No - I was talking about German peasants who settled in the countryside, in newly established villages.They were invited to the land as craftsman.
I don't think that there Germans also settled in the countryside, did they?The same as on northern Balkan.
No - they do not, they speak Arab like all other Egyptians:The Kopts in Egypt still speak Koptic. After 1000 years.
It is only a liturgical language - just like Latin and to a great extent Hebrew.wikipedia said:
It was finished in the mainland and only in cities and along the coastlines some Greek-speakers remained.As well in Turkey the process was never finished.
I don't think that 100% of Slavic people in year 500 AD were of R1a1 haplogroup, really.But the genetic shows 21% of allegedly slavic gen
By whom ??? Old Prussian is a Baltic language.Old Prussian is positioned between Baltic and Slavic languages
And even in the early 19th century there were still over 200,000 (as of year 1825) "Lithuanians" in East Prussia:
[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prussian_Lithuanians"]Prussian Lithuanians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
I think that many of them were actually descendants of Old Prussians, and were called "Lithuanians" due to similarity of language.
Perhaps they were Old Prussians who - after the Teutonic conquest - were assimilated with neighbouring Lithuanians.
It is not a better assumption because it does not explain why various tribes who lived thousands of miles from each other spoke very similar languages. And it also contradicts all of written sources which clearly say about invasions of Balkans by Slavic people.Isn't the assumption better, that the slavic language speaking were living aside, possibly not in towns, when Roman rule disintegrated, they suddenly appeared as Slavs.
Early Slavic invaders did not settle in cities, because they were not urban people.possibly not in towns
Cities were gradually Slavicized only later, and it lasted much longer than Slavicization of the countryside.
But when Slavic people invaded the Balkans, there were not many cities left there (except of some particular areas).
Most of cities transformed into villages or declined completely already during the late period of Roman rule.
Prussian was never the language of Wends.But Prussian in that time as Adam wrote was language of Wends
Wends lived in what is today Eastern Germany as well as in Western Pomerania (today north-western Poland).
Western Pomerania was even known as Slavonia until its conquest by crusaders during the 12th century.
Uhm, no - language of Pannonic Slavs (who were most certainly not very numerous*) was Slavic.and Hungarian was language of Pannonic Slavs.
Hungarian is the same as Magyar. And modern Hungarian is in no way similar to Slavic languages.
*Medieval Pannonia had a low density of population - this was the case even many centuries after the arrival of Magyars.
Maybe this explains why Slavic people were assimilating local population so easily:Slavs did in 10-20 years extensively
"(...) They do not keep prisoners in perpetual slavery like other peoples, but they demarcate for them a limited period of time, after which they give them a choice: they can return home after purchasing their freedom, or stay among them as free people and friends. (...)"
This is what Strategikon of Maurice writes about Slavs. Other sources confirm that early Slavs were to a large extent democratic.
But in some other cases Slavic warriors murdered all men of conquered populations, while taking only women and children with them. This happened for example after Slavic warriors captured the town of Toperus in the Aegean Islands (Procopius, III.3.9-19).
Not only they did they have "Provincia Sclaborum" in Eastern Alps, but also "Sklavonia terra" in Western Peloponnese and "Slavonia" in Western Pomerania at the Baltic Sea, and "Wendland" in Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony (which was Slavic-speaking until modern times).already few years after there was "Provincia Sclaborum" in 595 A.D. (Paulus Diaconus, Historia Langobardorum, c. IV, 7) in Eastern Alps.
In 595 according to Vita St. Columbiani they have already Provincia and are rich enough, to be attacked by Tassilo and Bavarians.
Map showing Slavic tribes in the Peloponnese from Zofia Kurnatowska's "Słowiańszczyzna Południowa":
Among the southernmost Slavic tribes in Greece were Milingowie (Μιληγγοί; Milengoi) and Jeziercy (Ἐζερῖται; Ezerītai):
[ame="http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milingowie"]Milingowie â€“ Wikipedia, wolna encyklopedia[/ame]
[ame="http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeziercy"]Jeziercy â€“ Wikipedia, wolna encyklopedia[/ame]
Wendland was inhabited by Drzewianie (Drevlans). According to this article (in Polish):"Wendland" in Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony (which was Slavic-speaking until modern times).
In Küsten near Lüchow last remains of Drevlan language in use were from year 1902.