Talk:Tabal

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Removed statements referring to a different area of Anatolia[edit]

I removed the following sentences from the article, because they refer to a Pontic state, far north of the Luwian Tabal, and the development of ironwork was also far earlier than the Luwian Tabal. Categorystuff (talk) 03:24, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Some scholars associate them with the Meshechs (Meshekhs/Mosokhs, Moschoi in Greek).

The Georgian historian Ivane Javakhishvili considered Tabal, Tubal, Jabal and Jubal to be ancient Georgian tribal designations, and argued that they spoke a non-Indo-European language.

The account that blanked this info, has been showing the very familiar patterns of a certain banned user, whose well-known M.O. in the past has been simply to pluck out any information, no matter how abundantly referenced, that his own original research does not accord with. Because there are, aside from this banned editor, innumerable other voices that certainly do make a most explicit connection between Tabal and Thobeles and Tibareni (which seems to the been the true purpose of the blanking, and not the misleading purpose stated above) I am going to have to, per policy, revert to the last version before any of these sockpuppets worked on the article; since the last several editors are all clearly manifestations of the same, my reversing action should not upset any wikipedian's legitimate work. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 12:38, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

The Greek (and Georgian) terms clearly refer to a Pontic state on the Baltic coast of Anatolia, whereas the Luwian Tabal is located on the other side of Anatolia, on the Mediterranean coast. These are two different polities. Categorystuff (talk) 21:59, 29 May 2008 (UTC)