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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Alexander KazhdanAlexander Kazhdan, Anthony CutlerAnthony Cutler

(Ἄβαροι), a nomadic people that appeared in the mid-6th C. in the steppe north of the Black Sea.Their previous history can be established only hypothetically, on the basis of identifications in Chinese and Byz. sources. Their language is thought to be Altaic.... ...

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