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- n. Plural form of Kuman.
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During the eleventh century the peninsula was invaded frequently by the Tartar Pechenegs and Kumans, whose aid was invoked both by Greeks and Bulgars; the result of these incursions was not always favourable to those who had promoted them; the barbarians invariably stayed longer and did more damage than had been bargained for, and usually left some of their number behind as unwelcome settlers.
This revolt coincided with the growing weakness of the eastern empire, which, surrounded on all sides by aggressive enemies -- Kumans, Saracens, Turks, and Normans -- was sickening for one of the severe illnesses which preceded its dissolution.
It is also simply not arguable that because the ancient Slavs, Huns, Tatars, Kumans, Goths, Bulgarians or any other invaded and ransacked Greece, depopulating vast tracts of land, that they have become now Macedonians - especially when they have failed to obtain even the language and customs of the Greeks.
Kumans, a Turkic tribe also known as Seldjuqs, Kimaks and other groups.