1. Sumerian researcher A. Kisifim: “The ancestors of Rumanians had a powerful influence upon the whole ancient world, respectively upon old Ellada, old Egypt, Sumer and even China.”
2. Pythagoras (580 B.C. – 495 B.C.), Law 1143: “Travel to the Getes, not to give them laws, but to learn from them. There the fields are boundless, all lands are common.”
3. Homer about the Getes: “Out of all the peoples, they are the wisest.”
4. Plato (427 B.C. – 347 B.C.), student of Socrates and professor to Aristotle, in the dialogue CARMIDES reveals a discussion between Socrates and Carmides, where the professor explains to Carmides what he had learned from a ‘Thracian’ doctor when he was in the army: “Zamolxis, our king, which is a god, tells us that the same we ought not try to take care of our eyes, without acknowledging the head, not even the head can be taken care of, without acknowledging the body. So, we have to take care of the body, as well as the soul, altogether. Here is why the Greek doctors are not experienced in many diseases, because they do not know the whole they have to take care of. If this whole is ill, the part cannot be healthy, because all things good and bad, for the body and for the man in his wholeness, come from the soul and out of it, they flow like out of a spring, from the head to the eyes. Therefore, firstly, let us heal the spring of harmfulness, so that the head can enjoy health, so like the rest of the body. Friend, the soul can be healed through incantations. These incantations are the beautiful words which give birth to the wisdom within the souls.”
5. Dionysius Periegetes (138 A.D.): “The following will be about the biggest land, that spreads from Asia Minor to Iberia and from Northern Africa to Scandia, the great land of Dacians.”
6. Marco Merlini, Italian archaeologist, about the Tărtăria tablets and the bones found along with them: “The bones, as well as the tablets, are very old. It is a certainty. It is our turn to think that writing began in Europe, 2.000 years before the Sumerian writing. In Romania we have a great treasure, but it does not belong only to Romania, but to the whole of Europe.”
7. Friedrich Hayer (1899) – Austrian philosopher: “Rumanians are the people of Europe which were born Christians.” (A few years ago the ambassador of Vatican at Bucharest, in the Academy theatre, said the same).
8. Alfred Hofmann (Paris, 1820, p. 3075) – The History of Earth: “Indeed, nowhere will you find a power of faster understanding, a mind more open, a spirit more alert, accompanied by the gracefulness of being, like one finds with the Rumanian people. This nation, risen through instruction, should stand in front of the spiritual culture of humanity. And as an addition, its language is so rich and harmonious, it should fit the most cultivated nation on Earth. Rumania is not the center of the Earth, but the Axis of the Universe.”
9. Marija Gimbutas – professor of U.C.L.A. – Civilization and Culture: “Romania is the hearth of what I named, Old Europe, a cultural entity of 6.500 – 3.500 B.C., based on a matriarchal society, theocratic, peaceful, loving and creators of art, that preceded the patriarchal indo-european societies of warriors from the bronze and iron age. It became evident that this ancient European civilization, precedes the Sumerian by millennia. It was a period of real harmony, in full agreement with the creator energies of nature.”
10. Louis de La Vallée-Poussin: “The inhabitants of northern lower Danube can be regarded as the ancestors of humanity.”
11. Gordon W. Childe: “The primary places of Dacians must be searched on the territory of Romania. Indeed, the placing of the main center of formation and expansion of indo-europeans must be made at the north and south of the lower Danube.”
12. Eugène Pittard: “The ethnic ancestors of Rumanians, climb undoubtedly up to the first ages of humanity, the Neolithic civilization represents only a recent chapter of the country’s history.”
13. Daniel Ruzo (1968) – Peruan archaeologist, anthropologist and writer: “The Carpathians are in a region of the world, where the european center of the oldest culture known today, was situated.”
14. William Schiller – American archaeologist: “Civilization was born where the Romanian people live today, spreading to the east and the west.”
15. John Mandis: “The oldest discoveries of some writing symbols were made at Turdaș and Tărtăria.”
16. Ekström Par Olof: “The Rumanian language is a key-language that influenced, for the most part, all European languages.”
17. University of Cambridge: “In the 4th millennium B.C., the Getic Carpathian space was the only space inhabited in Europe; The Carpathian, Getic or Wallachian space has represented the OFFICINA GENTIUM in antiquity, it has fueled with people and civilization, India, Persia, Greece, Italy, Germany, France and the so called Slavic space; The vedas, the oldest literary monuments of humanity were created in the center of Europe.”
18. Jawaharlal Nehru, ex-Prime Minister of India: “The vedas are the operas of Aryans that invaded the rich land of India.”
19. Bonfini: “The language of Rumanians could not be exterminated, although they are settled in the middle of so many barbarian peoples and they fight not to leave it, no matter what, as they wouldn’t fight for a life, as they do for a language.”
20. Ludwig Schlözer (Russian Annals, 18th century): “These Volohs are not Romans, not Bulgars, not Wolsche, but Vlachs, descendants of a great and ancient bloodline of nations, of Thracians, Dacians, Getes, that even now have their own language and despite all oppressions, they live in Wallachia, Moldavia, Transylvania and Hungary in their millions.”
21. Michelet, Paris (1859), to Cuza’s emissary: “Do not envy the old nations, but look at yours. The deeper you will search, the more you will see life springing.”
22. André Armad: “Indeed this is one of the oldest peoples of Europe…be them Thracians, Dacians. The peoples have remained the same since the Neolithic era – polished stone era – until today, so sustaining the continuity of a nation by example, maybe unique in the history of the world.”
23. D’Hauterive (Memoir on the old and actual present of Moldavia, 1902): “Indeed Latin comes out of this tongue and the other languages, especially Rumanian, represent this tongue. Latin is far from being the trunk of the languages spoken today, I would say that Latin is the newest of all.”
24. Huszti András: “The descendants of Geto-Dacians live today, where their parents lived, they speak the language that their parents used to speak long ago.”
25. Bocignoli (1524): “Rumunians, about which I said that are Dacians.”
26. L.A. Gebhardi: “The Getes spoke the same language as the Dacians and had the same customs. The Greeks use to give the same name for the Getes of Bulgaria, Dacians of Moldavia, Wallachia, Transylvania and Hungary and believed that both Getes and Dacians come from Thracians.”
27. Abdolonyme Ubicini (The Origins of Rumanian History, Paris, 1866): “Dacians are the first ancestors of nowadays Rumanians. Ethnographically speaking, Dacians are confused with the Getes, of the same origin, same language. About this view, all testimonies from the past agree.”
28. University of Cambridge (The Cambridge History of India, 1922): “The primary phase of the Vedic culture began in the Carpathians, most likely in Haar-Deal (Ardeal).”
29. Jakob Grimm (The History of the German Language, 1785-1863): “The Dacian nomenclature for plants, kept by Dioscoride (Greek medic from the period of emperors Claudius and Nero) can be found in the background of the German language.”
30. The Spanish Chronicles (25 – p. 179): “The Daco-Getes are considered to be the founders of the Spaniards.”
31. Carol Lundius (The Chronicle of the Dukes of Normandy): “The Daco-Getes are considered to be the founders of the nordic nations.”
32. Leibnitz (Collectanea Etymologica): “The Daco-Getes are considered to be the founders of the Teutons and Frisians, of the Dutch and Anglians.”
33. Miceal Ledwith (Ex-Counselor for Pope John Paul the 2nd): “The Rumanian language is grouped in the category of Latin languages as well, but during my lifetime, through my work, I came to understand that it is not that Rumanian is a Latin language, but rather that Old Rumanian is the language out of which Latin came. All european languages came from the Old Rumanian. No culture of the world has spoken the real history of the world, ever. Rumanian is wrongly considered a Latin language. It should be the other way around, Latin, Italian, Spanish are Rumanian languages. I am sure this fact will be acknowledged very soon.”
34. Carlo Troya (1784 – 1858), Italian historian: “No nation of the ones mentioned by the Greeks as barbarian, has a more certain and more older history like the one of the Getes/Goths. The purpose of my work, Getic or Gothic History, is divided in two parts and one of them shows that the Getes of Zamolxis and of Decebal had been the ancestors of the Goths of Theodoric of the Amals.”
35. Harald Haarman, German savant: “The oldest writing in the world is that of Tărtăria – Romania. The Danubian Civilization is the first great civilization in history, preceding by thousands of years the Sumerian civilization.”
36. Paul Mac Kendrick (Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals): “Burebista and Decebal created in Dacia a culture that only the narrow minded could qualify it as barbarian. Rumanians are the members of one of the most remarkable creator states of antiquity. Up in Maramureş there is a place marked as the center of the old continent.”
37. William Ryan and Walter Pitman, geologists (1995): “The place described in the Old Testament as being flooded is the one of the Black Sea.”
38. Robert Ballard, explorer (1999), confirms what William Ryan and Walter Pitman said.
39. Cavasius (The Administration of the Kingdom of Transylvania): “In Italy, Spain and Galia, the peoples used to spoke an idiom of an older formation under the name of Rumanian language, as in the time of Cicero. The Rumanian language has more latinity than Italian.”
40. G. Devoto, G. Wilkie, W. Schiller: “The barbarians weren’t only the discoverers of philosophy, but of technology, science and art. Most of the peoples had their apprenticeship between the barbarians. Plato praises the barbarians and reminds, as Pythagoras did, that they learned the most numerous and beautiful teachings by living between the barbarians.”
41. Clement of Alexandria (The Stromata): “At last, another burden of interpretation using this method of the teachings of the Scripture, stand in the fact that we don’t have them also in the language in which they were written the first time… Then the language is kept by the peoples, not only by the initiates, whereas the meaning and texts are kept only by the initiates and that is why we can easily conceive that they could falsify the meaning of the texts of one of the rarest books they had in their custody.”
42. Mark Pagel, professor on Evolutionary Biology, Reading University of London: “Over 10.000 years ago, in the Carpathian region there lived a nation that spoke an unique language, precursor to Latin and Sanskrit.”
43. Clémence Royer (The Bulletin of the Anthropological Society, Paris, 1879): “The Celts, Germans and Latins come from Eastern Europe and the traditions of the historic Aryans of Asia shows them as coming from the Occident. We have to search for the common cradle at the lower Danube, in this Pelasgian Thrace, that its language we ignore.”
44. Jean Laumonier (The French Nationality, Paris, 1892): “The Rumanian or modern Dacian is the true Celt of Eastern Europe.”
45. André Lefèvre (The Races and Languages, Paris, 1893): “The ‘brown’ Celts that ethnography revealed their traces from Dacia to Bretonia and Ireland, the blond Gals, peoples that spoke indo-european dialects.”
46. Prof. Fabio Scialpi: “I am intrigued by the presence on the territory of Rumania, of a number of many toponyms of Sanskrit resonance.”
47. Bonaventura Vulcannius of Bruges, 1597: “The Getes had their own alphabet long before the Latin one was born. The Getes sang, using the flute, the deeds of their heroes, composing songs even before the foundation of Rome, that of which Cato says – the Romans started to do much later.”
48. V. Titov, Russian archaeologist: “At Tărtăria emerged the oldest writing of humanity.”
49. Pope Nicholas the 1st to Michael the 2nd of Byzantium: “The Greeks name the Latin language, the language spoken by the Scythians.”
50. Otrokocius: “That Priscus din not neglect to mention what were the languages spoken around Attila. He presumes by this, that some of the Huns, because of their links with the Romans, tried diligently to learn the Gothic language that is kindred with the Alanic and Ausonic. Whereas by Ausonic, they understand Wallachian, the corrupt Latin (vulgar).
51. Trogus Pompeius: “Even Dacians are a branch of the Getes.”
52. Courtenay Baoudin: “In Slavonic can be found many Rumanian words, especially in the language used by the Church.”
53. Fontes II, p. 19: “The Belagines (The Divine Laws) are the foundation of human civilization.”
54. Carolus Lundius (Zamolxis, Primus Getarum Legislator): “It has to be clear for everyone, the ones who antiquity named them with a distinguished admiration Getes, the writers named them afterwards, through a unanimous agreement, Goths. The Greeks and other nations took letters from the Getes. We find with Herodotus and Diodorus, direct opinions about the spreading of these letters.”
55. Isidore of Seville: “Rome itself, the vanquisher of all nations, had to serve subdued and to receive the barring of the Getic triumph.”
56. Bonaventura Vulcanius, The letters and Getic or Gothic Language, 1597: “I cannot be silent about the fact that I have always been the admirer, more than all of the others, of this name, noble by excellence, of a nation that believes in the bottom of its heart, in the immortality of souls, where by my judgement, strongly condemning death, they gain an unbounded courage to achieve anything. As we can see, the Getic peoples, have been like this always from nature. This nation was and still is, a nation unique and eternal.”
57. After he mentioned in his speech, the troubles that Romania had gone through the communist regime, Pope John Paul the 2nd encouraged the Romanian people saying: “Romania bridge-country between the Orient and the Occident, crossroad point between Central Europe and Oriental Europe, Romania, the land that tradition names it with the beautiful title of “Saint Mary’s Garden”, I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and in the name of Saint Mary. In the midst of a new millennium, build your future further on the hard rock of the Holy Gospel. With the help of God you will be the protagonist of a new period of enthusiasm and courage. You will be a prosperous nation, land of good making, peaceful and sympathetic nation. May God protect you and bless you always.”
GET (pronounced ‘Jet’) = Earth-born. In Rumanian, the word ‘gețuitor’ (viețuitor) means ‘living man’. Earth = Geea/Gaia (Geb/Gebeleizis), the same way the word ‘peasant’ in Rumanian is ‘țăran’ which also means ‘man of earth’, where earth = ţărână (in Rumanian).
Sarmatia/Sa(r)mo-Getia/Dio Getia = The Holy Land/Land of God/Land of the Sun – meaning the heart or the hearth of Old Pelasgian Europe. Here we have the Getic Sea (Black Sea), Sarmizegetusa Regia that was the capital and the most important military, religious and political center of Dacians. In translation Sarmizegetusa = The Getes of Sarmis/Armis, where Sarmis is the protector of this sanctuary. Named by the Greeks, Hermes. We also find here the Getic Pole (Polus Geticus) around which the skies rotate. Also there is a saying in Rumanian, ‘get-beget’ which means ‘from ancestor to ancestor’. About the language, following the same logical reasoning, we can speak of the Getic or Sermo-Getic language, although Pelasgo-Getic would also be a correct term.
Djed = The forefathers of the first pharaohs of Egypt. Egyptians use this word Djed (pronounced ‘Jet’) when they speak of the ‘old ones’ that lived before them. Therefore this term has to do, not only with the Greeks. In Croatian the word ‘đed’ (pronounced ‘Jed’) means ‘grandfather’, which is another proof that the word ‘Get’ bears the meaning of ‘Old/Ancient’.
Here are the main ethnonyms the Getic tribes had, depending on the territories they used to inhabit: Getulians, Ilergetes, Indigetes, Mysogetes, Tissagetes, Sargetes, Tyragetes, Samogetes, Massagetes, Geats, Getae, Jats (Northern India), Djed (Egypt), Tocharians – a branch of the Massagetes (Western China). As you can see, the Getes where everywhere.
Dio Cassius speaks of Dacians only after 300 years when the Romans named the partially conquered territory, Dacia. But the people call themselves depending on the name of the region they live in. For example the people from Oltenia call themselves ‘olteni’, the ones from Ardeal ‘ardeleni’, the ones from Banat ‘bănăţeni’ and so on, but they are all Rumanians, just as the enslaved Getes from the Roman province of Dacia, which were named by the Romans ‘Dacians’, from the name of the province, not from the people’s own identity. To clarify this matter, we have a map by Pomponius Mela, made 63 years before Decebal’s death, in which he names the region from the north of Danube, how else? Sarmatia which is really Getia (Goethia).
When we speak about Dacia and Dacians, we can only do it as a reference point in history, but we cannot identify them with these terms, as they only reflect a history that is not older than ca. 2.000 years. Dacia was only a part of Getia, only a Roman province, a late appearance in history, where the Dacians or Davo-Getes lived. We also find in other historical documents, terms almost lost in history, such as Gitia, Du Gitii (Dio Getia) or Arima, where the enigmatic Hyperboreans lived. But they had many names such as, Arimins, Ars, Rohmans, Aryans, Rumunians and later Rumanians (today Romanians), some of them being exonyms and some ethnonyms. About the term ‘Gitia’ we have as a reconfirmation of the sacrality of its name, the Vedic opera Bhagavad Gītā (pronounced ‘Geeta’) which means ‘Song of the Lord’ or ‘Divine Song’ that speaks about the noble Aryans (‘Deva’ or ‘Devi’ meaning ‘The Divine’) which invaded the rich land of India. Also we have the terms Deva/Davo/Dava/Daoi/Dioi/Dai/Daos/Danaoi/Dahae | ΔABO ΨETO – DAB(V)O GETO = ‘The Brilliant’ or ‘The Divine’ or ‘The Wolves’, but they also have the meaning of ‘inhabitants of Davas’, where ‘Dava’ = ‘Fortress’. All these terms are in fact epithets that describe the Getes. When we talk about wolves we can give as an example Apollon Lykeios the Hyperborean (the Lycan) which in translation means ‘The Light of the Wolf’ or ‘The Enlightened Wolf’.
The exonyms ‘Dac’/’Daki’ were used by the Romans to describe the Getes. The same goes for the exonym ‘Thracian’ where the word ‘trake’ in Greek, really means ‘north’. ‘Thracia’ = The sum of all regions inhabited by the Thracian Getes or Thraco-Getes, meaning the Getes of the North (north of Greece). The word ‘Get’ is central to all native tribes. It is a shame the real history is so little known by the masses, because everybody is promoting great cultures by identifying them with exonyms given by the Greeks or the Romans.
To demonstrate the Sanskrit resonance of the Rumanian language we shall use just a quick example: Rumân (Rumanian), mână (hand), a mâna (to lead/to take action), rămâne or rămână (to stay). Where we observe a similar form which suggests that ‘Rumanian’ also means ‘to stay’, meaning something that persists – continuity. Ramana – indian name. Ram(a) – Deity from the Hindu pantheon, in Rumanian ‘ramură’ or ‘ram’, means ‘branch’.
In a village situated near the banks of the Danube, from Mehedinți County, Romania, the peasants use the following words to call for ducks or piglets: For ducks: MANI MANI (with repetition). Where ‘Mani’ resembles ‘Manu’, another deity from the Hindu pantheon, but also a Rumanian name, where Manu = Emanuel (E-Manu-El), in translation ‘He is Manu’. In Hindi the word ‘Mani’ also means ‘pearl’ or ‘jewel’. But the root ‘MA’, by repetition becomes MAMA, meaning mother.
For piglets: GANI GANI (with repetition). Where ‘Gani’ resembles ‘Ganesh’, another deity from the Hindu pantheon. The root ‘GA’ is another primordial syllable which means ‘earth’ (Gaia). But in the Rumanian folklore ‘Gaia’ is a goddess representing death as a bird of prey, which takes the souls of people after they die.
We have another Rumanian saying: “A dat iama în găini.” Meaning “Iama killed the hens.”, where Yama is another deity from the Hindu pantheon (the God of Death).
These repetitions MANI MANI and GANI GANI resemble the Hindu mantras.
So it is fair enough to say that in the history of our ancestors, the precedence and honor go to the Getes, respectively to the Pelasgo-Getic peoples.