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The Uar or Warr were an Ugric people who lived in the Aral Sea region during the 1st millennium CE.

According to some scholars the Uar later merged with the Xionites,[1][2] to form the Avars (or Varchonites) who later settled in Pannonia,.[3]


The ancestors of Uar were the population of Post-Kelteminar stage of Suyurganovo culture, which according to most researchers were ethnically Ugrian tribes.[4][5]

The migration of the Aorsi from central Asia into Europe

By the end of the 1st millennium BCE, elements of the Uar had reportedly joined an Iranian-speaking nomadic tribe, the Aorsi.[6][7]


The ethnonym "Uar" is usually considered to be derived from one or two sources:


  1. ^ Гулямов Я. Г., История орошения Хорезма с древнейших времен до наших дней, Ташкент, 1957.
  2. ^ Муратов Б.А. Аланы, кавары и хиониты в этногенезе башкир//Урал-Алтай: через века в будущее: Материалы Всероссийской научной конференции. Уфа, 27 июня 2008.
  3. ^ Гумилев Л.Н. Тысячелетие вокруг Каспия. Баку, Азернешр, 1991. C. 97-98.
  4. ^ Yablonsky L.T. Kelteminar craniology. Intra-group analysis/Soviet Ethnography, Moscow, USSR Academy of Sciences, 1985, No 2. pp. 127-140
  5. ^ Masson B.M. Древние цивилизации Востока и степные племена в свете данных археологии (in russian)
  6. ^ Tarn W. W. The Greek in Bactria and India. Cambridge, 1951.
  7. ^ Vernadsky G. A History of Russia (Yale Press) ISBN 0-300-00247-5, Volume 1. Ancient Russia, 1943.
  8. ^ Гумилев Л.Н. Тысячелетие вокруг Каспия. Баку, Азернешр, 1991. C. 97-98.