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The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. It is conventionally considered a continent, which, in this case, is more of a cultural distinction than a geographic one. ( National Geographic, however, officially recognises... Europe. They speak The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages) comprise the languages of the Slavic peoples. They form a distinct group of Indo-European languages, with speakers in most of Eastern Europe, in much of the Balkans, in parts of Central Europe, and in the northern part of Asia. Contents // 1 Branches... Slavic languages and reside chiefly in the east of that continent, but are also found in Asia (disambiguation). World map showing location of Asia A satellite composite image of Asia Asia is the central and eastern part of the continent of Eurasia, defined by subtracting the European peninsula from Eurasia. Geologically and geographically, Asia is not a continent or a subcontinent. The exact boundaries are vaguely... Asia.

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Ethno-cultural subdivisions

One can customarily divide the Slavs into the following subgroups:

  • East Slavs:
    • Russians (Русские - Russkie) are an East Slavic ethnic group, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries. The English term Russians is also used to refer to citizens of Russia, regardless of their ethnicity (see demographics of Russia for information on other nationalities inhabiting Russia... Russians
      • Lipovans or Lippovans (Old Faith Believers, Old Rite Followers) are a small (about 40,000) Slavic ethnic group of Russian origin residing in the delta of the Danube River in Tulcea county of eastern Romania. They emigrated from Russia over 200 years ago as dissenters with the mainline Russian Orthodox... Lipovan Russians
    • The Ukrainians are a Slavic people of central-eastern Europe. They are the descendants of several peoples who inhabited the vast area extending from north of the Black Sea to the borders of Russia, Poland, Moldova, Belarus and Slovakia. Ukraine had a very turbulent history, a fact justified by its... Ukrainians
      • Rusyns, also called Ruthenians, Ruthenes, Rusins, Rysins, Carpatho-Rusins, and Russniaks, are a modern group of ethnic groups that speak the Rusyn language and are descended from the Ruthenians that did not become Ukrainians in the 19th century. They originate from the northern Carpathians and still inhabit those areas as... Rusyns (Ruthenes)
        • Lemko - one of four major groups of Ruthenian (Ukrainian) montagnards of the northwest Carpathian mountain chain, having a unique dialect and culture. Until 1945 their settlements were scattered from the Poprad River on the west to the valley of Oslawa River on the east. Contents // 1 Name and self-description... Lemko
        • Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. Start the BoJKO article If you have created this page in the past few minutes and it has not yet appeared, it may not be visible due to a delay in updating the database. Please wait and check again... Bojko
        • Hutsuls or Huculs (Ukrainian: Гуцули, singular Гуцул) are a group of Ukrainian highlanders, considered a subgroup of Rusyns by some references. Alternative spellings are Hutzuls, Gutsuls, Gutzuls, Guculs. Huculs live in the Carpathian mountains to the east of the Lemkos and... Hucul
    • Belarusians, also spelt Belarusans, Belarussians, Byelorussians and Belorussians are a distinct ethnic group of East Slavs who are the major population of Belarus, also being minorities in the neighboring Poland (especially Bialystok province), Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine. Noticeable numbers are in emigration in the Canada. The prefix Bela can be... Belarusians
    • Poleszuk (Polish), Poliszuk or Polishchuk (local Ukrainian dialect), Palyashchuk (Belarusian), or Poleshchuk (Russian) is the name given to the people who populated the swamps of Polesie. When asked for their nationality, they usually answered tutejszy (I am local), so during a census in the Polish part of the Russian Empire... Poleszuks (transitional between Ukrainians and Belarussians)
  • West Slavs:
    • You may also be looking for the plural of the word pole. The Poles are a western Slavic ethnic group primarily associated with Poland and the Polish language. There are around 38 million Poles in Poland as well as autochthonous Polish minorities in the surrounding countries such as Germany, Lithuania... Poles
      • Mazurs are Polish ethnic group from Mazovia (Catholics) or East Prussia (Protestant), the latter often called Masurians in English. Their name derives from the Lekhitic tribe of Masovians (Mazowszanie) who gave their name to the land of Masovia (Mazowsze). In the Middle ages the inhabitants of the northern part of... Mazurians
      • Silesian language can refer to the Silesian - a dialect of Polish, sometimes considered a separate Western Slavonic language related to Czech and Polish), or the Lower Silesian (a dialect of German). Both are spoken in the region of Silesia. Silesian can also mean from or related to Silesia, Lower Silesia... Silesians
      • The Warmiak are a Polish ethnic group from Warmia, mostly Roman Catholics. Between the 14th and 17th centuries, settlers from northern Mazovia moved to former teritories of Old Prussians following their conquest by Teutonic Order. Since the bishopry of Warmia became part of Poland in 1466, most of Warmiaks remained... Warmiaks
      • Pomeranians (Pomorzanie) are a group of Slavic tribes living in historical region of Pomerania along the shore of Baltic Sea between Oder and Vistula rivers. Today this region is known as the Eastern Pomerania (or Gdansk Pomerania). They used to speak dialects belonging to Lekhitic branch of West Slavic languages... Pomeranians
        • Kashubians (also Kassubians, or Cassubians, in Kashubian: Kaszëbi) are a Slavic ethnic group living in modern-day northwestern Poland. They are the direct descendants of an early Slavic tribe of Pomeranians, who took their name from the fact that they settled down in Pomerania (from Slavic: Pomore - the... Kashubians
        • Slovincian is an extinct dialect of the Pomeranian language, spoken between the lakes Gardno and Lebsko in Pomerania. As everyday language of the community Slovincian died out and was replaced by Low German at the turn of the 20th century, however single words and expressions survived until the years after... Slovincians
        • The Kociewiacy are a Polish ethnic group. They live in Pomerania south of Gdansk. Their biggest city is Starogard Gdanski. The region they inhabit is called Kociewie and has well developed industry and agriculture. Most of the Kociewiacy are Roman Catholics. They live next to the other important ethnic group... Kociewiacy
        • The Borowiacy are a Polish ethnic group who traditionally inhabit the area of the Tuchola forests near Tuchola in eastern Pomerania. Categories: Stub | Slavic ethnic groups ... Borowiacy
    • Categories: Ethnicity stubs | Slavic nations | Czech Republic ... Czechs
      • The Moravians are the Slavic inhabitants of modern Moravia, the easternmost part of the Czech Republic. They speak Moravian dialects of the Czech language and are nowadays mostly considered a branch of the Czechs. To the north of the Moravia (or rather a northern part of the Moravian region of... Moravians
    • The Slovaks are a western Slavic ethnic group that primarily inhabits Slovakia and speaks the Slovak language. There are approximately 5 million autochthonous Slovaks in Slovakia, around 300,000 in the Czech Republic, around 100,000 in Hungary, around 80,000 in Serbia, mostly in Vojvodina, around 20,000 in... Slovaks
    • Rusyns, also called Ruthenians, Ruthenes, Rusins, Rysins, Carpatho-Rusins, and Russniaks, are a modern group of ethnic groups that speak the Rusyn language and are descended from the Ruthenians that did not become Ukrainians in the 19th century. They originate from the northern Carpathians and still inhabit those areas as... Vojvodina Rusyns
    • Sorbian national flag The Sorbs (also Lusatians or Lusatia Serbs) are a relatively small west Slavic people, living as a minority in the region known as Lusatia in the German states of Saxony and Brandenburg (in former GDR territory). They belong to the same language group as the Poles, Czechs... Sorbs (Lusatians, Serb-Lusatians)
  • South Slavs:
    • Bulgarians Total population: 11 to 12 million (est.including Bulgarians outside Bulgaria) Population: Bulgaria  6,665,000 (2001) Albania  5,000 Argentina  30,000 (est.) Austria  50,000 (est.) Canada  150,000 (est.) Czech Republic  10,000 (est.) France  20,000 (est.) Germany... Bulgarians
      • Muslim Bulgarians (also Bulgarian Mohammedans, bul:Българи-мохамедани; local: Pomak, Ahrian, Poganets, Marvak, Poturnak) are descendants of Christian Bulgarians who were forcibly converted to Islam by the Turks, during the 16th and the 18th century... Pomacs
    • The Macedonian Slavs are an ethnic group which inhabits the geographical region of Macedonia in south-eastern Europe and speaks the Macedonian language. They are generally associated with the Macedonian Orthodox Church and are said to be the descendents of ancient Thracian, Illyrian, Slavic and Bulgar tribes. The Macedonian Slavs... Macedonians
      • Muslim Bulgarians (also Bulgarian Mohammedans, bul:Българи-мохамедани; local: Pomak, Ahrian, Poganets, Marvak, Poturnak) are descendants of Christian Bulgarians who were forcibly converted to Islam by the Turks, during the 16th and the 18th century... Torbesh
    • Bosniaks Total population: 2.4 million (est.) Significant populations in: Bosnia: 1,800,000 Serbia: 136,000 Montenegro: 63,000 Croatia: 40,000 Slovenia: 32,500 Macedonia: 17,000 USA: 130,000 Elsewhere in the world: XXXX Language Bosnian language Religion Predominantly Sunni Muslims along with large Atheist minority. Related... Bosniaks
    • Muslims by nationality was a term used in Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to describe people who spoke Serbo-Croatian language and professed Islam that werent identified as one of the other nations. Albanians and other non-Slavic Muslims were not part of this group. The Constitution of SFRY... Muslims
    • Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a south Slavic people mostly living in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (where theyre one of the constitutive nations). Autochthonous Croat minorities exist in Vojvodina (northern Serbia) and in the Austrian province of Burgenland as well as bordering areas of western Hungary and Slovakia. There... Croats
      • The neutrality of this article is disputed. Please see the relevant discussion on the talk page. The Bokelj people (pl. Bokelji) are the inhabitants of the Boka Kotorska (hence the name) and adjacent regions (near the towns of Kotor, Tivat, Herceg Novi, Risan, Perast). Contents // 1 Origin 2 Population 3... Bokelji Croats
      • Bunjevci (singular Bunjevac, pronounced Bunyevtzi and Bunyevatz resp.) are a South ethnic group originally from the Dinaric Alps region, now mostly living in the Bačka/Bácska (today northern Serbia or Vojvodina) and southern Hungary (particularly in the Baja region). They are Roman Catholic by faith... Bunjevci Croats
      • Janjevci are inhabitants of the Kosovo town of Janjevo and surrounding villages, located near Pristina as well as villages centered around Letnica near Vitina (Papare, Vrmez, Vrnavo Kolo). The Janjevci as a specific group are one of two Roman Catholic South Slavic regional subgroups in Kosovo. The Janjevci are descended... Janjevci
      • Molise Croats are Croatian subgroup, found in the Molise region of Italy. They form majority in the villages Acquaviva, San Felice del Molise and Montemitro. There are about 1.700 speakers of Molise Croatian in these villages. Additionally, there are about 1.000 people in other parts of Italy in... Molise Croats
      • Burgenland Croats
      • Šokci Croats
    • Bunjevci (singular Bunjevac, pronounced Bunyevtzi and Bunyevatz resp.) are a South ethnic group originally from the Dinaric Alps region, now mostly living in the Bačka/Bácska (today northern Serbia or Vojvodina) and southern Hungary (particularly in the Baja region). They are Roman Catholic by faith... Bunjevci
    • Šokci
    • The Yugoslavs were a relatively short-lived nationality that was created at the time of Yugoslavia. In general, they were ethnically a south Slavic people speaking a South Slavic language (most often Serbo-Croatian, the most widespread official language of socialist Yugoslavia). The 1971 census recorded 273,077 Yugoslavs, or... Yugoslavs
    • Serbs Total population: 11 million (est.) Population: Serbia and Montenegro  6,674,470 Bosnia and Herzegovina  1,479,930 Croatia  201,631 (2001) (580,000 in 1991) Slovenia  38,964 (2002) FYROM  35,939 (2002) Albania  10,000 Romania  22,725 (2002) Hungary... Serbs
      • Krashovans
      • The word Montenegrins may also refer to all residents of Montenegro, regardless of nationality. The neutrality of this article is disputed. Please see the relevant discussion on the talk page. Parts of this article are self-contradictory. Please see the talk page if you wish to help repair it. Montenegrins... Montenegrin Serbs
    • The Gorani are an ethnic group living in a region called Gora (Slavic for Mountain) just south of Prizren in the Serbian province of Kosovo-Metohia, currently under NATO and United Nations administration. They also make the majority in the Sara mountain range. The Gorani are Slavic by origin and... Gorani
    • The word Montenegrins may also refer to all residents of Montenegro, regardless of nationality. The neutrality of this article is disputed. Please see the relevant discussion on the talk page. Parts of this article are self-contradictory. Please see the talk page if you wish to help repair it. Montenegrins... Montenegrins
    • Slovenians or Slovenes (Slovenian Slovenci, singular Slovenec, feminine Slovenka) are a South Slavic people primarily associated with Slovenia and the Slovenian language. Most Slovenians today live within the borders of the independent Slovenia (circa 2,000,000). There are autochthonous Slovenian minorities in northeastern parts of Italy (100,000), southern... Slovenians
      • Caranthanians (Latin Quarantani, Slovenian Karantanci) were the only Alpine Slavs in the early middle ages and the first ethnic name of an old Slovenian people as a separate part of the Slavs (Latin Sclavi qui dicuntur Quarantani, Slavs called Caranthanians). After the disentegration of Samos realm, they established the... Karantanians (Proto- Slovenians or Slovenes (Slovenian Slovenci, singular Slovenec, feminine Slovenka) are a South Slavic people primarily associated with Slovenia and the Slovenian language. Most Slovenians today live within the borders of the independent Slovenia (circa 2,000,000). There are autochthonous Slovenian minorities in northeastern parts of Italy (100,000), southern... Slovenes)

The Slavic homeland debates

Two major historical theories address the issue of the original homeland of Slavs:

  1. the autochthonic theory assumes that Slavs had lived north of the This is about the terrestrial mountain range. There is also a lunar range called the Montes Carpatus. Satellite image of the Carpathians The Carpathian Mountains are the eastern wing of the great central mountain system of Europe curving 1500 km (~900 miles) along the borders of the Czech Republic, Poland... Carpathian Mountains since (Redirected from 1000 BC) Centuries: 12th century BC - 11th century BC - 10th century BC Decades: 1050s BC 1040s BC 1030s BC 1020s BC 1010s BC - 1000s BC - 990s BC 980s BC 970s BC 960s BC 950s BC Events and Trends 1006 BC - David becomes king of the ancient Israelites (traditional... 1000 BC.
  2. the allochthonic theory assumes that the Slavs came there in the ( 4th century - 5th century - 6th century - other centuries) Contents // 1 Events 2 Significant persons 3 Inventions, discoveries, introductions 4 Decades and years Events Rome sacked by Visigoths in 410. Attila the Hun conquers large parts of Europe, threatens to attack Rome in 452 Vandals conquer Carthage in 439, sack Rome... 5th or (5th century — 6th century — 7th century — other centuries) Contents // 1 Events 2 Significant persons 3 Inventions, discoveries, introductions 4 Decades and years Events The first academy of the east the Academy of Gundeshapur founded in Persia by the Persian Shah Khosrau I. Irish colonists and invaders, the... 6th century AD.

The Germans (German: die Deutschen) are people of German descent, i.e. ones associating themselves with the heritage of German culture. The concept of who is a German has varied. Until the 19th century, it denoted the speakers of German, and was a much more distinct concept than that of... Germans and different Slavic nations employed both theories as tools of political This article is about the type of communication. For other meanings, see Propaganda (disambiguation). North Korean propaganda showing a soldier destroying the United States Capitol building. Propaganda is a specific type of message presentation aimed at serving an agenda. At its root, the denotation of propaganda is to propagate (actively... propaganda, resulting in general confusion. Some scientists (such as Kazimierz Godlowski or Zdenek Vana) consider both theories absurd: they think that Slavs as such appeared and differentiated themselves from other tribes at some time after For other uses, see One (disambiguation), for the number, see Number 1. Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 40s BC 30s BC 20s BC 10s BC 0s BC - 0s - 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s Years: 5 BC 4 BC 3 BC 2 BC 1 BC - 1 - 2... 1 AD.


One theory suggests that two waves of Slavs existed: Proto-Slavs (called The term Venedes is used in a number of ancient texts, starting with Tacitus, to describe an ethnic group living (presumably) in Central Europe. The exact identity of the Venedes is hotly debated, and most of the theories put forward surrounding them are controversial. According to one theory, the Venedes... Venedes or Wenets) and Slavs proper; and that these two groups mixed to become today's Slavs. That theory at least tries to deal with the very complicated questions arising from Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes... archeological findings in the area of the Slavic lands. Nobody knows for sure where the Slavs lived before their big expansion. Slavs first appeared in history living in the The Pripyat River (Ukrainian: Припять, Prýpyat; Belarusian: Прыпяць, Prýpyats, Polish Prypeć) is a river in Eastern Europe, of approximately 440 miles (710 km). It flows east-west through Ukraine, Belarus, and Ukraine again, draining... Pripyat Marshes area ( Polesie (Polish spelling; Polissya, Полісся in Ukrainian, Polesye, Полесье in Russian, Palyessye or Palesse, Пале́сьсе in Belarusian) is one of the largest European swampy areas, located in the South... Polesie), but a considerable number of Slavic words have The Indo-Aryan languages form a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, thus belonging to the Indo-European family of languages. The term Indic refers to the same group without the negative connotations of Aryan. Note that in opposition to the generic adjective Indian, Indic is the term used in... Indo-Aryan links of the form suggesting genesis from a common ancestor, rather than borrowing.


An opposite recent theory, which relies on the multiregional origin hypothesis claims an autochthonous Slavic origin from pre-glacial times. According to this theory, the The term Germanic peoples may refer to: the Germanic tribes that in the first millennium were seen as a barbarian threat by the Roman Empire and its successors; the Germanic Christianity that in the second millennium came to dominate much of Northern Europe, politically organized in the Holy Roman Empire... Germanic and Romanian ( Vlachs (also called Wlachs, Wallachs, Olahs) are the Romanized population in Central and Eastern Europe, including Romanians, Aromanians, Istro-Romanians and Megleno-Romanians, but since the creation of the Romanian state, this term was mostly used for the Vlachs living south of the Danube river. They are descendants of the... Vlachian) populations would have arisen from the effect of language changes after conquest. The Slavic homeland would thus have included areas described by This article is about the historian Tacitus. For the Emperor Tacitus, see Marcus Claudius Tacitus. Gaius Cornelius Tacitus Publius or Gaius Cornelius Tacitus (c. 55–c. 117), Roman orator, lawyer, and senator, is considered one of antiquitys greatest historians. His major works—the Annals and the Histories... Tacitus as Germanía or jerigonza is the term used in Spanish to refer to the argot used by criminals or in jails. Its purpose is to keep outsiders out of the conversation. We already have some documentation in picaresque works from the Spanish Golden Century. Some writers used it in poetry... Germania. This theory has little support among scientists.


Still more confusion comes from the fact that some Slavic peoples originated as a result of complete assimilation of ancient non-Slavic peoples. For example, the name of modern Bulgarians Total population: 11 to 12 million (est.including Bulgarians outside Bulgaria) Population: Bulgaria  6,665,000 (2001) Albania  5,000 Argentina  30,000 (est.) Austria  50,000 (est.) Canada  150,000 (est.) Czech Republic  10,000 (est.) France  20,000 (est.) Germany... Bulgarians can be traced to the Turkic peoples - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ Turkic peoples From Wikipedia Areas settled by Turkic peoples in the late 19th and early 20th century The Turkic people are any of various peoples whose members speak languages in the Turkic... Turkic tribe Bulgars (also Bolgars or proto-Bulgarians) a people of Central Asia, probably originally Pamirian, whose branches became Slavicized and perhaps Turkic over time. The Turkic etymology most often given for their name is Bulgha meaning sable and is of totemistic origin. Contents // 1 Migration to Europe and establishment of Great... Bulgars who merged with Balkan Slavs in the ( 6th century - 7th century - 8th century - other centuries) Contents // 1 Events 2 Significant persons 3 Inventions, discoveries, introductions 4 Decades and years Events Islam starts in Arabia, the Quran is written, and Arabs subjugate Syria, Iraq, Persia, Egypt, North Africa and Central Asia to Islam. Sutton Hoo ship burial... 7th century.


An extreme of this spectrum of opinions, a total myth, is exposed in History -- Historical myths -- Myths from Polish history --- History of Poland In the Middle Ages and later there persisted a common belief that the Vandals were ancestors of Poles or Slavic peoples. That belief originated probably because of two facts: first, confusion of the Venedes with Vandals and secondly, because both... Connection between Poles and Vandals.


Finally, several new theories of the origin of Slavs were published and found large numbers of followers in the Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s - 1990s - 2000s 2010s 2020s Years: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Contents // 1 Events and trends 1.1 Technology 1.2 Science 1.3 War, peace and politics 1.4 Economics 1.5 Culture 1... 1990s and This article is about the decade starting at the beginning of 2000 and ending at the end of 2009. For the century or millennium starting in 2000, see the links below. Millennia: 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium - 4th millennium Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s... 2000s, fueled by the rise of nationalism in Ukraine (Україна, Ukrayina in Ukrainian; Украина in Russian) is a republic in eastern Europe which borders Russia to the east, Belarus to the north, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest and... Ukraine and Russia - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ Russia From Wikipedia The Russian Federation ( Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, transliteration: Rossiyskaya Federatsiya or Rossijskaja... Russia. Most of them attempt to establish direct connection between Slavs and For the ancient Christian sect, See Arianism. Aryan is an English word derived from the Vedic Sanskrit and Avestan term arya, meaning noble or lord. In the 19th century, the term was often used to refer to what we now call the Proto-Indo-Europeans. Aryan currently refers to the... Aryans. Some even claim that Slavs existed as an entity as early as the (8th millennium BC – 7th millennium BC – 6th millennium BC – other millennia) Events circa 7000 BC – Agriculture and settlement at Mehrgarh in South Asia circa 6500 BC – English Channel formed circa 6100 BC – The Storegga Slide, causing a megatsunami in the Norwegian Sea circa 6000... 7th to (6th millennium BC – 5th millennium BC – 4th millennium BC – other millennia) Events 4713 BC – The epoch (origin) of the Julian Period described by Joseph Justus Scaliger occurred on January 1, the astronomical Julian day number zero. c. 4500 BC – Civilization of Susa and Kish in... 5th millennium BC and were the ancestors of Ancient Mesopotamia Euphrates – Tigris Assyriology Cities / Empires Sumer: Uruk – Ur – Eridu Kish – Lagash – Nippur Akkadian Empire: Agade Babylon – Isin – Susa Assyria: Assur – Nineveh Nuzi – Nimrud Babylonia – Chaldea – Elam – Amorites Hurrians – Mitanni – Kassites Chronology Kings of Sumer... Sumerians. They say that mythical Sumerian city of Aratta was located in Ukraine.


In any event, there's plenty of archeological evidence of settlements in northern Ukraine and Poland as far back as (4th millennium BC – 3rd millennium BC – 2nd millennium BC – other millennia) Contents // 1 Events 2 Significant persons 3 Inventions, discoveries, introductions 4 Cultural landmarks 5 Centuries Events Foundation of the city of Mari (Syria) (29th century BC ) Creation of the Kingdom of Elam (Iraq) Germination of the... 3rd millennium BC ( Trypillian culture is the culture of the Neolithic people identified on the territory of modern Ukraine and Moldova in the time frame of 5400 BC - 2700 BC. The name derives from the small village of Trypillia (Трипiлля) near Kiev, Ukraine, where it was... Trypillian, Tishinets, Peshevor, Zarubinets cultures). People who lived there supported themselves mainly by the means of agriculture; some of them had mastered the use of metal by the (9th century BC - 8th century BC - 7th century BC - other centuries) (800s BC - 790s BC - 780s BC - 770s BC - 760s BC - 750s BC - 740s BC - 730s BC - 720s BC - 710s BC - 700s BC - other decades) (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium AD) Events Golden age in Armenia Assyria... 8th century BC. However, absence of written language leaves it open for debate whether those people were in any way related to modern Slavs.


Naming and etymologies

Slavs appeared in early histories as The term Venedes is used in a number of ancient texts, starting with Tacitus, to describe an ethnic group living (presumably) in Central Europe. The exact identity of the Venedes is hotly debated, and most of the theories put forward surrounding them are controversial. According to one theory, the Venedes... Venedes or The Wends are partly a term by some held equivalent to Vandals through a latinized form of Wendland, and partly a German abbreviation (also often used in English) for some Slavic people from north-central Europe. The term has not historically enjoyed consistent usage, but is most employed specifically for... Wends, but their connection to the Veneds mentioned by This article is about the historian Tacitus. For the Emperor Tacitus, see Marcus Claudius Tacitus. Gaius Cornelius Tacitus Publius or Gaius Cornelius Tacitus (c. 55–c. 117), Roman orator, lawyer, and senator, is considered one of antiquitys greatest historians. His major works—the Annals and the Histories... Tacitus, This article is about the geographer and astronomer Ptolemy. For Alexander the Greats general, see Ptolemy I of Egypt. For others named Ptolemy or Ptolemaeus, see Ptolemy (disambiguation). Claudius Ptolemaeus, given contemporary German styling, in a 16th century engraved book frontispiece Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: Κλαύδ... Ptolemy and Gaius Plinius Secundus, (23–79) better known as Pliny the Elder, was an ancient author and scientist of some importance who wrote Naturalis Historia. He was the son of a Roman eques by the daughter of the senator Gaius Caecilius of Novum Comum. He was born at Como, not... Pliny, remains uncertain, and the similarity of the two names may have come about accidentally.


Controversy surrounds the connection between the The Lugii, Lygii or Ligii (also Lygians, Lugians) were a tribe of likely Celtic or Germanic origin living in modern Poland north of the Sudetes mountains between Oder and Vistula rivers. The connection between the Lugii and the Slavs is controversial. Some recent authors connect them with Slavs, some with... Lugii and the Slavs. Some recent authors connect the Lugii with Slavs, some with The term Germanic peoples may refer to: the Germanic tribes that in the first millennium were seen as a barbarian threat by the Roman Empire and its successors; the Germanic Christianity that in the second millennium came to dominate much of Northern Europe, politically organized in the Holy Roman Empire... Germanic tribes and still others claim that they formed a compound tribe, or a confederation of tribes of different ethnicity. The Lugii or Lygii had earlier The word Celtic can refer to: the European Celtic people, ancient or modern the Celtic languages, spoken by these people and their modern descendents the Celtic (Lusitania), Celts from the Alentejo. (See also Celtiberians for a Celtic or related people in Iberia) Celtic Football Club of Glasgow, Scotland a type... Celtic elements and were actually recorded as a part of the The Vandals were an East Germanic tribe that entered the late Roman Empire, and created a state in North Africa, centered on the city of Carthage. The Vandals probably gave their name to the province of Andalusia (originally, Vandalusia), in Spain, where they temporarily settled before pushing on to Africa... Vandals in Magna Germania, which included the territory of present-day Please be advised that the factual accuracy of Wikipedia articles dealing with topics related to the Oder-Neisse Line is often disputed. Silesia (Polish Śląsk, German Schlesien, Czech Slezsko) is a historical region in central Europe. Most of it is now within the borders of Poland, but... Silesia (named for the Silingi-Vandals). The city of Legnica (Liegnitz) in Silesia may possibly commemorate the name of Lug or Lugh is an Irish sun god and king of the Tuatha Dé Danann whose name means light or brightness. His epithets include Lámfhada (long hand), for his skill with a spear or sling, and Samildánach (multi-talented, skilled in many arts). He is handsome, perpetually youthful... Lug, Ligo.


Some later writers recorded the names of Slavic peoples as Sclavens, Sclovene, and Ants. Jordanes (also Jordanis or even Iornandes, bold as a boar) was a 6th century historian in Moesia (modern Bulgaria), who provides most of the literary evidence concerning the early history of the Goths, by giving a very criticized condensation of a lost history by Cassiodorus under the title De origine... Jordanes mentions that the Venets sub-divided into three groups: the Venets, the Ants and the Sklavens. Traditionally the name "Venets" has become associated with the Western Slavs, "Sklavens" with the Southern Slavs, and the "Ants" (or "Antes") with the Eastern Slavs.


Even the origin of the word "Slav" remains controversial. In Slavic languages that word is "Słowianie", "Slovene", or something similar, with obvious similarities to word słowo or slovo meaning "word". Słowianie would mean "people who can speak", as opposed to the Slavic word for Germans, "Niemcy", that is, "niemy" - "mute", or "people who cannot speak" (compare the Greek coinage of the term " Barbarian was originally a Greek term applied to any foreigner, one not sharing a recognized culture or degree of polish with the speaker or writer employing the term. The word expressed with mocking duplication (bar-bar) alleged attempts by outsiders to speak a real language. A barbarism in language, especially... barbarian"). Another obvious similarity links "Slavs" to the word sława or slava, that is "glory" or "praise" (with a root in common with słowo - someone glorious has a word, a tale, spreading about him). Some linguists believe, however, that these obvious connections mislead, despite the early translation of the Greek word orthodoxos ("Correct/right", "glorifying/praising") having its equivalent in pravoslavni with pravo meaning "right" or "correct" and slavni meaning "those who praise" or "those who glorify" [God].


Early migrations

Presumably the Slavs, like putative Indo-European Indo-European languages Anatolian | Indo-Iranian | Greek | Italic Celtic | Germanic | Armenian Balto-Slavic | Tocharian | Albanian Proto-Indo-European Language | Society | Religion Kurgan | Yamna | BMAC | Aryan Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. By extension, it became a collective... Indo-Europeans, originated from a region in Asia (disambiguation). World map showing location of Asia A satellite composite image of Asia Asia is the central and eastern part of the continent of Eurasia, defined by subtracting the European peninsula from Eurasia. Geologically and geographically, Asia is not a continent or a subcontinent. The exact boundaries are vaguely... Asia, from which they migrated in the (4th millennium BC – 3rd millennium BC – 2nd millennium BC – other millennia) Contents // 1 Events 2 Significant persons 3 Inventions, discoveries, introductions 4 Cultural landmarks 5 Centuries Events Foundation of the city of Mari (Syria) (29th century BC ) Creation of the Kingdom of Elam (Iraq) Germination of the... 3rd or (3rd millennium BC – 2nd millennium BC – 1st millennium BC – other millennia) Contents // 1 Events 2 Significant people 3 Inventions, discoveries, introductions 4 Cultural landmarks 5 Centuries Events Second dynasty of Babylon First Bantu migrations from west Africa The Cushites drive the original inhabitants from Ethiopia, and establish... 2nd millennium BC to populate parts of eastern World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. It is conventionally considered a continent, which, in this case, is more of a cultural distinction than a geographic one. ( National Geographic, however, officially recognises... Europe.


There are many theories, as to where the nest of Slavs was located. Possibilities include today's Poland, marshes of Polesie (Polish spelling; Polissya, Полісся in Ukrainian, Polesye, Полесье in Russian, Palyessye or Palesse, Пале́сьсе in Belarusian) is one of the largest European swampy areas, located in the South... Polesie, Volhynia, areas around upper The Dnieper River (Belarusian: Дняпро/Dnyapro; Russian: Днепр/Dnepr; Ukrainian: Днiпро/Dnipro; Polish: Dniepr; Latin: Borysthenes, Danaper) is a river (2290 km length) which flows from Russia through Belarus and then Ukraine. In all three countries... Dniepr river or even Central Asia. Historians proved that in the middle of the (2nd millennium BC – 1st millennium BC – 1st millennium AD – other millennia) Contents // 1 Events 2 Significant persons 3 Inventions, Discoveries, Introductions 4 Cultural landmarks 5 Centuries and Decades Events The Iron Age began in Western Egypt declined as a major power The Tanakh was written Buddhism was... 1st millennium BC, Celtic tribes settled along the upper The Oder (or Odra) River (German: Oder, Polish/Czech: Odra, Ancient Latin: Viadua, Viadrus, Medieval Latin: Odera, Oddera) is a river in Central Europe (mostly in Poland). It begins in the Czech Republic and flows through western Poland, later forming the northern 187 km of the border between Poland and... Oder river (Odra), and Germanic tribes settled on the lower Vistula river basin Vistula ( Polish Wisła, German Weichsel) is the longest river in Poland. It is 1,047 kilometers (678 miles) long and drains about 192,000 square kilometers (74,000 sq. miles), or almost two thirds of Polands surface. The Vistula has its source in the... Vistula and lower The Oder (or Odra) River (German: Oder, Polish/Czech: Odra, Ancient Latin: Viadua, Viadrus, Medieval Latin: Odera, Oddera) is a river in Central Europe (mostly in Poland). It begins in the Czech Republic and flows through western Poland, later forming the northern 187 km of the border between Poland and... Oder river, usually without displacing the Slavs there. The lands of the The Elbe River (Czech Labe, Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, Polish Łaba, German Elbe) is one of the major waterways of central Europe. It originates in the North West Czech Republic before traversing much of Germany and finally emptying into the North Sea. the Elbe Contents // 1 Geography 2 Cities... Elbe, The Oder (or Odra) River (German: Oder, Polish/Czech: Odra, Ancient Latin: Viadua, Viadrus, Medieval Latin: Odera, Oddera) is a river in Central Europe (mostly in Poland). It begins in the Czech Republic and flows through western Poland, later forming the northern 187 km of the border between Poland and... Oder and Vistula river basin Vistula ( Polish Wisła, German Weichsel) is the longest river in Poland. It is 1,047 kilometers (678 miles) long and drains about 192,000 square kilometers (74,000 sq. miles), or almost two thirds of Polands surface. The Vistula has its source in the... Vistula Rivers all received the name Magna Germania 1900 years ago and later. However, there is no hint, which of the listed tribes were Slavic and where they lived.


Slavs emerged from being unnoticed when the movement westward of the Germans and Celts in the ( 4th century - 5th century - 6th century - other centuries) Contents // 1 Events 2 Significant persons 3 Inventions, discoveries, introductions 4 Decades and years Events Rome sacked by Visigoths in 410. Attila the Hun conquers large parts of Europe, threatens to attack Rome in 452 Vandals conquer Carthage in 439, sack Rome... 5th and (5th century — 6th century — 7th century — other centuries) Contents // 1 Events 2 Significant persons 3 Inventions, discoveries, introductions 4 Decades and years Events The first academy of the east the Academy of Gundeshapur founded in Persia by the Persian Shah Khosrau I. Irish colonists and invaders, the... 6th centuries A.D. - necessitated by the onslaught of people from Siberia and Eastern Europe: Many historians consider the Huns (meaning person in Mongolian language) the first Mongolian and Turkic people mentioned in European history. They originated from lands between modern day Siberia and Korea, then migrated progressively westward. References in Chinese sources to peoples called the Xiong-Nu (Hsiung-nu) go back to 1200... Huns, The word Avars can mean: The nomadic people that conquered the Hungarian Steppe in the early Middle Ages, the Eurasian Avars. The modern people of Caucasus, mainly of Dagestan, Caucasian Avars. Avar can mean: Avar() in Statistics is Asymptotic variance This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which... Avars, Bulgars (also Bolgars or proto-Bulgarians) a people of Central Asia, probably originally Pamirian, whose branches became Slavicized and perhaps Turkic over time. The Turkic etymology most often given for their name is Bulgha meaning sable and is of totemistic origin. Contents // 1 Migration to Europe and establishment of Great... Bulgars and This article is about the Magyar people. For the Magyar language, see Hungarian language. Magyars are an ethnic group primarily associated with Hungary. In English they are usually called Hungarians, except in some historical texts. The word Hungarian has a wider meaning, because - especially in the past - it referred to... Magyars - started the Human migration denotes any movement of groups of people from one locality to another, rather than of individual wanderers. Over the course of prehistoric time and in history, humans have been known to make large migrations. This can be compared with periodic passages of groups of animals such as some... great migration of the Slavs, who proceeded in the Germans' wake westward into the country between the Odra and the The Elbe River (Czech Labe, Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, Polish Łaba, German Elbe) is one of the major waterways of central Europe. It originates in the North West Czech Republic before traversing much of Germany and finally emptying into the North Sea. the Elbe Contents // 1 Geography 2 Cities... Elbe- Saale is the name of two rivers in Germany: the Saxonian Saale (German: Sächsische Saale) and the Franconian Saale (German: Fränkische Saale). The Franconian Saale is a right-bank tributary of the Main, in Lower Franconia. This article is about the larger, and better known Saxonian Saale (sometimes... Saale line, southward into Bohemia is also a place in the State of United States of America: see Bohemia, New York. Bohemia (Čechy in Czech, Böhmen in German) is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western and middle thirds of the Czech Republic. With an area of 52,750 sq... Bohemia, Moravia (Czech: Morava) is the eastern part of the Czech Republic. Its historical capital is Brno. For history see Great Moravia. It is named for the Morava (or March) river around which a group of Slavs settled sometime after 500 AD. The Moravians speak various dialects of Czech. Moravia is... Moravia, much of present day The Republic of Austria ( German: Republik Österreich) is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It borders Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The state is a representative democracy... Austria, the The Pannonian plain is a large plain in central/south-eastern Europe that remained when the Pliocene Pannonian Sea (see below) dried out. The river Danube divides the plain roughly in half. map of Pannonian plain The plain is roughly bounded by the Carpathian mountains, the Alps, the Dinaric Alps... Pannonian plain and the The Balkans is the historic and geographic name used to describe southeastern Europe (see the Definitions and boundaries section below). The region has a combined area of 550,000 km² and a population of around 53 million. The countries of Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, mainland Greece, the (Former Yugoslav) Republic of... Balkans, and northward along the upper This article is about the river. See also Dnipro launch vehicle for the rocket, or Dnepr (motorcycle). Dnieper Length 2,290 km Elevation of the source - m Average discharge - m³/ s Area watershed 516,300 km² Origin Russia Mouth Black Sea Basin countries Russia, Belarus, Ukraine The Dnieper... Dnieper river.


Slavs in the historical period

When their migratory movements ended there appeared among the Slavs the first rudiments of This article discusses states as sovereign political entities. For other meanings, see state (disambiguation). In international law and international relations, a state is a geographic political entity possessing politicial sovereignty, i.e. not being subject to any higher political authority. In casual language, the idea of a state and a... state organizations, each headed by a prince with a treasury and defense force, and the beginning of class differentiation, with nobles who pledged allegiance to the Statue of Charlemagne (also called Karl der Große, Charles the Great) in Frankfurt, Germany. The Franks formed one of several west Germanic tribes who entered the late Roman Empire from Frisia as foederati and established a lasting realm in an area that covers most of modern-day France and... Frankish and The following list of German Kings and Emperors is one of several Wikipedia lists of incumbents. Contents // 1 Notes 2 Conrad I 3 Ottonian Saxon Dynasty 4 Franconian Dynasty 5 Supplinburger 6 Staufen or Hohenstaufen 7 Welfs (Guelphs) 8 Staufen (Hohenstaufen) 9 Interregnum 10 Miscellaneous Houses 11 House of Habsburg... Holy Roman Emperors. Numerous Slavic place names of the Peloponesus date to the second century C.E.


In the ( 6th century - 7th century - 8th century - other centuries) Contents // 1 Events 2 Significant persons 3 Inventions, discoveries, introductions 4 Decades and years Events Islam starts in Arabia, the Quran is written, and Arabs subjugate Syria, Iraq, Persia, Egypt, North Africa and Central Asia to Islam. Sutton Hoo ship burial... 7th century The Frankish nobleman This article is part of the Czech history series. Samos realm Great Moravia Czech lands: 880s-1198 Czech lands: 1198-1526 Czech lands: 1526-1648 Czech lands: 1648-1867 Czech lands: 1867-1918 Czech lands: 1918-1992 King Samo (? – 658) was a merchant born in the Senonian country... Samo, who supported the Slavs fighting their The word Avars can mean: The nomadic people that conquered the Hungarian Steppe in the early Middle Ages, the Eurasian Avars. The modern people of Caucasus, mainly of Dagestan, Caucasian Avars. Avar can mean: Avar() in Statistics is Asymptotic variance This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which... Avar rulers, became the ruler of the first known Slav state in Central Europe. The neutrality of this article is disputed. Please see the relevant discussion on the talk page. Karantania with Carniola around 597 Karantania sometimes Carantania, Carentania, Carinthia (in old Slovenian onomastics Korotan, or Karantanija) was the first stable and independent state of Slovenians and of Slavs. Founded in the 6th century... Karantania in today's Austria and Slovenia was one Slavic state, very old are also the Principality of Nitra Region (kraj) Nitra region District (okres) Nitra Geografic coordinates 48°19 North, 18°5 East 5 Altitude 250 m Population 86,958 (2003) Area 107.97 km² Car registration plate NR Nitra (in German: Neutra, in Hungarian: Nyitra [in the past frequently Nyitria]) is a city in... Nitra and the The Moravians are the Slavic inhabitants of modern Moravia, the easternmost part of the Czech Republic. They speak Moravian dialects of the Czech language and are nowadays mostly considered a branch of the Czechs. To the north of the Moravia (or rather a northern part of the Moravian region of... Moravian principality (see under This article is part of the Czech history series. Samos realm Great Moravia Czech lands: 880s-1198 Czech lands: 1198-1526 Czech lands: 1526-1648 Czech lands: 1648-1867 Czech lands: 1867-1918 Czech lands: 1918-1992 Great Moravia (Czech Velká Morava, Slovak Veľká Morava, Latin Magna... Great Moravia). In this period there existed central Slavic groups and states such as the The Balaton Principality (also called Pannonian or Transdanubian Principality, in Slovak: Blatensk kniežatstvo, in Bulgarian: Blatensko Knezevstvo) (839/840-876) was a Slavic principality (duchy) located in the western part of the Pannonian plain, between rivers Danube to its east, Drava and Mura to the south, the R... Balaton Principality or the Severans (people of/from the North) were a Slavic tribal union occupying areas from the west Pannonian plain to the Black Sea in the 6th to 9th century. They probably belonged to the eastern branch of Slavic continuum (related to the ancestors of Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Rusyns). Severans, as well... Severans, but the eventual expansion of the This article is about the Magyar people. For the Magyar language, see Hungarian language. Magyars are an ethnic group primarily associated with Hungary. In English they are usually called Hungarians, except in some historical texts. The word Hungarian has a wider meaning, because - especially in the past - it referred to... Magyars and the The Romanians (români in present-day Romanian and rumâni in historical contexts) are an ethnic group; they are the majority inhabitants of Romania and of Moldova (where they are also called Moldovans, a disputed term); each of these countries also has other significant ethnic minorities, and the Romanians... Romanians as well as the Germanisation as a verb means to expand the German language and culture. It was the name given to the policy of Imperial Germany and Nazi Germany to expand the German language in areas populated by non-Germans. The means of the policy was eradication of non-German languages from public... Germanisation of The Republic of Austria ( German: Republik Österreich) is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It borders Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The state is a representative democracy... Austria separated the northern and southern Slavs. An explanation of the distinction between the western and eastern Slavs remains One of Wikipedias rules to consider: Please make omissions explicit when creating or editing an article. When writing an article, always aim for completeness. But if for some reason you cant cover a point that should be covered, make that omission explicit. You can do this either by... to be written.


In the historic period scarcely any unity developed among the various Slavic peoples, although faint traces of co-operation sometimes appeared. Because of vastness and diversity of the territory occupied by Slavic peoples, there were several centers of Slavic consolidation, which was never complete for many reasons. In the 19th century, National flag of all Slavs approved on the Pan-Slav convention in Prague in 1848 The 19th century movement Pan-Slavism was a movement in the mid 19th century aimed at unity of all the Slavic peoples. Its main center was in the Balkans where Southern Slavs had been ruled... Pan-Slavism developed as a movement among intellectuals, scholars, and poets, but it rarely influenced practical politics. The common Slavic experience of Soviet communism after Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (60,000 ft) into the air. August 9, 1945 World War II was a global conflict that started in 7 July 1937 in Asia and 1 September 1939 in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the... World War II within the This article is part of the Communism series. Schools of Communism Marxism Leninism Trotskyism Stalinism Maoism Left communism Council communism Anarcho-Communism Eurocommunism Juche Communist states Afghanistan (1978-1992) Albania (1945-1991) Angola (1975-1991) Benin (1975-1990) Bulgaria (1946-1989) Burma (1974-1988) Cambodia (1975-1991) Congo (1969-1991... Eastern bloc ( Map of Warsaw Pact member countries. The Warsaw Pact or Warsaw Treaty, officially named the Treaty of friendship, co-operation and mutual assistance was a military alliance of the Eastern European Soviet Bloc countries, who intended to organize against the perceived threat from the NATO alliance (which had been established... Warsaw Pact) was a high-level political and economic alliance, but nothing more, and it was Hegemony is the dominance of one group over other groups, with or without the threat of force, to the extent that, for instance, the dominant party can dictate the terms of trade to its advantage; or more broadly, that cultural perspectives become skewed to favor the dominant group. Throughout history... hegemonical in favor of certain groups. A notable political union of the 20th century that covered many South Slavs was Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in all south Slavic languages) is a term used for three separate but successive political entities that existed during most of the 20th century on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe. Translated, the name means Land of the South Slavs (jug in Jugoslavija means south). The first was a... Yugoslavia, but it broke apart as well.


History of Germany series Franks Holy Roman Empire German Confederation German Empire Weimar Republic Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (WWII) Germany since 1945 Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist... Nazi Germany, whose proponents claimed a racial superiority of the Germanic people, particularly over the Semitic is an adjective which in common parlance mistakenly refers specifically to Jewish things, while the term actually refers to things originating among speakers of Semitic languages or people descended from them, and in a linguistic context to the northeastern subfamily of Afro-Asiatic. In a linguistic context, it refers... Semitic and Slavic peoples, planned an enslavement of the Slavic peoples, and the reduction their numbers by killing the majority of the population. As a consequence, a large number of Slavs were killed in the Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (60,000 ft) into the air. August 9, 1945 World War II was a global conflict that started in 7 July 1937 in Asia and 1 September 1939 in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the... World War II.


Religion and alphabet

In religion, the Slavs traditionally divided into two main groups:

  1. those associated with the Eastern Orthodoxy - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ Eastern Orthodoxy From Wikipedia The Eastern Orthodox Church is a Christian body whose adherents are largely based in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, with a growing presence in the western world... Orthodox Churches - most Russians, most Ukrainians, most Belarusians, some Carpatho-Ruthenians ( Rusyns, also called Ruthenians, Ruthenes, Rusins, Rysins, Carpatho-Rusins, and Russniaks, are a modern group of ethnic groups that speak the Rusyn language and are descended from the Ruthenians that did not become Ukrainians in the 19th century. They originate from the northern Carpathians and still inhabit those areas as... Rusyns), most Serbs, most Bulgarians and most Macedonians
  2. those associated with the The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. Members generally prefer the term Catholic Church, but this term has multiple meanings (see Catholicism); the term Roman Catholic Church is used in this article to avoid... Catholic Church (both Roman Catholic and The term Eastern Rites may refer to the liturgical rites used by many ancient Christian Churches of Eastern Europe and the Middle East that, while being part of the Roman Catholic Church, are distinct from the Latin Rite or Western Church. Or it may apply to these particular Churches themselves... Greek Catholic) - Poles, some Sorbs, some Czechs, most Slovaks, Croats, Slovenians, some Ukrainians, a few Serbs, a few Macedonians and some Belarusians

The Orthodox/Catholic religious divisions become further exacerbated by the use of the The Cyrillic alphabet (or azbuka, from the old name of the first letters) is an alphabet used to write six natural Slavic languages (Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, and Ukrainian) and many other languages of the former Soviet Union, Asia and Eastern Europe. Letters of the Cyrillic alphabet А A... Cyrillic alphabet by the Orthodox and Uniates (Greek Catholics) and of the The Latin alphabet, also called the Roman alphabet, is the most widely used alphabetic writing system in the world. Contents // 1 Letters of the alphabet 1.1 Majuscules: Capital (upper-case) letters 1.2 Minuscules: lower-case letters 1.3 Other letters 2 Evolution 3 Spread of the Latin alphabet... Roman alphabet by Roman Catholics.


However, some Sorbian national flag The Sorbs (also Lusatians or Lusatia Serbs) are a relatively small west Slavic people, living as a minority in the region known as Lusatia in the German states of Saxony and Brandenburg (in former GDR territory). They belong to the same language group as the Poles, Czechs... Sorbs profess The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. This article forms part of the series Christianity History of Christianity Christian Worldview Creeds · Philosophy &#183 Theology Creation · Fall · Original sin · Incarnation Salvation · End Times · Divine grace · Faith · Prayer · Liturgy · Fasting... Protestantism, as do certain The Slovaks are a western Slavic ethnic group that primarily inhabits Slovakia and speaks the Slovak language. There are approximately 5 million autochthonous Slovaks in Slovakia, around 300,000 in the Czech Republic, around 100,000 in Hungary, around 80,000 in Serbia, mostly in Vojvodina, around 20,000 in... Slovaks, and a few Categories: Ethnicity stubs | Slavic nations | Czech Republic ... Czechs and Slovenians or Slovenes (Slovenian Slovenci, singular Slovenec, feminine Slovenka) are a South Slavic people primarily associated with Slovenia and the Slovenian language. Most Slovenians today live within the borders of the independent Slovenia (circa 2,000,000). There are autochthonous Slovenian minorities in northeastern parts of Italy (100,000), southern... Slovenians. They all use the Latin alphabet. Bosniaks Total population: 2.4 million (est.) Significant populations in: Bosnia: 1,800,000 Serbia: 136,000 Montenegro: 63,000 Croatia: 40,000 Slovenia: 32,500 Macedonia: 17,000 USA: 130,000 Elsewhere in the world: XXXX Language Bosnian language Religion Predominantly Sunni Muslims along with large Atheist minority. Related... Bosniaks, Muslim Bulgarians (also Bulgarian Mohammedans, bul:Българи-мохамедани; local: Pomak, Ahrian, Poganets, Marvak, Poturnak) are descendants of Christian Bulgarians who were forcibly converted to Islam by the Turks, during the 16th and the 18th century... Pomaks, Gorani could be the name of: Gorani, a village in the prefecture of Laconia Gorani, people and the English name of their language (actually Goranski) living in Kosovo and Metohia, a province of Serbia Gorani, a small group of Kurds and their dialect of the Kurdish language in Iran and... Gorani, and Muslim Bulgarians (also Bulgarian Mohammedans, bul:Българи-мохамедани; local: Pomak, Ahrian, Poganets, Marvak, Poturnak) are descendants of Christian Bulgarians who were forcibly converted to Islam by the Turks, during the 16th and the 18th century... Torbesh are A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. The word Muslim means one who submits and implies complete submission to the will of God ( Allah). Muslims believe that nature is itself Islamic, since it follows natural laws placed by God. Thus, a Muslim strives to surrender to God... Muslims.


See also

  • This is a list of famous Slavic people. John Vincent Atanasoff - Bulgarian Krasimir Balǎkov - Bulgarian Ján Bahýľ - Slovak Stefan Banach - Pole Štefan Banič - Slovak Móric Beňovský - Slovak Rudjer Boscovich - Dubrovniker Sergei Bondarchuk - Russian Zbigniew Boniek - Pole Karol Borsuk - Pole Mark Bosnich... List of Slavs
  • Slavic mythology and Slavic religion evolved over more than 3,000 years. Its conjectured that some parts of it are from neolithic or possibly even mesolithic times. The religion possesses numerous common traits with other Indo-European religions. Contents // 1 Primary Sources 2 World 3 Gods 3.1 Supreme... Slavic mythology
  • Ancient Slavs were known for their art of building wooden fortified settlements. The reconstructed Proto-Slavic word for such a settlement is *gord and is related to Germanic and Nordic *gard. Reconstruction of a gord in Biskupin Gords were being built during the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age... Gord (Slavic settlement)
  • The East Slavs are the ethnic group that evolved into the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian peoples. Each of the many nationalities of Russia has a separate history and complex origins. The historical origins of the Russian state, however, are chiefly those of the East Slavs and the assimilated Finno-Ugric... Early East Slavs

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In the 8th century another group of the Slavs represented by Rüssen antiquities (ancestors of the Sorbs) populated the basins of the Elbe and the Saale.
At the end of the 7th century the Slavs of Imen'kovo culture under the pressure of the Bulgars-Turks had to leave the Middle Volga and settle the left bank of the Dnieper where the Ants lived.
In the conclusion (p.385) it is stated that the wide Slavs migration of the beginning of the Middle Ages had greatly destroyed the ethno-tribal structure of the last Common-Slavic period.
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