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Posted 2009-05-11 05:12 (#61411 - in reply to #61395)
Subject: RE: "Iimmigrants lithuanians" are not nessesary


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The chronicles are reporting only about nadruvian and skalvian settlers around 1300 - 1400 in that area that became a wilderness.  


I think the main argument for Scalvian and Nadruvian "Lithuanianess" is absence of clearly western baltic toponymics in the area, unlike yotvingian lands that were turned into wilderness as well, many place names survived, like my earlier mentioned Ingavangis, Leipalingis, Veisejai, Kirsna etc (kirsnan in Prussian means black).
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