From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Aryas, Aryas, AAryas
Āryas literally means Cultured People.
The word does not indicate any race. It refers to the cultured and refined people against the Dasyus, the evil ones.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore