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Mark Dickens

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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... Turkic group that, along with the Oghurs and Onoghurs , was originally part of the Turkic Tiele (T’ieh-le) tribal confederation in Central Asia ( Zacharias Rhetor , HE XII, 7k, ix). They spoke Oghur-Bulghar Turkic and moved into the western Siberian steppe after the Huns left for Europe. Priscus (fr. 40 Blockley = fr. 30 Müller FHG ) describes how c . 463 they were attacked by the Sabirs, who had themselves been attacked by the Avars . The Oghurs, Onoghurs, and Saraghurs eventually settled on the Pontic–Caspian steppe. After their...

Oghurs

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Mark Dickens

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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... ( Urog ) Turkic group that, along with the Onoghurs and Saraghurs , was originally part of the Turkic Tiele (T’ieh-le) tribal confederation in Central Asia ( Zacharias Rhetor , HE XII, 7k, ix). They spoke Oghur-Bulghar Turkic and moved into the western Siberian steppe after the Huns left for Europe. Priscus (fr. 40 Blockley = 30 Müller, FHG ) describes how c .463 ‘the Urogi’ (scribal error for Oguri) were attacked by the Sabirs , who had themselves been attacked by the Avars . Theophylact Simocatta (VII, 7, 13–8, 6) summarizes, not...

Onoghurs

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Mark Dickens

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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...) Turkic group that, along with the Oghurs and Saraghurs , was originally part of the Turkic Tiele (T’ieh-le) tribal confederation in Central Asia ( Zacharias Rhetor , HE XII, 7k, ix). They spoke Oghur-Bulghar Turkic, and moved into the western Siberian steppe after the Huns left for Europe. Priscus (fr. 40 Blockley = fr. 30 Müller, FHG ) describes how c .463 they were attacked by the Sabirs , who had themselves been attacked by the Avars . The Oghurs, Onoghurs, and Saraghurs eventually settled on the Pontic–Caspian steppe. ...

Sabirs

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Mark Dickens

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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... ( Suwar ) A group of Huns who, after being attacked by the Avars ( Theophylact , VII, 8, 3), attacked the Saraghurs , Oghurs , and Onoghurs ( c . 463 ) somewhere on the western steppe, according to Priscus (fr. 40 Blockley—30 Müller FHG ). They were probably Turkic-speaking; their name may come from Turkic sap- ‘to wander’ and is likely to be connected with the toponym Siberia, from whence they probably originated. Arriving in the north Caucasus and the lower Volga in 506 ( Procopius , Gothic , VIII, 3, 5), they subsequently raided south...

Turkic languages

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Mark Dickens

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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...Second Türk Empire ( 682–742 ). Turkic must significantly pre-date these events; linguists posit that Proto-Turkic split at some indeterminate time into Common Turkic (ancestor of most modern Turkic languages) and Oghur-Bulghar Turkic (represented by the Oghurs , Onoghurs , Saraghurs , and Bulgars ). From the original Turkic homeland in the Altai region of Mongolia and Siberia, Turkic speakers spread westward across the Eurasian steppe and southward into Central Asia . Reconstructing the Oghur-Bulghar Turkic languages is hindered by a lack of extant texts,...

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