Sūduva is still full of Sūdovians
& some Yotvingians !!!
The Yatvings never really "vanished".
DNA doesn't Lie. People
( 230573 / APKEC = R1a1a > Z284 > L448 > CTS4179 > basal YP704* )
Pajevonys was historically a major
Sūdovian / Yotvingian
Cultural Seat & Spiritual Center.
One hillfort dates from the 1st-2nd century to the 13th
complex may well have been known as
/ Caligula* /
predate 2nd Century Ptolemy's mention of Σουδινοί.
* Documented by Dr. J. Basanavičius in "Apie Senovės Lietuvos Pilis", 1891, p.42
** For 2001 documentation on the
Claudius I denarius by Mykolas Michelbertas,
- excerpt from "Corpus der römischen Funde im europäischen Barbaricum: Litauen" ( Habelt, 2001 )
* On page 726 in "Romėniškasis ir tautų kraustymosi laikotarpiai" by Audronė Bliujienė
( Lietuvos Archeologija, Vol. III, Klaipėda, 2013 ) the author writes that at Kunigiškiai, Pajevonys
there was a Roman silver denarius coin issued by Emperor Claudius ( AD 41-54 ),
& cites Mykolas Michelbertas 2001.
It is very popular now in Lithuania to refer
to Pre-Christian Sūdovians as "Jotvingians".
The primary distinction now is religious
and does not consider ethnicity, nor the genetics of DNA.
the 18th Century, most
and Yotvingians were either bi- or tri-lingual,
and thus not identified when speaking
Lithuanian, Polish, or Belarussian.
They converted, went to church,
and inter-married with others.
This is how Játvįgs Jotvingians "vanished".
There may still have been old speakers
as late as the 19th Century in the
remote Białowieża Forest area.
A census by clergy in Belarus at
that time revealed 31,000 church members
identified themselves as "Yatviags".
"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"
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~ The Republic of Lithuania ruled in 2005 that SŪDUVA is only an ethnic/cultural term ~
~ Sūduva was not allowed to vote! ~
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VILKAVIŠKIO RAJONO SAVIVALDYBĖ (Pajevonys)
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