|Originally posted by Cyrus Shahmiri|
We are discussing about the origins of the names not the nations, Maidan is a place name in Keiv which has an Iranic origin, there could be some other Iranic-origin palce or people names in this region, such as Kiev itself, why not?
For example lets read what Ukrainians themselves say:
Well. It's true that Eastern Slavs were in close contact with Iranic nomades for a very long time. And some historians even get confused while trying to distinguish whether some ancient tribes were Slavic or Iranic, like for example in the case of "Scythians plowmen" described by Herodotus.
I'm ok with discussing the extent and nature of such contacts. I just don't support affirmative statements like "Yeah, it's Iranic for sure, 100%, and nothing else."