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Avar

[ah-vahr] /ˈɑ vɑr/
noun
1.
a member of a people, probably originating in Asia, who settled in Dacia a.d. c555, later occupied Pannonia, and invaded other parts of central and eastern Europe before their decline in the 9th century.
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  • The remnant avars were subsequently absorbed by the slavs and magyars.
  • Following avars, slavs started to arrive in the region and establish settlements.
  • The great ring of the avars, their capital fortress, was taken twice.
British Dictionary definitions for avars

Avar

/ˈeɪvɑː; ˈævɑː/
noun
1.
a member of a people of unknown origin in E Europe from the 6th to the early 9th century ad: crushed by Charlemagne around 800
2.
a member of a people of the Caucasas
3.
the language of this people, belonging to the North-East Caucasian family
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