Compiled by Aummanuel Bey
All derivatives and variants of the Moorish Identity in their respective languages found worldwide are etymologically related, and possibly traced back to the Americas. Variations in the likes of “Moor,” “Maur,” “Mauros,” “Mohr,” “Maor,” “Muur,” “Amor,” “Mar,” “Amur,” “Amar,” “Amer,” “Amaru,” “Amaro,” “Meru,” “Meri,” “Moro,” “Maurice,” and even “American;” all share similar linguistic roots as variants of “Mar” or “Mer” is its base derived from the “M-R” which is then traced to the “Mu.” Truly the historical documentation of the word is only but a fraction of its long legacy. Throughout various languages its linguistic root can be witnessed in words such as “Moriya” of Japan, “Merina” of Madagascar, “Maori” of Polynesia, "Maurya" of India, “Nagar Moriya” of the Indus Valley, “Khmer” of Cambodia, “Tamera” of America, “Sumer” of Mesopotamia, “Méroé” of Nubia, “Amorites or Mar.tu” of Canaan,“ Amurru of north-western Syria and northern Lebanon, “”Mari” of Syria, “Almoravids of Morocco, Algeria, and Spain, “Maroons” of South America and the Caribbean Islands, “Ameru” people of the Arumeru district in Kenya, and the “Meru,” “Amîîrú,” "Ameru" or “Ngaa” people that inhabit the Meru region of Kenya. We also see the “Mauritaenia” of Northwest Africa, “Mauritius” of the Indian Ocean, “Maracapana” of Venezuela, “Maracay” of Venezuela, “Itamaracá” of Brazil, “Mauritiopolis” of Dutch Brazil, and “Amaraca” of Peru.
In the 14th-century Balkans, “Merope” was a subregion of Thrace in modern northern Greece and southern Bulgaria. “Marmarica” in ancient geography was a littoral area in Ancient Libya, located between Cyrenaica and Aegyptus. It corresponds to what is now the Libya and Egypt frontier, where its inhabitnts of were known generically as “Marmaridae.” The ”Mirarr” are the traditional aboriginal owners of lands in the north of Australia’s Northern Territory. The “Mer” people are a community from the Saurashtra region of Gujarat state in India. They are also called “Maher or Mehr.” In ancient Babylonia and Assyria, the god “Merodach” (also Bel-Merodach / Ba'al and Chaldean “Marduk”) was known as “Amurru-Ramman” or simply “Amurru.” From at least 2400 BC, the Egyptians called the land east of Egypt “Amurru” (Syria and Canaan) and the people who lived there “Amorites.” It is interesting that in the Americas, we also find a similar deity referred to as “Amaru Meru.” It is “Meru,” the abode of the gods at the center of the universe in Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist traditions that is designated as the source of nativity of the Moors. It was also associated with the biblical “Mount Moriah.” Mount Meru is also referenced as “Sumeru” and has associations with “Lemuria” and “Mu.” “Kumari Kandam” refers to a mythical lost continent with an ancient Tamil civilization.
The word “Moor,” from the perspective of Europeans in the late 14th century, it referred to a “North African Berber;” but at different time periods, the word signified different things like a title of position and a native name of a people during the middle ages which was synonymous with the term “Negro.” Many have yet to grasp the complexity of the word nor its origins and meanings. Many have been misled to look in the wrong direction for their genealogical roots and ancestral lineage. Many more are unconscious to the fact that the majority of our hidden history can be discovered under the term Moor and its countless variants. It was not until contact with Europeans that we became known as a “black (colored) people;” we were also labeled “Negroes,” “Indians,” “African-Americans,” etc. However, these are but misnomers assigned to us as we were denationalized and sentenced to perpetual servitude under Dum Diversas of 1452.
“Moor/Muur” is a word that designates the Original Man born from the Earth, mud of “Mu.” Those that went to the East called themselves “Muurs” from the word “Mu” meaning “those from the far far West.” The truth is that the word, no matter if its spelled “Maur," "Maor," "Moor," or "Muur," from the base roots of "Mar," Mer," "M-r” are worldwide Endonyms of autochthonous people who originate from “Mu” or “Meru.” Check out the information for yourself. Research diligently. Scrutinize their cited sources as you study. Check the record books and scour the annals of history for verification if you are truly seeking to trace yourselves back; because with no continuity of a national designation, you have no nation and should expect the ramifications of such. Lastly, don't be misled by faulty scholarship or propaganda and agent-like tactics seeking to detour and distract you from truth.
We "Muurs;" We been here, there, everywhere!