Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sitonian?

But it is by no means certain that this meant the Finlanders of Finland, the ancestors of whom were probably Sitonian; i.e., one of the Sitonum gentes mentioned in the last chapter. If so, and if the old Rahwas belonged to the same class, the description of the Sitones is the description of the Ugrians of the Gulphs of Finland and Bothnia, and that of the Fenni the description of some other population.

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