The Banjara tribe in India were nomadic long distance transporters. Their carevans could be 35-40 kilometers long, and could have 100.000 bulls and bullocks. A comparative study of their females dress code, their DNA and use of judaic symbols, display a Middle Eastern origin and links to the ancient Israel and the Davidic kingdom. The Gormati (Lambadi) word “Tanda” in one of the keys to understand their trading routs, or Lamani margs. Tanda means camp, and they can be found at the edge of the Atlantic Coast in Marocco, just south of Timbuktu in Mali and along the Nile river in Egypt. Press the links below and read more about the origin of the Banjara community.
A workable hypothesis on the origin of the Banjara community:
For future studies and research you need a workable hypothesis. This is my best understanding, November 2022: The Banjara community is of Aramaean origin, nomadic people with the Middle East as their ancient meeting point and base. Their forefathers pitched their camps in ancient Aram. This is the border area between today’s Syria and Turkey. This secluded tribal community lived in submission to the Davidic kingdom (1.000-800 B.C). When king Solomons kingdom fell apart, Banjara caravans (Tandas) were considered safe havens for persecuted and lost tribes of Israel, and other pro-Davidic Middle Eastern tribes on the run. Their long distance caravans of traders connected Jerusalem, Egypt, Western Africa, Europe and India (600-350 B.C). These caravans had helped fleeing tribes of Israel to quickly escape their enemies. Such caravans were also used by the lost tribes of Israel to re-settle beyond the last frontier. You will be able to identify remnants of these lost tribes within the Banjara community.
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