The Proto-Slavic Tribes
Part Four (Л-Я)
204 pages (in Bulgarian)
The main goal of this research is to clarify the migration process from the Balkan-Carpathian lands during the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D. As a condition sine qua non for the understanding of the stages of this process is the detailed reconstruction of the tribal structure of the proto-Slavic (or Thracian) territories during the pre-Roman Era.
The fourth part of the Proto-Slavic Tribes study comprises part of the paragraphs that deal with every separate tribe following lexicographic order. The present volume comprises the tribes and the related names
starting with the letters "Л" то "Я".
There are articles herein about tribes, which have been featured by short theses in Part ІІІ, or for the existence of which there is no direct evidence in the ancient and medieval sources. The arguments for the separation of these tribal structures rely on complex evidence. Some articles are devoted to rivers in the Proto-Slavic lands (Prut, Seret) and their related tribal entities.
The roots of the slavic peoples of Czechs, Serbs, and Croatians have been traced to Dacia, where tribes were formed, featuring these ethnonyms. Additional material confirms the structural continuity of tribal, river, and settlement names with Thracians (Proto-Slavs) and Slavs. Proto-slavic roots have been found, i.e., Thracian words, which still exist in the slavic languages.