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The Uar or Warr were an Ugric people, which lived in the Aral Sea region in the 1st millenium AD, and then later teamed up with Xionites[1][2] and created a new people - Warhonits-Avars (Uar-Honites, Varchonitai).[3]

Uar were the largest of the three ethnic components that make up the confederation, known in Europe as the Hephthalites, and in Chinese chronics as Yanda (嚈 噠). Uar were a dominant ethnic group in Khwarezm.


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


The Migration of Aorsen from Aral Sea and Ural to West

At the end of the 1st millennium b.c. Uar with Saka - were part of the Sarmatian tribe - Aorsen.[6][7]


Ethnonym Uar is usually translated as ethnic name - Ugra|Ugrian; or from Warr - that translated from turanian languages mean 'river'.[8]


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