Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Abraham's Ainu Ancestors

Alice C. Linsley

Abraham was the son of Terah (Tera). Terah is a title that indicates a priest among the Ainu of Hokkaido and Okinawa and among Abraham's proto-Saharan Nilotic ancestors. The title was found among the rulers of the Annu rulers who inhabited the Upper Nile and migrated widely between 15,000 and 10,000 years ago. Ainu sometimes appears in ancient texts as Anu, Annu or Hannu.  The Ainu were originally a Nilotic people.

Terah was apparently an Ainu priest and a descendant of Nimrod. The title Tera-neter means priest of God. The top notch at the front of the head gear shown in this image is like that found on the head wear of Ainu elders in Hokkiado and identical to that worn by the Ainu elder of Estern Canada. (See those images here.)

The Ainu) were aboriginal peoples of the Upper Nile. They were the first rulers of the Lower Nile. One of their sanctuaries was called Annu, the original name for Heliopolis, Biblical On. The prestige of this ancient shrine is evident from the fact that the pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and Abusir were aligned to the obelisk at On.

The Ainu were seafarers and had a written language which they introduced to the lands where they traveled and settled. Ainu scribe-priests had a syllabic writing system, like Hebrew. The first peoples of Japan were Ainu. The earlier name for Japan was "Wa."

Africa-Wa Connections

There are many connections between Japanese and African words. For example, the name Isahi appears to be a variant of Esau or Issa. Kishi appears to be a variant of Kish and Kush. The word Obito is the title for a regional chief in Japan, as in Obito-no-Oji (Emperor Shomu). This is related to the Edo/Edomite word for chief or ruler, which is Oba. The first ruler of Petra was the King Obodas. The original name of Tokyo was Edo.

According to the Nihon Shoki, a scribe called Wani Kishi brought Kata to Japan. The Kojiki indicates that Wani Kishi arrived sometime after 372, but before 375 AD. Kata was a priestly syllabic system, similar to Hebrew. Wa-kishi is an African term found among the Ba-Kaonde of Northern Rhodesia. It refers to the ancestors to which they offer prayers at a family altar called a chipanda. This resembles the Shinto family shrine.

Red Nubians

The Ainu reportedly had a red skin tone and their men wore beards. The Bible notes that the Edomites of Genesis 36 and David had a red skin tone.  Esau was born hairy and red. The Nubian ancestry of these people has largely been overlooked because of a common misconception that all Nubians are black. However, paintings on the tombs and monuments of ancient Egypt show both black and red Nubians.

Red and black Nubian captives

(Detail form Ippolito Rosellini's drawing from the 1828 Franco-Tuscan expedition to Egypt)

Related reading: Solving the Ainu Mystery;  False Assumption #5 of Young-Earth CreationistsThe Migration of Abraham's People; The Afro-Asiatic Dominion, Terah's Nubian Ancestors; The Nile-Japan Ainu Connection


  1. The Ainu were reddish and their men had long wavy hair. They looked like images of the ancient Nabateans. Go here: to see an image of the Nabatean warriors. (Scroll to bottom.)

    Here is an important article on the Ainu and their migrations out of the Nile Valley:

  2. What was the religion of the Ainu in the Upper Nile?

  3. They were devotees of the Creator and his son who they believed to be conceived miraculously. This is the origin of Messianic expectation. See these articles:

    1. Thank you so much for this Alice! I love the work that you have done.

  4. Hi Alice,
    I appreciate your research and content and I'm learning a lot. However, I'm confused. You say that Terah is a descendant of Nimrod but isn't Terah from Shem (Genesis 11:10) whereas Nimrod is a descendant of Ham (Genesis 10:6)? What am I missing? Please help.

    1. George, The lines of Ham and Shem intermarried, as was the practice of castes in the ancient world. Their lines were royal and priestly. The God of Shem and the God of Ham were one and the same.

  5. Hi Alice. Have you ever heard of the Shizen people of Hokkaido's Forests in Japan?

    It is said that historical records indicate that in 801 A.D. Ainu tribes were defeated in the north by Tamuramaro Sakanoue. The repressed Ainu joined with others who were discontented with the feudal regime, such as ronin, healers and farmers, who all took refuge in hidden villages in the forest.

    In direct contact with nature, these people developed their own culture and traditions. There were four villages that formed the Shizen people: Kawa, Yabu, Tayo and Yama.

    They developed their own language - "Shizen-go" - and religion - the "O-Chikara" - based on the belief of natures energy, called Tengus.

    Have you heard of anything concerning this in your own studies?

  6. Hi, George. Anthropologists have noted cases where coastal peoples have been forced to take refuge in forests and mountains when another people arrives. They retain their fishing way of life along the rivers. "Kawa" means river in Ainu and "Yama" means mountain.

    One of my sources of information about the Ainu of Northern Japan is Judith Hishikawa, the sister-in-law of an Ainu elder whose name was Zenichiro Oniisan. The name suggests a Nilotic ancestry. Oni is a variant of Ainu. The ancient shrine of Heliopolis on the Nile was called On (Genesis 41:45) and was an Ainu shrine city.

    The Ainu are in Haplogroup X which emerged about 30,000 years ago from Haplogroup N (mitochondrial DNA). Haplogroup N spans many continents and is derived from the ancestral L3 haplotype that represents the 'Out of Africa' migration from the Nile Valley and the Horn of Africa. Another possible linguistic connection could be evident in the word "Yabu" which was the name of the sacred island of Elephantine on the Nile between Egypt and Nubia. Also the name Tayo is found in Africa rather commonly. There is a famous Nigerian cartoonist with that first name, but at the moment I can't remember his last name.

  7. Please read more here:

  8. The best article on this connection is here:

  9. Quite interesting, some may find it unbelievable, but for me there could be some truth. I have always wondered how Japanese names have so much similarity to African names, there are just too many to be a coincidence.

    One point of contention though Edo of Nigeria now use Oba as a word for king, that in reality relates only to a certain dynasty. Originally kings in Benin were called Ogizo and Ogiefa, Oba is a name borrowed from the Yoruba, it is Yoruba language not Edo. Why this change came about is due to a part of history that is contested by the two groups so it is better left for another time!

  10. Thanks for that clarification, Idonigbo! The first king of Petra, an Edomite, was called Obadas. You think Oba and Obadas are traced to Yoruba?

  11. Perhaps the Akan people of Ghana are the Anu. We have a story of how we were the first people but I never really understood it.

  12. Alice, do you know anything about Akenhaten and the Annu people?

  13. The Creator God of the Annu was called Anu and his son was called En-Ki, which means "Lord of the Earth." The shrine cities of the Annu are indicated by the glyph i, a symbol of a column or pillar. The shrien cities were characterized by many pillars. Some of the cities are called iunu (biblical On/Heliopolis); Sargon's daughter's shrine Ianna in Ur, and io, which is the name of Meroe on the Orontes, across from Ant-ioch. Antioch is also called Anti-Meroe on old maps.


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