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An ancient region of eastern Europe northeast of the Black Sea. The Sarmatian people occupied the area after the fourth century bc and fled across the Carpathian Mountains and along the Danube River after the onslaught of the Huns. The term is also applied to the territory between the Vistula and Volga Rivers during the time of the Roman Empire.
Sar·ma′tian adj. & n.
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(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Sarmatia, an ancient region of E Europe
1. (Placename) of or relating to Sarmatia or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Sarmatia or its inhabitants
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Sar•ma•ti•an(sɑrˈmeɪ ʃi ən, -ʃən)
1. a member of any of a group of peoples who occupied the S Eurasian steppes from about the 4th century b.c. to the 4th century a.d.
2. the Iranian language of the Sarmatians.adj.
3. of or pertaining to Sarmatia, the Sarmatians, or their language.
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