Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Varangians or Varyags (Auld Norse: Væringjar; Greek: Βάραγγοι, Βαριάγοι, Varangoi, Variagoi) wis the name gien bi Greeks an East Slavs tae Vikings,[1][2][3][4] who atween the 9t an 11t centuries ruled the medieval state o Rus' an formed the Byzantine Varangian Guard.[5][6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Varangian," Online Etymology Dictionary
  5. Milner-Gulland, R. R. Atlas of Russia and the Soviet Union. Phaidon. p. 36. ISBN 0-7148-2549-2.
  6. Schultze, Sydney (2000). Culture and Customs of Russia. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 5. ISBN 0-313-31101-3.