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The Sambians were an Old Prussian tribe inhabiting land of Sambia, north of the city of K√∂nigsberg (now Kaliningrad). Download high resolution version (869x608, 95 KB)Prussia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Old Prussian is an extinct Baltic language spoken by the inhabitants of the area that later became East Prussia (now in north-eastern Poland, Lithuania and the Kaliningrad oblast of Russia) prior to Polish and German colonization of the area beginning in the 13th century. ... Sambia or the Sambian Peninsula (Russian: semlyandskiy poluostrov, German: Samland) is the name of a peninsula in the Baltic Sea. ... Königsberg may refer to: The city of Kaliningrad in Russia, until 1945 Königsberg, the capital of East Prussia. ... Locator map on an international level map of Kaliningrad Oblast Kaliningrad ( Russian: Калининград, German: Königsberg, Polish: Królewiec, Lithuanian Karaliaučius ), seaport city, capital and main city of the Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania with access to the Baltic Sea. ...

In 13th century Sambians were conquered by Teutonic Knights. Subsequently, Teutonic Knights State was divided into four dioceses. One of them was named Sambia, after the tribal territory of Sambians. The other three dioceses, arranged by the papal legate William of Modena, were Pomesania, Warmia and Chelmno Land. Teutonic Knights, charging into battle. ... Pomesania is the former name of an area now in northern Poland, in the vicinity of the cities of Elblag (Elbing) and Malbork (Marienburg), to the east of the lower Vistula river. ... Warmia (Polish: Warmia or Warmija, Latin Warmia or Varmia, German Ermland or Ermeland) is a region between Pomerania and Masuria in north-eastern Poland. ... Chelmno Land or Culmland (Polish: Ziemia Chełmińska, German: Kulmerland, Kulmer Land, Culmerland or Culmer Land) is the traditional name for a district around the city of Chełmno, in north-western Poland. ...

Sambians (mixed with Sudovians resettled there from Sudovia) were able to keep their Baltic language till beginning of 18th century. Sudovian (otherwise known as Jatvingian or Yotvingian) is an extinct western Baltic language of north-eastern Europe. ... Sudovia, or Suvalkija (pronouncing soo-vul-kee-uh), is the name of a historical region inhabited by Sudovians. ... The Baltic languages are a group of genetically-related languages spoken in the Northern Europe and belonging to the Indo-European language family. ...

According to a legend, Sambia, like the other Prussian lands was named for a son of Widewuto or Waidewut, named Samo. Widewuto or Waidewut, legendary early king of the Prussi, ruled along with his brother, the priest Bruteno in the area known as Prussia, according to sagas recorded in later times. ...

See also Sambia (Baltic). Samland or Sambia (Russian: semlyandskiy poluostrov, Polish: Sambia) is the name of a peninsula on the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea. ...

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Because the Baltic tribes inhabiting Prussia never formed a common political and territorial organisation (a state), they had no reason to adopt a common ethnic name.
Instead they used the name of the region from which they came - Galindians, Sambians, Bartians, Nadrovians, Natangians, Scalovians and Sudovians.
It is not known when and how the first general names came into being in the lands that did not have a tribe name tradition such as Pomesania, Pogesania or Sasinia in the western peripheries of the Prussian settlements.
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