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Quoting Nik Taylor <[log in to unmask]>:

> "Thomas R. Wier" wrote:
> >         I do not know the genetic affiliation of Kassite.
>
> Who are the Kassites?  It looks uncomfortably similar to my Kassi.
> :-)

They were a people who, in the middle of the 2nd millennium BC, conquered
Babylonia and set up a dynasty there that lasted ca 1600-1150 BC. They were
culturally assimilated by their subjects, like so many later barbarian
conquerers were to become.

                                                     Andreas