The Avar language belongs to the family of Northeast Caucasian languages. Islam has been the prevailing religion of the Avars since the 13th century. Avarians originated in Khurasan, south-east of the Caspian Sea, and migrated to the Caucasus.
About Avars (Caucasus) in brief
The Avar language belongs to the family of Northeast Caucasian languages. Islam has been the prevailing religion of the Avars since the 13th century. Avarians originated in Khurasan, south-east of the Caspian Sea, and migrated to the Caucasus. The Avar invasion of the Caucasus resulted in the establishment of an Avar ruling dynasty in Sarir, a medieval Christian state in the Dagestani highlands. During the Khazar wars against the Umayyad Caliphate in the 7th century, the Avar sided with Khazaria. Dagestan was briefly briefly briefly gained by the Ottoman Turks through the Ottoman War of 1578–1590, but many Avar inhabitants stayed under Persian suzerainty for many centuries. From the 16th century onwards, the Persians and Ottans started consolidating their authority over the entire Caucasus. By the mid-16th Century, Dagestans, nowadays, was under Persian rule, while what is now Western Georgia fell under the Ottoman Turkish rule. After many centuries of self-rule, many Avars, including many Avarian groups, briefly briefly regained high amounts of freedom and freedom. However, many ethnic groups in Dagestsan, including Avars and many other ethnic groups, lost their freedom and lost the freedom of the highlands of the North Caucasus. It is not clear whether or in what way the Caucasian Avarians are related to the early \”Pseudo-Avars\” of the Dark Ages, but it is known that with the mediation of Sarosius in 567, the Göktürks requested Byzantium to distinguish Avars of Pannonia as ‘pseudo’ Avars as opposed to the true Avars.
The modern Arab Encyclopedia states that the Magyars originated in this area, but some sources speculate a possible though uncertain connection between the two. The earliest mention of Avars in European history is by Priscus, who reported in 463 AD that a combined legation from the Saragurs, Urogs and Unogurs had requested an alliance with ByzantIUM. The only extant monument of Sarir architecture is a 10th-century church at the village of Datuna. In 729–30 AD, Surakat is mentioned as their Khagan, followed by Andunik-Nutsal at the time of Abu Muslima, then Dugry-nutsal. In the early 12th century,. Avar Khanate, a predominantly Muslim polity. The Avars could not compete with it and were incorporated by them. The Caucasus was divided and consolidated by the Persian and Ottomans, and they were incorporated into the Caucasus of Eastern Georgia in 16th and 17th centuries. In 17th and 18th centuries, Avars began to compete with them for territory.