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 (sär-mā′shə, -shē-ə)
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.


(Placename) the ancient name of a region between the Volga and Vistula Rivers now covering parts of Poland, Belarus, and SW Russia


(sɑrˈmeɪ ʃi ə, -ʃə)

the ancient name of a region in E Europe, between the Vistula and the Volga rivers.
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During the late 16th century a notion emerged that the Polish nobility was descended from the Sarmatians, a nomadic warrior race of Persian origin that had supposedly blazed out of the Black Sea Steppe and into Central Europe.
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31) "Croats were believed to be of Iranian origin, but they may have their origins in a group of Sarmatians who were dislocated by the Huns.
155-56); "so is one man of trapping a hare or another of netting a sprat, or a third of capturing boars or Sarmatians.