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Attila Was Not Hungarian

And by the way, the Hungarians are NOT related to the Huns, whatever they may tell you. Since the Huns were perfectly illiterate, all we know about their language comes from studying their names. The person who did the most work on this, Otto Maenchen-Helfen thought they were most likely a Turkic tribe, speaking a language related to modern Turkish–a language which, see my previous post, is not known to have any affiliation at all with Hungarian. Remember that the Huns had disappeared from history

400 years before the Hungarians showed up–time for plenty of churning.

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