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No, Proto-Turk existed for a while, and there was an earlier Altaic form, Turkish itself has only been around since the 8th century AD though, and it wasn't till the 11th century it was spoken anywhere but Mongolia. Given the modern form of the Mahabharata was written circa 300 BC in Sanskrit, which is an indo-European language and not an Altaic one, it's a bit silly to start thinking the etymology is in any way related. In fact, given Sanskrit is the oldest language that we know of, it would be far more likely that the Turkic words were borrowing from Sanskrit than the other way around (and indeed, given Sanskrit managed to spread not only over Asia but also Europe, not entirely surprising). It'd be a bit like me saying the French were actually English because of the similarity between "bif" and "beef".Kleidophoros said:It doesn't work Archonsod;
Turkic language existed for few million years in form of tamgas and cave drawings.