I just found this article, that I have copied and pasted below, about a week ago on a forum that came up in a search I made: “What does the word nigger mean to black people”, and have since checked the references and the conclusion is sound It is entitled ‘THE ORIGINAL MEANING OF THE “N” WORD HAD A CONNOTATION CONNECTED TO THE GODS’ by P. Barton (P. Nubiyang) . This is the real deal and for me it has done just as the author said and made the impotent and it has added clarity to where I fit in, in this world. The world is waking up to the real, and who they really are, and this word and how its spelling and pronunciation has been bastardized and its meaning hijacked to become the exact opposite of what it originally meant, has a lot to do with the self esteem of a nation of people and the guilt and shame of the entire world. I think it needs to be spread because I now see my own ignorance regarding this word was staggering. This is very relevant to our times we need to propagate this truth and eliminate one more obstacle to a healing and peace in our time.
Enjoy the read and my sincere thanks to P. Barton (P. Nubiyang) for taking the time to inform the ignorant.
THE ORIGINAL MEANING OF THE “N” WORD HAD A CONNOTATION CONNECTED TO THE GODS
The word “nig…” used to be the most revered and sacred word in the universe. It was the “devine epithet,” and the people who began using the mother of all words that originated from this word which was sullied by the British, were the ancient Egyptians or better, the Khemites, who called their land, “Khemet” or “The Black Land,” and also used the name, “Ta-merri” or “The Beloved Land.”
THE WORD “N-G-R” MEANS “GOD” IN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN
The father of the “n” word was the word used by the ancient Egyptians for “God.” That word was “N-g-r” and as one can see, there are no vowels in this word. In the ancient African and even the present African languages (the Afro-Asiatic linguistic family) vowels such as “a,e,i,o,u” are not found in many translations, particularly of ancient Hebrew and Egyptian languages.
In the translation of ancient Egyptian and Hebrew (which is heavily influenced by Egyptian), one will not always find vowels, therefore, very few people will realize that the word for God, which is “N-g-r” pronounced “en-ger” was the Egyptian word for God. In fact, the Egyptian word for “nature,” is also the word used for God. That word is “ntyr,” (pronounced net-jer.” Now prounce the word “nigg..” and the word “net-jer,” and one sees the clear connection.
MANY AFRICAN WORDS DENOTING PEOPLE OR IMPORTANT PEOPLE STARTS WITH “N”
In many African languages particularly the Niger-Congo language family. Words that connects with people, Gods, and groups begin with “n” and that word is always the first word. For instance, the word “Nkosi” in Xhosa is “God.” The word “Ndaba,” in another South African language is “counsil” (or gathering of elders). Many common names also begin with “N”.
WORDS OF AFRICAN ORIGINS THAT CAME FROM THE ORIGINAL WORD, “N-G-R” (PROUNOUNCED EN-JER)
N-g-r (Egyptian;pronounced en-jer) = God
N-t-y-r (Egypt; pronounced net-ger) = God, Devine
Negash (Ethiopia; ne-gash) = King
Negus (Ethiopia; ne-goos) = Emperor
Nkosi (Xhosa; en-kosi) = God
Ndaba (Zulu; en-daba) = Counsil/Officials,
Naga (East Indian, Nubian = People
Nugarmarta (West African = People (See the writings of Ibn Buttata’s journey to West Africa)
HOW THE N BECAME CORRUPTED
The Romans are probably the first Europeans to misrepresent the word for God, which was “N-g-r”
About the early part of the First Century, Romans tried to invade Ethiopia. (see BLACK HISTORY CHART http://community.webtv.net/nubianem/blackworldnubianempire or go to http://community.webtv.net/paulnubiaempire for a list of Nubian Pharaohs and Queens.
The Romans who were speakers of Latin always knew of Blacks, there were Blacks in Rome, Italy had an ancient Black presence long before the Latins migrated from Central Asia and North Eastern Europe during the ‘Aryan’ migrations. In fact, the Latin ethnic groups is still in existance in the northern part of Italy even today. This part of Italy still grips about Hannibal’s invasion which happened about two thousand two hundred years ago!!!!
The Romans had a name for Blacks, it was “Niger” and it meant Black or people of African origins. Thus, Septimus Niger would have meant, Septimus the Negro. Yet, how did the Romans connect the word “Niger” to Black.
In ancient times, Blacks were worshipped as Gods. The Gods of Greece came from Egypt. The worship of the Black Madonna is connected with the worship of Isis, the Egyptian Goddes. Moreover, Blacks in Egypt called their Pharaohs “En-ger” or “N-g-r” he was literally referred to as “THE GOD.”
It is very possible that when the Romans tried to invade Nubia, they asked for the name of the God and the term “N-g-r” was probably used in place of “leader” or “king”. In Angola, the same also happened during the 1600’s when the word “N-gola” which means “King” (notice the “N” and the “g” in this word as well), came to be “Angola,’ the name of a kingdom in south western Africa.
(Read more on Nubian, Egyptian, West African and ancient American trade and commercial connections in ancient times; see the book, “Susu Economics: The History of Pan-African Trade, Commerce, Money and Wealth,” published by 1stBooks Library, www.1stbooks.com also see www.barnesandnoble.com
WHERE DID THE ROMANS FIRST HEAR THE ORIGINAL MEANING OF THE “N” WORD.
A Roman general invading Nubia from Egypt would probably have used the Egyptian term for Pharaoh, which was “N-g-r” (God). This term then was used to refer to all Blacks and as time went by, the word N-g-r became Niger. In Fact, the Romans also classified their Emperors as “Gods,” to follow the Egyptian style. Moreover, as the History Channel poointed out, “Rome was a collection of villages before the Egyptians built it up.”(paraphrased).
The word “em-peror” sounds very close to the word “en-jer.” That is not a coincidental connection.
THE WORD “N-G-R” (EN-JER) AFTER IT WAS CORRUPTED BY THE EUROPEANS
Niger = (Latin or Black/African pronounced “ni-ger.”)
Nero = Italian for Black
Negre = French for Black
Negro = Spanish for Black
The English called Blacks “Moore” or “Black-a-Moore” before they began using the word
“Negro” to refer to Blacks. FROM THAT WORD CAME THE RACIAL EPITHET, “NIGG..”
In like manner, the racist term for Japanese the mutilation of the word to shorten it into an epithet. Furthermore, the original name for Japan is the Chinese “Ni-Han.” Now here is another great mystry that people who study the Niger-Congo linguistic family would quickly notice. EVEN THE WORD “Ni” in the Chinese “Ni-Han,” has and ancient African connection. In fact, as Clyde Walters points out, The Chinese language is directly related to the Niger-Congo language which has its roots in the Cameroon region of Africa. In fact, there are thousands of African words from Cameroon to Kenya that have both prefixes and suffixes that are identical to both Chinese and Japanese languages (see also African Presence in Early Asia, by Ivan Van Sertima; Transaction Publishers)
In the Case of “Ni-Han” which may mean “rising sun,” there is also a sacred meaning that is found in the word “n-ger,” or “ne-gro.” Yet, the racist terms “nip,” and “nigg…” or “jap,” used by racists were and are being used without any understanding of their original meanings. Only hatred and envy comes out of the mouths of those who use racial epithets in their attempt to insult and denegrade others. However, it is up to us to study our history and make these racist words impotent, while at the same time, understanding their original meaning.
Connection with the prefix “ni” with sacred and life:
Ni’le = The Nile River, Life to the Egyptians
Ni-ger = River in West Africa
Niger = Nation in West Africa
Nigeria = Nation in West Africa
Nago = Racist term used by some SE Asians to refer to Black Melanesians of Africoid origins
Nago-Mina = African nationality in Nigeria
Naghual = Aztec word for Shaman or priest. The first Olmec Shamans in Mexico came from Nigeria and elsewhere in West Africa (see Black Civilizations of America http://community.webtv.net/paulnubiaempire
THE ORIGINS OF THE TERM “HUN.”
The racist term for whites also comes from a word that struck fear in the hearts of whites during the ancint times. That word is “Hun.” The Huns were Mongol barbarians from Mongolia who tried to invade China and finally succeeded. THye invaded Eurasia from Russia all the way to Germany and mixed in with the Caucasians. Hence, the British began calling Germans the term “Hun.”
The countries of Hungary, East Germany, northern Italy, Russia, Poland and much of Eastern Europe is mixed with the Mongol invaders. There were Mongol invaders in Turkey, Afghanistan, India, and many nations.
THE MONGOLS WERE DEFEATED BY NUBIANS AND MAMELUKES
When the Huns tried to invade Egypt (sometime in the 1100’s), they were met by a strong force of Nubians and Mamelukes (white slaves from slavic, Turkics from Bosnia, Serbia, Albania, Turkey and such nations), who were soldiers for the Egyptian rulers. The Mongols were defeated and that was the end of the Mongol Empire. Moreover, they were thinly spread over Eurasia. They also met a crack cavalry of Nubian horsemen and archers, who had a tradition of archery that extends way back to ancient Egyptian times.
When one studies the history of the Huns in Europe, it is one of the most horrible genocides that existed (the genocide against Black Sudras and Black Australoids in India is another great genocide; see “Sudrology, http://dalitstan.org )
The huns ravaged Europe and are said to spread the blacck plague by shooting plague infested rats in the walled towns of the Europeans to infest them.
WE MUST STUDY OUR HISTORY IN ORDER TO DEVELOP OUR CONSCIOUSNESS AND MAKE PEOPLE’S RACIST REMARKS IMPOTENT
We must study our history. It is by knowing who we are that racist remarks and racial epithets will become impotent. Every time one uses the word “nigg…” to refer to a Black person, they are actually calling that person “God.” When we Blacks say that our Afro’s and locks are “natural,” we don’t realize the significance of the word or the true meaning. But something in our consciousness simply cannot be destroyed. To say we are going “natural,” means we are going back to being “gods,” because the word “natural,” comes from the original Egyptian word, “n-t-y-r” which means “God.” The ancient Egyptians used a similar word to call their Pharoahs. That word was “N-g-r.” The word “Pharaoh,” was never used to refer to any Egyptian King. Pharaoh came from the word “Per-o” which was the term for the Great Temple, where the King lived.
P. Barton is author of:
Susu Economics: The History of Pan-African Trade, Commerce, Money and Wealth,” pub. by 1stBooks Library, www.1stbooks.com
A History of the African-Olmecs: pub by 1stBooks Library www.1stbooks.com
Susu and Susunomics: pub by www.iuniverse.com
P. Barton (P. Nubiyang)
I would like to make it clear to everyone who reads this that my intention in republishing this article is not to make the case that black people are gods or that we should we treated as such because of our lineage. To often those who righteously seek equality in a world where they are on the poorer side of the scales, have a skewed view of what equality is. They see it as retribution for how they were treated in the past they see as their time to be on top, superior. But this by definition is not equality, which is why it is unacceptable to those now in power. For equality to work, forgiveness must be it’s foundation. We must let go of any need for retribution if we want equality to be real. And I venture to guess that it is worth giving up what we have now for something that brings us all together.
The article also mentioned that the ancient khemetic language was the root of the Asian language so this is for all of us not just the black people.