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Pictus
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010, 01:32 AM
The Vagoths, also known as Valagoths, are a interesting subdivision of the Goths. Why you may ask? Because some European countries have the name of a Germanic country, Deutschland/Germany, in their language as an origin to the Vagoths.

This is what Wikipedia says:

"According to Lithuanian linguist Kazimieras Būga, the name of Germans, Germany in Lithuanian and Latvian languages (“Germany”: Lith. Vokia, Vokietija, Latv. Vācija, “German (person)”: Lith. vokietis, Latv. vācietis ) is derived from the name of Vagoths (*Vāk(ia)-goth). From Baltic languages originate Finnish roots Vuoja, Vuojo and Estonian Oju, Oja in their name for Gotland: Vuojola, Vuojonmaa, Vuojanmaa, Ojumaa, Ojamaa (“maa” - land).

The Valagoths were a tribe mentioned by Nennius.".

So, what do you think?

Hagogoth
Saturday, September 4th, 2010, 09:25 PM
Interesting message! Did you read Hachmann's book
"Die Gothen und Skandinavien"? Hachmann wrote that
there are no proves for a Scandinavian origin of the
Goths.

Do you know that there exist a prove for the Swedish
origin, the so called stone circles? And how did the
Swedish Goths arrive in Sweden?

Erik

Huginn ok Muninn
Saturday, September 4th, 2010, 09:40 PM
"Origin" is always a relative term. If, as we know, the Goths lived for a time in the area of the Vistula, then it's natural to find the Lithuanians calling them Germans. I think Jordanes even asserted that the Goths had migrated from Scandinavia around 1500 BC. So what was their "origin" to people living around 100 AD?

celticastrian
Saturday, October 23rd, 2010, 01:12 PM
the goths were the geats , they originated in geatland which is gotenburg today, most of the germanic people came from sweden, germany was ruled by celts before the germani came in.