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


Huns, a Mongol people, probably identical with the Hiong-nu of Chinese records, who harassed the north frontier of China from the second century before to the second century after the new era, and who later (5th century) were led by Attila across Asia and Europe as far west as Chalons-sur-Marne. That the great bulk of Attila's hordes were Mongols, or Mongolo-Tartars, is evident from the contemporary descriptions of these ferocious warriors, and of Attila himself, whom Priscus describes as a man of low stature, broad chest, disproportionately large head, small eyes, with scant beard, flat nose, dark complexion. But there can be no doubt that many other peoples, and especially Ugrian Finns, helped to swell the ranks of Attila's armies, so that the term Hun has ceased to possess any clear or definite ethnological meaning.