From: Piotr Gasiorowski
----- Original Message -----From: WtsDv@...Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 4:01 AMSubject: Re: [tied] Sarmatians in HungaryYes, that's right. A group of Jazygians and allied Cuman (Kipchak)
that had defected from the Mongols entered Hungary in the 13th c.
and in return for military services received special privileges
from King Béla IV. So it was a "resettlement" of the area by
Jazygians not a continuation. The descendants of this group still
call themselves the Jász which I think tends to prove that the word
Jazygian is derived from the word which appears in different sources
variously as "Jas, Yas, As, Oss, Russ. Jassy," etc." (compare the
Ossetic suffixes -ag, -ig, -ug) and that the two peoples were the
same, or branches of the same Sarmatian tribe.