Saka

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Saka, Śaka, Shaka eller Saca (gammelpersisk: Sakā, persisk: ساکا; sanskrit: Śaka; gresk: Σάκαι, Sákai; latin: Sacae; kinesisk: 塞, gammelkinesisk: *Sək, pinyin: Sāi) var en gruppe nomadiske iransk folk som historisk befolkning i det nordlige og østlige eurasiske steppe og Tarimbekkenet.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Beckwith 2009, s. 68 "Modern scholars have mostly used the name Saka to refer to Iranians of the Eastern Steppe and Tarim Basin"
  2. ^ Dandamayev 1994, s. 37 "In modern scholarship the name 'Sakas' is reserved for the ancient tribes of northern and eastern Central Asia and Eastern Turkestan to distinguish them from the related Massagetae of the Aral region and the Scythians of the Pontic steppes. These tribes spoke Iranian languages, and their chief occupation was nomadic pastoralism."