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  • noun Plural form of Avar.

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Examples

  • As for Sarbaros, he dispatched him with his remaining army against Constantinople with a view to establishing an alliance between the western Huns who are called Avars and the Bulgars, Slavs, and Gepids, and so advancing on the City and laying siege to it.

    De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History » The Campaigns of Emperor Herakleios (620-6), according to the Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor

  • It was also around this time that a band of Mongolian nomads called the Avars migrated westward toward Europe, where they would eventually establish an empire.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The Avars were a nomad tribe, and the horse was their natural means of locomotion.

    The Balkans A History of Bulgaria—Serbia—Greece—Rumania—Turkey

  • Constantinople a line may be measured of six hundred miles: that line was marked with flames and with blood; the horses of the Avars were alternately bathed in the Euxine and the Adriatic; and the

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The Caucasus range became a repository of tongues—the Arabs called it a “Language Mountain”—peopled by Persian-speaking Ossetians and Tats; Turkic-speaking Balkars, Karachays, and Kumyks; Circassian-speaking Adyghes, Kabardins, and Cherkess; and many others—such as the Avars and Ingush—whose languages had no relatives outside the Caucasus.

    The Return

  • With its vast size, its history of migrations and conquests, russia contains a myriad of small ethnic groups—from the reindeer-herding Chukots and the shamanistic Nentsy to the Muslim Avars and the throat-singing Tuvans.

    The Return

  • The Caucasus range became a repository of tongues—the Arabs called it a “Language Mountain”—peopled by Persian-speaking Ossetians and Tats; Turkic-speaking Balkars, Karachays, and Kumyks; Circassian-speaking Adyghes, Kabardins, and Cherkess; and many others—such as the Avars and Ingush—whose languages had no relatives outside the Caucasus.

    The Return

  • The neighboring Avars were even less assimilated than the Chechens, with slightly higher rates of native language usage and observant Muslims.

    The Return

  • With its vast size, its history of migrations and conquests, russia contains a myriad of small ethnic groups—from the reindeer-herding Chukots and the shamanistic Nentsy to the Muslim Avars and the throat-singing Tuvans.

    The Return

  • The neighboring Avars were even less assimilated than the Chechens, with slightly higher rates of native language usage and observant Muslims.

    The Return

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