Pakistan but also parts of modern-day Afghanistan and India 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,[2] 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.[3]

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  1. 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.
  2. "Timeline: A brief history of India's caste system". The Globe and Mail. 2 December 2011.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2023-04-25. Retrieved 2022-07-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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