Re: Caucasian Alania?

From: gerryreinhartwaller2001
Message: 15322
Date: 2002-09-09

Yes. I've heard of the Alans people, a migration of Iranians from
Central Asia to the northern Caucasus. Supposedly the Alani are the
easternmost division of the Sarmatians and are Iranian nomads with
some Altaic admixture.

Best wishes,
Gerry Reinhart-Waller

--- In cybalist@..., "indravayu" <sonno3@...> wrote:
> Does anyone on the list know anything about a medieval kingdom
> called Alania? I have read that it was in the Caucasus, not far
> from where the modern Ossetes live (and that the kingdom was
> by the Ossetes Alanic ancestors), but I have come across some that
> believe that there was no such kingdom in the Caucasus, and that
> Ossetes originated in a region called Alania on the _western_
> of the Black sea, and migrated to the Caucasus at some later
> Can anyone help settle this matter?
> Thanks,
> Chris Gwinn