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    Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 02:32
Hello, people i'm new to this site and i wanted to ask you what you know about Baltic tribes? Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 02:57
I just say what it comes to my mind in few seconds.

1. Old Indo-Europeans (except Estonians)
2. Viking pillaging
3. last bastion of Paganism in Europe
4. Old Prussia and crusades
5. Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth
6. Eastern front

I admit I don't know much about Baltic states in depth and it is one of the area that I have to discover.
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Im from Lithuania i know about my history i wanted to ask people what they know about the Baltic or Aesti tribes. ClapClapClap
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Give us some introduction if you don't mind. It will be interesting for sure.
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The Balts or Baltic peoples, defined as speakers of one of the Baltic languages, a branch of the Indo-European language family, are descended from a group of Indo-European tribes who settled the area between the lower Vistula and upper Daugava and Dnieper rivers on the southeast shore of the Baltic Sea. Because the thousands of lakes and swamps in this area contributed to the Balts' geographical isolation, the Baltic languages retain a number of conservative or archaic features. In 4000BC a Giant migration started where Indo-Europeans settled near, baltic sea. There were lots of them, earliest recognition of them was in Tacitus book Germania or Germanica were he named them Aesti.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fantasus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 04:38
Denmark, Sweden and the Teutonic orders were among the "western" christian powers with large possesions for long timesw in the eastern end of the Baltic Sea. They fought the inhabitants and founded cities like Riga and  Talinn. There was some colonisation mostly by german speakers and also some germanisation. Later came the russians, mainly after victories of Czar Peter over Sweden early in the 18.th century.
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Originally posted by Rezos Rezos wrote:

Im from Lithuania i know about my history i wanted to ask people what they know about the Baltic or Aesti tribes. ClapClapClap


There's no need to shout!!!
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Im not shoutin btw :D

Edited by Rezos - 03 Nov 2014 at 08:56
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Originally posted by Rezos Rezos wrote:

The Balts or Baltic peoples, defined as speakers of one of the Baltic languages, a branch of the Indo-European language family, are descended from a group of Indo-European tribes who settled the area between the lower Vistula and upper Daugava and Dnieper rivers on the southeast shore of the Baltic Sea. Because the thousands of lakes and swamps in this area contributed to the Balts' geographical isolation, the Baltic languages retain a number of conservative or archaic features. In 4000BC a Giant migration started where Indo-Europeans settled near, baltic sea. There were lots of them, earliest recognition of them was in Tacitus book Germania or Germanica were he named them Aesti.


I guess, you are not calling Estonia as a Baltic country. Because, there are not speaking Indo-European  language. Their language is Uralic, isn't it?


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I know very little about them but I do know that there would have been several Baltic languages at one time. Of the last two remaining, Lithuanian is the most closely related to the Indic languages and is believed to include some early Indo-European words that had been lost by the time Sanskrit came to be written down. It is therefore the link between the European peoples and those of Northern India and Iran, etc.. During the Middle Ages, the Balts would have been an important group within the Hanseatic League.
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