Alans

The Alans, or the Alani, occasionally termed Alauni or Halani, were a group of Sarmatian tribes, nomadic pastoralists of the 1st millennium AD who spoke an Eastern Iranian language which derived from Scytho-Sarmatian and which in turn evolved into modern Ossetian.

Read more about Alans:  Name, Timeline, Early Alans, Archaeology, Migration To Gaul, Hispania and Africa, Alans and Slavs, Medieval Alania, Religion, Language, and Later History

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Asud
... Asud is the plural of As, the Arabic name for the Alans ... After the Mongol invasion of Rus, many Alans submitted to the Mongol Empire ... The Alan imperial guard was divided into two corps with headquarters in Karakorum ...
Alans - Religion, Language, and Later History
... In the 4th–5th centuries the Alans were at least partially Christianized by Byzantine missionaries of the Arian church ... In the 13th century, fresh invading Mongol hordes pushed the eastern Alans further south into the Caucasus, where they mixed with native Caucasian groups and successively formed ... The descendants of the Alans, who live in the autonomous republics of Russia and Georgia, speak the Ossetic language which belongs to the Northeastern ...
Alania - Later History
... After the downfall of Khazaria, the Alan kings frequently allied with the Byzantines and various Georgian rulers for protection against encroachments by northern steppe peoples such as the Pechenegs and Kipchaks ... This happened in 1033, the year when the Alans and the Rus sacked the coast of Shirvan in modern-day Azerbaijan ... in East Slavic chronicles, but archaeology indicates that the Alans maintained trade contacts with the Rus' principality of Tmutarakan ...
Alania - History - Alliance With Khazaria
... of their united stand against the successive waves of invaders from the south, the Alans of the Caucasus fell under the overlordship of the Khazar Khaganate ... the anonymous author of the Schechter Letter, many Alans were during this period adherents of Judaism ... However, in the early 10th century, the Alans fell under the influence of the Byzantine Empire, possibly due to the conversion of their ruler to Christianity ...
Attaces
... Addac or Attaces (died 418) was king of the western Alans in Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula, modern Spain and Portugal) ... In 409, the Alans settled in the provinces of Lusitania and Carthaginiensis Alani Lusitaniam et Carthaginiensem provincias, et Wandali cognomine Silingi Baeticam sortiuntur ... Some doubt whether the Alans held all or just parts of Carthaginiensis ...