2017-08-13 19:20:02 UTC
I'm starting to check the names of the caves associated with early AMHs (Anatomically Modern Homo sapiens) or hominin remains for possible paleo-etymologies, I'm not claiming these as factual, but as reasonable interpetations.
Bhimbetke (Narmada River, central India) Bambatwa-Ebembe(Mbuti: body painting) = ceremoniously painted (cave)wall
Lida Ajer (Sumatra) may be Lidah Air (Modern Malay) = tongue water
["Sumatra" from Sumbatwa = Xyua + mBatwa = Sieve + Pygmy clan which uses click consonants per Merrit Ruhlen, linguist)]
120ka? (uncertain date)
Mata Menge (Flores) = Mata + menge = eye/point/hole + dark(mengelap),
50ka? (uncertain date)
Ling Bua (Flores) = Ling + Bua = zero or ceiling(?) + cave (cf. (Malay: gua cave)
Madjedbembe (Queensland, North Australia)= Image-magic + ebembe(Mbuti: body painting) = ceremoniously glitter-painted(cave)wall
Booti (island, Northwest Australia) = Birth/beget/mother = Mbo(oldest African YDNA; Mbo in Balinese: mother) + uterine-youth-utility~fertility(?) ~ BaM.buti(Congo Ituri rainforest Pygmy tribe)
I need to find the indigenous names of some more caves:
Sulawesi cave with world's oldest painted walls ?
Laos Monkey Cave (Pygmy skull fossil) ?
Borneo (Spirit?) Cave ? 45KA?
Toraja burial caves
Chauvet (France) and other European painted caves with odd or ancient unknown names carried since antiquity.
Southern African cave shelters with artifacts (ochre crayons, etched eggshells like Howieson Poort ~ 65ka
Note: Spirit/Spooky = haunt(English) = hantu(Malay:white-faced ghost) = Kabuki(Japan:white-faced ghost theatre) = Kaoáíbógí(Piraha tribe, Maici River, Amazon, Brazil: white-faced spirit guide/theatre)