There are various tribes of RigVeda is described in later scriptures but none of them mentions Ang and Magh as RigVedic tribe. Most of the scriptures mentions Maghadh (whose inhabitants are called Magh) and Ang as area/ country located in present Bihar,but not recognised as RigVedic. Even in AtharvaVeda Maghadh is considered to be outside of RigVedic Aryan sphere.

But RigVeda is a text of very ancient origin and consisting of a language from which classical Sanskrit emerged.Yet Sanskrit helps us only in a limited way to understand RigVedic language because it contains a large number of archaic words and uses. The best way to understand RigVeda is to derive the meaning of words from the internal structure of its corpus. Many words are repeated at several places and it gives us an opportunity to extract a viable meaning by extrapolating the contexts. Magh and Ang are two words here which appears quite frequently in RigVeda and mostly meaning as tribes of great importance.

My question here is - Can it be proved or disproved that Magh and Ang are tribes from the facts described in Rigveda only?

  • @bhaskar can you please elaborate a bit on "Aryan sphere". Thanks. – Just_Do_It Nov 8 '17 at 19:10
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    and what does your question have to do with Hinduism? – Swami Vishwananda Nov 9 '17 at 8:56
  • @Just_Do_It Here I mean Vedic Aryan , as many scripture portray Maghadh as inferior kind of and enimical community _ 1. Some diseases are sent towards Maghadh ( Atharva Veda) 2, Maghadha uses cruel language,mridhvaca (Satpath Brahman)3, rusted food is for Maghadha ( Yajur Veda), however it is not the main theme of the question. – B.N. Bhaskar Nov 9 '17 at 21:45
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    @Swami Vishvananda Does your version of Hinduism exclude RigVeda ? – B.N. Bhaskar Nov 9 '17 at 21:55
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    @SwamiVishwananda RigVeda is a religious discourse of Hinduism with a high esteem. Interpretation and re-interpretation of all scriptures is an ongoing process in the realm of Hinduism. The above question is simply related with interpretation of RigVeda. Do you mean to say it should not be interpreted in it's own right ? – B.N. Bhaskar Nov 10 '17 at 9:14

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