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The Huns were a group of agro-pastoralists who migrated east of the Don River in the 4th century CE. While conventionally spoken of as a people, the subjects of the Hunnic state in Europe were not ethnically or linguistically homogeneous for most of their history, comprised as they were of Iranian, Turkic, Mongolic, and Germanic speakers, among others. Instead the term refers to a…

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Solomon Yirga, Felege-Selam, “Huns”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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