Thracians

Thracians inhabited the ancient provinces of: Dacia, Thracia, Moesia, Macedonia, Odrysia, Illyria, Scythia, Sarmatia, Bithynia, Mysia, Pannonia, and other regions on the Balkans and Anatolia (Eastern, Central and Southern part of the Balkan peninsula, as well as Eastern Europe). Today, these regions correspond to Romania, Moldova, Western Ukraine, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Eastern Austria, Eastern Czech Republic, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, and Eastern Turkey. Thracian tribes: Akrokomai, Agathyrsi, Agriani, Apsinthi, Asti, Bastarni, Beni, Bessi, Bisaltae, Bistoni, Bithyni, Brigi, Brizi, Carpi, Celti, Daci, Dardani, Denteleti, Dengeri, Deroni, Derzai, Dii, Diobesi, Dolonci, Drozi, Edoni, Eleti, Eneti, Getae, Gauli, Hipsalti, Illyri, Iskiten, Ismari, Kaeleti, Kaeni, Kabileti, Kabiri, Karbilezi, Kari, Kaukauni, Kikoni, Koilaleti, Koreli, Korpiali, Krestoni, Krobyzoi, Laiai, Liki, Maduateni, Maioni, Medi, Melanditi, Migdoni, Mizi, Moesi, Nipsai, Odrysi, Odomanti, Paioni, Paiti, Paphlagoni, Pelasgi, Peukini, Phragondi, Phrygi, Prianti, Pirogeri, Pieri, Sabii, Samai, Sapai, Satri, Scordisci, Scythi, Seleti, Serdi, Sigini, Synthi, Terici, Thraci, Thunatae, Thyni, Tranipsi, Tauresi, Treri, Triballi, Trilatai, Tyrageti, Uekri, Usdicezi. Today, the true thracians are the Romanians (Vlachs). Rest of the thracian people in Eastern and South Eastern Europe have mixed with the slavs, tatars, mongols and turks, and so they've lost their customs, traditions, and thracian identity. The term "Vlach" is originally an exonym. All the Vlach groups used various words derived from to refer to themselves: Români, Rumâni, Rumâri, Aromâni, Arumâni, Armâni, etc. Vlachs descend predominantly from the Romanised Dacians, Getae, Moesi, Thracians and Illyrians. Vlachs (also called Vallachians, Wallachians, Wlachs, Wallachs, Olahs or Ulahs, Greek: Βλάχοι Vláhi) is a blanket term covering several modern Latin peoples (linguistic) descending from the Latinised population in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Groups that have historically been called Vlachs include: modern-day Romanians (including Moldovans), Aromanians, Morlachs, Megleno-Romanians and Istro-Romanians. Since the creation of the Romanian state, the term in English has mostly been used for those living outside Romania. Besides the separation of some groups (Aromanians, Megleno-Romanians) during the Age of Migration, many other Vlachs could be found all over the Balkans, as far north as Poland and as far west as the territory Moravia (part of modern Czech Republic), and as far south as the present-day Greece. They reached these regions in search of better pastures, and were called "Wallachians" (Vlasi; Valaši) by the Slavic peoples. Thracian People Today Romanians: - in Romania - 23 million - in Moldova - 6 million - in Ukraine - 740,000 - in Serbia - 600,000 - in Hungary - 108,000 - in Bulgaria - 320,000 Aromanians: - in Greece 2 million - in Romania - 950,000 - in Albania - 320,000 - in Macedonia - 300,000 - in Bulgaria - 262,500 - in Serbia - 248,000 Megleno-Romanians - in Macedonia and Greece - 50,000 Istro-Romanians - living in Croatia 15,200.

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