The Chera Empire of Asia has links to Cherokee Empire: the Chera appear to be related to the Nats of India, probably with Nathan types who also have Asher Tribe links around the world to us. Note the presence of Assur or Asher Indian Town in South America that was recorded by the first Spanyards. The Achura, Asher or Assur Indians are likely links to our Chera genealogy and history. Semitic writing was noted by some historians on South American cliffs with long ago records. The ancient ones knew about the Americas, and came and joined the original people of the Americas, also our people. The ancient ones merged with the Chestnut People, and others. The Empire network includes links to our great history. CEN brings great history, information, sources and fun. Enjoy it. Learn Cherokee: native-languages.org Western Cherokee, Eastern Cherokee, Cherokee At Large, Mexico Cherokee, and many other Cherokee are part of our Empire; for example, the Chichimeca Indians of Mexico connections to the Toltec, Maya, Mixtecs, and Chicamauga Cherokee then and now. Other groups include links to the "Taw," listed on Carolina maps, with likely relations to people like the Tantawi and Nassar and Sur families of the Mideast, Near East and North Africa in the Bible (Nazaruth and/ Nazar or Ruth and Rath and Rathbone and Sari and Surry and Sarah) The Moors of Malibar (India) and Morocco and Carthage and nearby areas seem to have had Precolumbian links to the Americas. Mali or Mallie Combs of Viper, KY, now deceased, is an example of the record. Her Indian line also had ties to Mallie, KY, and, very likely, the Maliseet Indian connections to the Monacans and Cherokee Powhatan families with Al-GAN-quin heritage, as well as tribal links to the Gary Indians (Garharis or Gharry or Harris or Garharry and Hari) with some Kongarry or Kang-Gari (King of the Gary) ties to the Kongarry Swamp of Carolina and Ary or Aryjay, KY and Mount Ary, NC. Tribes have other tribal connections, including Cherakee Tribe. The male name "Atti" in Cherokee Tribe, or Attakulakula, also with links to Tunisia, Libyia, Algeria, Morroco or North Africa and Atta, like Attaturk, are also part of Cherokee history prior to Islam. The term "attaboy," also comes from this term. Our history is real.