Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Avares, a branch of Huns, who about the middle of the sixth century were driven from their home near the Altai Mountains by Chinese invaders, and ultimately forced their way into Western Europe, and held large tracts of territory in Germany N. and S. of the Danube, and in Russia as far as the Don. They were conquered and Christianised by Charlemagne. The Avares still give their name to a town and a large district (2,287 square miles) in the old province of Leghistan, Persia, on the N.E. side of the Caucasus. The population, numbering about 30,000, consists of wild predatory mountaineers, nominally subject to Russia.