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Yavanesvara

Yavaneśvara, Sanskrit for "Lord" (Isvara) "of the Greeks" (Yavanas), was a man who lived in the Gujarat region of India under the rule of the Western Kshatrapa Saka king Rudrakarman I. In 149-150 CE, Yavanesvara translated the Yavanajataka ("Saying of the Greeks"), one of the earliest writings of Indian astrology, from Greek to Sanskrit: In the Yavanajataka he documents and explains various words of the Greek language, such as diametros or dekanos (zodiacal signs). Yavanasvera was himself a Greek living in India, as the original Greek text is said to have been written "in his tongue" ("this jewel-mine of horoscopy, which was guarded by its being written in his tongue").

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pop. 62,700,003 (2013)

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