South American Natives Speak Ancient European Language? Part 2

Excerpt from a letter written by Moricz
Buenos–Aires, September 1967
/letter 2/

The truth

The truth is sooner or later revealed. This happened in June 1965, when Moricz discovered the ancient homeland of the Magyars. The ancient homeland, that the Spanish crown, the house of Habsburg and others, tried to eradicate, so that the Magyars would forever be denied the knowledge of their ancestors’ glorious past.

The KÉT-ŐS Kingdom

Very few reliable data are available to us from the time of the Spanish yoke, despite the fact that in 1533, when the conquistador Benalcazar1, at the cost of much blood conquered Quito, all still spoke the ancient Magyar language there.

Great works were published about the radiant empire of the Incas and the chroniclers and travellers who journeyed into every corner of the “New World” declaimed and sang the praises even of the smallest details of the conquest. Only about the Quito Kingdom were they silent. At most they might mention in a few sentences in passing the hard resistance of Kis-Kis2 or the heroic battles of Rumi3. This silence is even more conspicuous, when considering that the friars and chroniclers living many years on the territory of the ancient Magyar former kingdom only wrote about the Inca empire in their books, not mentioning even with one word the existence of the Quito Kingdom.

The first reports received open publicity only at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. Humboldt4 writes to his brother Wilhelm5 from Lima, Peru in a letter dated 25th November 1802:

“… During our stay at Riobamba, [Ecuador] where we spent some weeks with the brother of Charles Montufar6, who is corregidor7 there, we by chance made a very curious discovery. The state of the province of Quito before the conquest of the inca Tupayupagi89 is absolutely unknown. But the king of the Indians, Leandro Zapla, who resides at Lican, and whose mind is highly cultivated, has in his possession manuscripts written by one of his ancestors in the sixteenth century, which contain the history of that period. These manuscripts are written in the language of Paraguay, which formerly was the general language of Quito; but in the course of time it gave place to that of the incas, or the Anichna, and is now lost. Fortunately, another of Zapla’s ancestors amused himself in translating these manuscripts into Spanish. We made extracts from these valuable documents, and particularly in regard to the memorable period of the eruption of the mountain called Nevado del Attas,10 which must have been the highest in the universe, superior even to Chimboraço, and which the Indians called Capa-Urcu, ‘the chief of mountains.’ Ouainia Abomatha, the last independent cochocando (king of the country), reigned at that time at Lican. The priests informed him that this catastrophe was a sinister presage of his destruction. “The face of the universe,” said they to him, “is changing: other gods will expel ours. Let us not oppose what has been ordained by fate.” The Peruvians indeed introduced into the country the worship of the sun. The eruption of the mountain continued seven years, and Zapla’s manuscript asserts that the shower of ashes at Lican was so abundant that continual night prevailed during that period.”

(Hamy: Lettres americaias d’Alexandre de Humboldt, Paris, 1904. p. 134-134.)11

  1. Sebastián de Benalcázar []
  2. Quisquis, Inca general. Atahuallpa’s armies, led by the able generals Quisquis (Kizkiz) and Challcuchima (Challku-chima), marched south and won a series of decisive victories at Cajamarca, Bombon, and Ayacucho. As they moved southward, Huascar formed another army to defend Cúzco from the invaders. His forces were defeated, and he was captured a few miles from Cúzco in April 1532. The generals killed his entire family and fastened them to poles along a highway leading from the capital. They also killed a number of people in Topa Inca Yupanqui’s corporation because they had supported Huascar during the civil war; and they burned the mummy of the deceased ruler, which was venerated by the members of this group. Atahuallpa was in the north, setting up his administration, when he learned of the victory. He ordered Challcuchima to bring Huascar to the north so he could insult him properly before being crowned. Source: Britannica Online Encyclopedia. []
  3. Rumiñahui, or alternatively Rumiaoui or Rumi-fiahui. Allegedly his real name was Atic Pillahuaso, although I have found no reliable reference for this. []
  4. Friedrich Heinrich Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt. []
  5. Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Carl Ferdinand Freiherr von Humboldt. []
  6. Carlos de Montufar. []
  7. Corregidor, Spanish law. A magistrate who took cognizance of ‘various misdemeanors, and of civil matters. 2 White’s Coll. 53. Source []
  8. Quito was conquered by the Peruvians in 1470./Author’s footnote. []
  9. Tupac Yupánki Inka or Túpac Inca Yupanqui. []
  10. Same as El Nevada del Altal and El Altar. See previous footnote. []
  11. Here I have taken the liberty not to translate what is written in the original article but to quote directly from a source, that is, The Philosophical Magazine, volume XV., pages 243-244, printed for Alexander Tilloch in London, 1803. The complete article from The Philosophical Magazine can be found HERE. []
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