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G. the lranians of Central Asia, Northern Iran, the Armenian, Greek and Hellenized populations of Asia Minor). 38 THE LANGUAGE GROUPINGS OF EURASIA NORTH PALAEO-SIBERIAN URALIC Finnic Ugric Samodian Kettic Yukagir Cukci-Kameadal INDO-EUROPEAN Slavic U gric Slavic ALTAIC TungusManeu Korean Turkic Slavic WEST Eskimo-Aleutian Turkic Iranian Mongol Gilyak Japanese INDO-EUROPEAN Iranian CAUCASIAN Indic DRAVIDIAN SOUTH SINOTIBETAN EAST 1HE LEGACY OF INNER ASIA The current, far from adequate state of our knowledge of the pre-history of Central and Inner Asia, the presumed "Urheimat" of the Altaic and bence Turkic peoples, does not permit us to delineate their primordial territory with any degree of precision.
19 divides Oguz into 10 subgroupings: West Oguzic consisting of 1. West Rumelian (Western Balkans), 2. East Rumelian (Eastern Balkans, Istanbul-Western Anatolia, Crimean Ottoman, Gagauz) 3. Western Anatolian/Middle Anatolian 4. East }\natolian 5. Azarbayjani 6. Sonqor 7. Sqâ'î-Aynalln, East Oguzic : 8. Xurâsân Turkic 9. Ozbek-Oguz 10. Türkmen. 22 Doerfer,1978, pp. 15-31 and 1987, p. 105 considers it a separate branch ofTurkic. This view bas not found uni versai acceptance, many scholars viewing it as close to Azarbâyjânî, cf.
B. *miat, Chin. k'üan "dog," Old Chin. B. ku, ace. 26 The Indo-Aryan tribes were clearly in motion ca. C. They not only invaded the lndian subcontinent (ca. ), but Indic 46 TIIE IRANIANS elements may have reached the Iranian plateau before the coming of the Iranians ca. 27 The eastward movement of Iranians into Central Asia can be traced, imperfectly and in large measure only conjecturally, in the shifts in archaeological cultures noted above. g. Chin. *g'wân "martial" Proto-Iran. *gWban- "to kill," Chin.