“According to Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 28, the native people of TARTESSİANS or TURDETANİANS called the river by two names: Kertis/Certis and Rerkēs (Ρέρκης).[3] Greek geographers sometimes called it the river of Tartessos, after the city of that name. The Romans called it by the name Baetis (that was the basis for name of the province of Hispania Baetica).”


In my last posting, I showed that both the name TARTESSIANS and the name TURDETANIAS represented the TATAR TURKS.  Additionally the name TARTÉSİCO revealed the Turkish saying “TURKİYADİ” meaning “it is Turcia, it is the home of Turks.”  These embedded Turkish sayings in TARTESSIANS and TURDETANIAS indicate that the ancient Tartessians were Turanian Tur/Turk/Oğuz peoples.  The embedded Turkish sayings also indicate that the names TARTESSIANS and TURDETANIAS were originally made up from Turkish sayings “TATARSINIZ”  and “TATAR-UIDENSN” respectively.  The name TARTESSIANS has further Turkish expressions embedded in it that provide other Turanian cultural identities of the Tartessians.



Main language areas, peoples and tribes in Iberian Peninsula c. 300 BC., according to epigraphy and toponymy, based on the map by Luís Fraga.




a)  In my previous paper, I showed that the name TARTESSIANS, deciphered as “TATARSINES”, were identified as Turkish “TATAR” people. This revealed that the TARTESSIANS were the Asiatic Turanian Tur/Turk/Oğuz peoples.


In this context, let us examine the name TARTESSIANS further:


b)  The name TARTESSIAN, deciphered as “ASIATN-ERTS”, is the Turkish saying “ASYADAN ERDİZ” meaning  “you were Asian  men”.  Again their being Asian and Turanian origin is indicated.  

Turkish word ASYA means “Asia”, ASYADAN means “from Asia”, ER means “man, soldier, people” and ERDİZ means “were people”. 



c)  The name TARTESSIAN, deciphered as “TATA-ERSINS”, is the Turkish saying “TATA ERSİNİZ” (DEDE ERSİNİZ) meaning  “you are grandfather people, you are ancestor people.”  Surely, as one of the ancient native peoples of the Iberian Peninsula, they were the ancestor grandfathers to Iberians!

Turkish word ATA means “father”, ATAATA > “TATA” > “DEDE” means “grandfather” and ERSİNİZ means “you are the men, you are the people”.



d)  The name TARTESSIAN, deciphered as “TANRASE-ITS”, is the Turkish saying “TANRICI-İDİZ” meaning “you were Sky-God TANRI believers”.  This indicates that they were Turanian TANRI believing Tur/Turk/Oğuz peoples!

Turkish word TANRI means “Sky God”, TANRICI means “Sky God TANRI believer”, and İDİZ means “you were”.



e)  The name TARTESSIAN, deciphered as “TERSISTAN-A”, reveals the Turkish saying “DERSİSTAN-O” (OKULİSTAN O) meaning “it is school country”. 

Turkish word DERS means “instruction, lecture by teacher”, İSTAN in the form “ISITAN” means “that which warms,” and in the form “IŞITAN” means “that which lights up” and “enlightens”.  Thus, in this context, it is the name for the “SUN” and the “SUN-God”; alternatively, it refers to a godly school teacher who also enlightens the school children at every level of learning! The term İSTAN also has the implied meaning of “country” or “place”.  Thus, the name TURKİSTAN refers to a country of Turks, but also it means “the country of Sun-God Believing Turks. The terms DERSİSTAN or OKULİSTAN refers to a country with schools and teachings.  So, the ancient Tartessia was a country of schools and enlightenments and the Tartessians were enlightened peoples.  They have left behind written inscriptions and an alphabet.

OKUL means “school”. In this context, the following reference is important: 


“Anacreon mentioned 530 BC the great richness and complex political structures of the kingdom, and Strabo wrote: "They are considered the most educated of the Iberians, they have a scripture, even have historical chronicles, poems, and laws in verse of which they say are six thousand ... "  Today we don't know if the number 6000 refers to the age of the codex or its length, if there were 6000 verses or laws, because the document is badly damaged and the word that follows the number is illegible.”



f)  The name TARTESSIAN, deciphered as “TANRESA-ITS”, is the Turkish saying “TANRISI-İDİZ” meaning “you were God like people”.   In this regard, the following reference is important: 

Strabo wrote that Tartessians were very good in engineering, and that they had a sophisticated system to regulate the river flow. He also ensures that around the river there were many wealthy and flourishing cities.



g)  The name TARTESSIAN, deciphered as “TASS-ARENTİ”, is the Turkish saying “TAŞ ÖRENDİ” meaning “he is weaver of stone walls.”  Indeed, the TARTESSIANs were masters of doing buildings, castles, dolmens and much more with stones!


“Tartessos was a highly urbanized society with many towns along the banks of the river Guadalquivir. Some Tartessian cities which are known today include: Huelva, Escacena del Campo (in the province of Huelva) where the most important findings of this civilization have been made; "Turtha" (today Puerto de Santa Maria in Cadiz); Seville; "Urso" (today Osuna in Seville) and Etibirge (today Elvira in Granada).”


h)  The name TARTESSIAN, deciphered as “TANISS-ERTA”, is the Turkish saying “DENİZCİ ERDİ” meaning “he was sea-going man, they were sea people”. Indeed, the TARTESSIANs were sea-going people not only in the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea, but also in the Atlantic Ocean and the other seas as well!

Turkish word “DENİZ means “sea”, DENİZCİ means “sea people” and ERDİ means “was man”.



i)  The name TARTESSIAN, deciphered as “ATANISSTER”, is the Turkish saying  “ATANIZDIR”  meaning “they are your ancestor fathers”.   This implies that even some of the present day Iberians would carry the DNA heritage of the ancient Turanian Tatar and other Tur/Türk/Oğuz peoples.


All of these decipherments reveal in Turkish the Turanian cultural identities of the ancient Tartessian peoples.  These revelations again identify the ancient Tartessians as Turkish speaking Turanian Tur/Turk/Oğuz peoples!  



Polat Kaya


25 November 2018