Melas, Kelainos, and Kyaneos were Applied to Egyptians, Ethiopians, Colchians, and Indians-Aigyptios was a Metonym for “dark”-The Root Word for Phaeacians (Phoenicians) was Phaios Which Meant Dark or Dusky Skin

Source: The Science of Man in Ancient Greece (University of Chicago Press) 2001 A.D.

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Note: Page 21 of the source.

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Note: Page 21 of the source.

These source shows that the same Greek descriptive, color words were used for Egyptians, Ethiopians, Colchians, and Indians: all peoples who were considered to be black by some ancient historians. The Greek word “phaios” meant dark or dusky skin.

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