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The Masovians or Mazovians (Polish: Mazowszanie [ˈmazɔvˈʂanʲɛ]; Masovian: Masovsany[citation needed]) are a hypothetical Lechitic tribe or an ethnic group associated with the region of Mazovia. Their existence is still disputed in the historical science. They were referenced by Nestor the Chronicler in the 11th century. Mazovians were pagan before Christianisation. Perhaps they formerly buried the dead toward the North Star.[1][dead link] Their main settlements were probably in the area of Płock. Later, the inhabitants of Mazovia used to be called Mazurzy (singular: Mazur). Today, the term Mazovians is again in use and refers to the contemporary inhabitants of the Mazovian Voivodeship in Poland.