There are several theories on the origin of the Serbs. One possible theory suggests that Serbs are mix of pre-Slavic Illyrian tribes and Slavs. Another theory suggests that Serbs are descendants of a tribe known as the Lugii. These Lugii lived in central Europe, around the same area that the present-day Lusitan Sorbs of Germany live in.
According to the Iranian theory, the original Serboi were a Sarmatian (Iranian) tribe, who lived in the northern Caucasus and Eastern Europe. The earliest historical records of these Sarmatian Serboi date from the 1st century, in the works of the historian Tacitus (ca. 50 AD) and the geographer Pliny (Plinius) (69-75 AD).
In the second century, the famous Greek scientist Ptolemy in his Geography associates the Serbian name with the Sarmatian tribes of the North Caucasus and Lower Volga, just as his predecessors.
Byzantine sources report that part of the Serbs migrated southward in the late sixth century and eventually overwhelmed the lands that now make up southern Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Herzegovina and Dalmatia. In this region, Serbs mixed with other Slavic tribes (which settled there in the sixth century) and with descendants of the indigenous peoples of the Balkans: Illyrians, Dacians and "Tribals".
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