The Pannonian Avars, an aa kent as the Obri (in Ruthenie chronicles), the Abaroi an Varchonitai (Warhonits) (in Byzantine soorces), an the "Pseudo-Avars" an Varchonites (bi the Göktürks), war a group o Eurasie nomads o unkent origin during the early Middle Ages.
↑Beckwith 2009, pp. 390–391: "... the Avars certainly contained peoples belonging to several different ethnolinguistic groups, so that attempts to identify them with one or another specific eastern people are misguided."
↑Kyzlasov 1996, p. 322: "The Juan-Juan state was undoubtedly multi-ethnic, but there is no definite evidence as to their language... Some scholars link the Central Asian Juan-Juan with the Avars who came to Europe in the mid-sixth century. According to widespread but unproven and probably unjustified opinion, the Avars spoke a language of the Turkic group."