The first humans came from the region of the Great Lakes in
East Africa, approximately 200,000 years ago. These small people were known as
the Twa people (or Pygmies). These earliest humans migrated following the Nile
River, north, south, east, and west, creating the first civilization. A noted
German scholar, Herr Enger Georg states:
Blacks were the dark skinned, curly haired Kushites. Blacks
inhabited Sumeria and Babylon prior to Christianity and Islam. In India, the
kingdom of the Dravidian monarchs existed until the period of written history.
Many thousands of years before Christ, great, great cultures bloomed in the bark
rich valleys of the Yang-tse-kiang, the Ho, Indus, Euphrates, Nile, and Congo
rivers, while Oceania, Central America, and the highlands of the Andes were
centers of human settlements.
A number of scientists and scholars in ancient and modern times have concluded that the world's first civilization was the creation of a people known as the Ethiopians. The name "Ethiopian" we owe to the Greeks. When they encountered the Africans, they called them "burnt faces."
In Greek, the word for burnt was ethios, and the word for face was opa. Together they became Ethiopian. We learn from the work of Homer and Herodotus that all of the people of the following areas were considered Ethiopians: the Sudan, Egypt, Arabia, Palestine, Western Asia, and India.
These black civilizations have been traced back to ancient Egypt, and have spread from the Nile to Crete and Western Asia, traveling through South Asia to Indonesia, and the islands of the Pacific and on to South and Central America, i.e., the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs.