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English translation: Illyrians, Avars, and Ruthenians

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German term or phrase:Illyrer, Awaren und Ruthenen
English translation:Illyrians, Avars, and Ruthenians
Entered by: Erik Macki
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16:46 Jan 2, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Illyrer, Awaren und Ruthenen
Hi Friends! Please bear with me, this is going to be an ongoing consulation. I thought I knew Austria well enough, but a translation has brought me in deeper. First Q: the above are peoples who have intervened in Austrian culture, and I never bothered to find out what they were called in English.
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 00:58
Illyrians, Avars, and Ruthenians
Explanation:
The Illyrians were the original inhabitants of the coast of what is now Croatia and Montenegro; relatively little is known about them and their language, although their language constitutes a now-extinct branch of Indo-European.

The Avars were a Mongolic people (their name in Chinese is Juanjuan), who, along with other Mongolic and Turkic peoples such as the Huns, invaded Eastern Europe during the Middle Ages.

The Ruthenians are a Slavic-speaking people who live in Ruthenia, today a part of Ukraine. Since the Middle Ages, Ruthenia has been a part of variously (Austria-)Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, etc.
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Erik Macki
Local time: 15:58
Grading comment
Thank you. I suspected the translation but the history (especially Ruthenia) escapes me.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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18 mins
Illyrians, Avarians, Ruthenes


Explanation:
See the following web site concerning the Illyrians:

http://www.albanian.com/main/history/illyrians.html


for Avarians see:

http://www.khoras.net/Khoras/Races/Greater Races/Avarians/Av...


for Ruthenes see:

http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/wooton/34/macartney/5.h...






    see above
Lisanne
Local time: 00:58
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 48

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Dorothee Racette
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25 mins
Illyrians, Avars, and Ruthenians


Explanation:
The Illyrians were the original inhabitants of the coast of what is now Croatia and Montenegro; relatively little is known about them and their language, although their language constitutes a now-extinct branch of Indo-European.

The Avars were a Mongolic people (their name in Chinese is Juanjuan), who, along with other Mongolic and Turkic peoples such as the Huns, invaded Eastern Europe during the Middle Ages.

The Ruthenians are a Slavic-speaking people who live in Ruthenia, today a part of Ukraine. Since the Middle Ages, Ruthenia has been a part of variously (Austria-)Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, etc.


    I have a Ph.C. in Germanic linguistics.
    A good reference on this topic: In Search of the Indo-Europeans www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0500276161
Erik Macki
Local time: 15:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 384
Grading comment
Thank you. I suspected the translation but the history (especially Ruthenia) escapes me.

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Dorothee Racette
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