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- n. Variant of Tocharian.
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- proper n. Alternative form of Tocharian.
- n. Alternative form of Tocharian.
- adj. Alternative form of Tocharian.
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The other new language was spoken principally on its northern edge and has been called Tokharian, which name implies that it was the tongue of the
the language of ordinary life was the interesting idiom sometimes called Tokharian B, and, since the Chinese annals record no alien invasion, we may conclude that Kucha existed as an Aryan colony peopled by the speakers of this language some centuries before the
So was Linear A an early written form of Tokharian?
The literature of the Tokharian, so far as it has been brought to light, consists mainly of translations from the Sanskrit sacred writings, and dates from the seventh century of our era.
S. Lévi has suggested that the Bodhisattva Manjuśrî is of Tokharian origin .
He also identifies them with the red-haired, blue-eyed people of the Chotscho frescoes and the speakers of the Tokharian language.
The most interesting of these is the Prakrit version found in the neighbourhood of Khotan, but fragments in Tokharian and Sanskrit have also been discovered.
Sanskrit, Chinese, and various Iranian and Turkish idioms but also in two dialects of so-called Tokharian.