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The Dregovichs or (more correct) Dregovichi" (Дреговичи, Dregovichi in Russian; Дреговичі, Drehovychi in Ukrainian) were a tribe of Early East Slavs, which inhabited the territories down the stream of the Pripyat River and northern parts of the Right-bank Dnieper river (the borders of the tribe's domain are still not eastablished to this day). The name of the tribe probably derives from the Old Ruthenian word дрегва or дрягва (drehva, or dryahva, which means "swamp") due to the fact that the Dregovichs used to live in the marshlands. Viewed historically or developmentally, a tribe consists of a social formation existing before the development of, or outside of, states. ... The East Slavs are the ethnic group that evolved into the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian peoples. ... The Pripyat River (Ukrainian: Припять, Prýpyat; Belarusian: Прыпяць, Prýpyats, Polish Prypeć) is a river in Eastern Europe, of approximately 440 miles (710 km). ... Length 2,290 km Elevation of the source - m Average discharge 1670 m³/s Area watershed 516,300 km² Origin Russia Mouth Black Sea Basin countries Russia, Belarus, Ukraine The Dnieper River (Russian: Днепр/Dnepr; Belarusian: Дняпро/Dnyapro; Ukrainian: Дніпро/Dnipro) is a river (2,290 km length) which flows from Russia through... The name Old Ruthenian language has been applied to the Old East Slavic language which was the language of Old Ruthenia, spoken from the 9th to 14th centuries. ... This article is about marsh, a type of wetland. ...


The first known reference to the tribe is in the Primary Chronicle, and by the 12th century they were assimilated into the main East Slavic peoples. The Russian Primary Chronicle (Russian: Повесть временных лет, Povest vremennykh let, which is often translated in English as Tale of Bygone Years), is a history of the early East Slavic state, Kievan Rus, from around 850 to 1110. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ...


The Dregovichs left some archaeological monuments of the 9th and the 10th century along the Pripyat, such as the remnants of agricultural settlements and kurgans with incinerated bodies (unlike the kurgans of 11th12th century with intact bones). One could find sepulchral structures that look like small wooden houses with span roofs. ( 8th century - 9th century - 10th century - other centuries) Events Beowulf might have been written down in this century, though it could also have been in the 8th century Reign of Charlemagne, and concurrent (and controversially labeled) Carolingian Renaissance in western Europe Viking attacks on Europe begin Oseberg ship burial The... ( 9th century - 10th century - 11th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ... A reference to colonization, or the resulting communities. ... This article is about Bronze Age burial mounds and the Kurgan culture. ... Incineration is the process of burning waste streams under controlled industrial conditions. ... (10th century - 11th century - 12th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ...


The principal city of the Dregovichs was Turaw. Other cities included Slutsk, Kletsk and Drutsk, all in the territory of the modern Belarus. Turaw (Belarusian Ту́раў, Russian Ту́ров, Polish Turów, also transliterated as Turov) is a town in Zhytkavichy district of Homel voblast of Belarus. ... Slutsk (Belarusian: Слу́цак, Слуцк; Polish Słuck; Russian: Слуцк) is a town in Belarus, located on the Sluc river, 105 km south of Minsk. ...


The chronicles do not tell historians much about the Dregovichs. We only know that they had their own princely rule in the city of Turov. In the 10th century, the lands of the Dregovichs became a part of the Kievan Rus and later—the Turaw Principality. The northwestern part of the land of the Dregovichs became a part of the Polotsk Principality. Generally a chronicle (Latin chronica) is historical account of facts and events in chronological order. ... The term prince (from the Latin princeps), for a member of the highest aristocracy, has fundamentally different meanings - one generic, and several types of titles the female form is princess // Abstract notion The original but least common use is as a GENERIC (descriptive, not formal) term -originating in the application... ( 9th century - 10th century - 11th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ... Kievan Rus′ (Ки́евская Ру́сь, Kievskaya Rus in Russian; Київська Русь, Kyivs’ka Rus’ in Ukrainian) was the early, mostly East Slavic¹ state dominated by the city of Kiev (ru: Ки́ев, Kiev; uk: Ки́їв, Kyiv), from about 880 to the middle of the 12th century. ... Turaw (Belarusian Ту́раў, Russian Ту́ров, Polish Turów, also transliterated as Turov) is a town in Zhytkavichy district of Homel voblast of Belarus. ... Polatsk (Belarusian: По́лацак, По́лацк; Polish: Połock, also spelt as Polacak; Russian: По́лоцк, also transliterated as Polotsk, Polotzk, Polock) is the most historic city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina river. ...


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Dregovichs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (233 words)
The Dregovichs left some archaeological monuments of the 9th and the 10th century along the Pripyat, such as the remnants of agricultural settlements and kurgans with incinerated bodies (unlike the kurgans of 11th–12th century with intact bones).
The principal city of the Dregovichs was Turaw.
In the 10th century, the lands of the Dregovichs became a part of the Kievan Rus and later—the Turaw Principality.
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