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Please see my various postings on Vedic names in Middle East and Europe on Ram.
People tend to write off the historical personality called Lord Ram, whom Hindus, call an incarnation of God, just like Lord Buddha.
Because of the remote antiquity of the said figure, and recorded history being only followed since 500 BC, and Western History only laying emphasis on archaeological finds- but at the same time having different standards for pushing its religious history versus of Hindus.
So people would think that this is all mambo-jumbo business. Here I will show the probabilities of this not being a mambo-jumbo business considering there is enough folk-lore in the history of the city of Ayodhya and Raamyana, and the recorded literature of Valmiki's Raamyana, Tulsidas Raamyana and other regional languages Ramayana. Then in one of the places mentioned in Raamyana, there has been discovery of giant arrow heads from prehistorical times. In India it is customary to find temples along the routes taken by Lord Raam in his exile along with some local story and mythology, like Raamtek near Nagpur.
In the English Language there are 26 letters, while in the Sanskrit Language, there are 34 constants and 12 Vowels - not counting other compound letters, AUM, Aunasika and Anunasvar.
In Sanskrit, one would write Raama - assuming that the constants do not have any built-in sound called "a". So one constant can have basically 12 variations of sounds/syllables, so there are 34x12 combinations, which is 408 building sounds, not counting those sounds coming from Anunasilka and Anuswar. The world would be written as "Raa" + "Ma" and the probability is 1/408 x 1/408, which is 1/166464 for just 2 syllable sounds when combined!
Now in English, since constants have built in "a" sound, we would write the word as "Ram", though because of ambiguities in the sound "a", some people would write like Sanskrit but sound it with one more degree of sound of 'a' - as "aa". So this probability is 1/26 x 1/26/ x 1/26 = 1/17576 for 3 letter English words.
So we can safely say that this probability lies between 1/17576 and 1/166464! Now go and read the articles on Rama business and see if this makes sense!!
Now we all know how the same word evolves into different meanings. Good example is "Christ's sake" which has become a curse in the history of last 2000 years. Then words spread their context like a spider's web in the contextual meanings, sometimes taking an extreme vulgar and opposite meanings. I will save the examples here but any person can look up a dictionary, either in English and Sanskrit and satisfy himself or herself.
So the word of antiquity today finds different contexts which should be understood to have come from a common source. Otherwise a probability of having two or more people coming up with the same sound is shown to be very rare.
Some people would pass this as nothing but Parallel Evolution mambo-jumbo in the modern historical circles! Then ask them about the different names of Christ, Kristy, Christy, Chisty, Christine and so on, showing up and see what they have to answer!