Mainstream ancient linguists say that the kingdom name Kush is of unknown origin, yet Kush was a son of the Ham in the Bible’s Table of Nations in Genesis 10, so you can see the bibliophobia oozing from their pores, in overt denial that the book of Genesis has any historical merit whatsoever, when but the history and names in the Bible are the key to unlocking the mysteries about ancient scripts and geographic regions, mysteries to such as Andrew Robinson who wrote Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World’s Undecifered Scripts, in which he indicates that the commonality of the naming of the Kusht river of Afghanistan, the Hindu Kush mountains of Pakistan, the city of Kish of ancient Mesopotamia (that region known as Khuzistan), and the kingdom of Kush south of Egypt, is mere coincidence, and the source of that name for those particular regions unknown in all cases.
The ancient greek historian Ephorus circa 340 b.c. wrote that the Kushites were both Asiatic and African, the Red Sea dividing them, connected by navigation, and Homer (circa 800 b.c.) then Herodotus (circa 440 b.c.) wrote that the Ethiopians (Cushites) lived in Egypt, Arabia, Palestine, western Asia (Mesopotamia) and India, so do Robinson and the others doubt this corroborative evidence too? Yes indeed, for to think that an ancient tribe could have had that kind of far-reaching range is unthinkable to them, rendered true with the resettling of the world in the aftermath of Noah’s Flood (see http://genesisveracityfoundation.com), the template for the ancient migrations laid out in Genesis 10.
Ityopis was a son of Kush according to the Book of Aksum, Ityopia his kingdom, so clearly that son of Kush was the namesake of Ethiopia, one and the same as the ancient Kingdom of Kush of northeastern Africa which was centered at Meroe on the upper Nile in current day Sudan. Other sons of Kush were Ramah of the Rama empire of India, and Seba later worshipped as the indian god Shiva, then there’s Nimrod, known to the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria as Lamurudu, and Nimrod a very popular name in Egypt circa 1000 b.c., so it’s obvious that those dark skinned people settled much of the ancient world, the sons of Ham having been great explorers as the Bible specifically indicates.