Don

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For the River see Don River

Don (दोन) is a Jat Gotra.[1]

Origin

It gets name from Don River of Eurasia.

History

Hukum Singh Panwar [2] writes: The Russian archaeologists discovered innumerable graves of the Saka Kings and chieftains in the Kuban, north of the Caucasus (7th-6th century B.C.), in the Crimea, in south Russia, in the Taman peninsula, in the Dnieper Valley as far up as Kiev, as well as in the Don, Donetz and Volga basins as far westwards as the Urals, in the Dunube basin as far west as Hungary and in what used to be East Prussia and is now Western Poland (6th-5th century B.C.)107. Excavations of the Royal Scythian tombs by M.P. Gryazhnov, S.I. Rudenko and others at Pazyryk and other sites in the Western Altai and nearer to lake Baikal (6th-4th century B.C. contemporary of Herodotus's Royal Scythians of South Russia) were most interesting and informative108.

Mangal Sen Jindal[3] writes:

"Further, the seasonal migrations of the East German tribes in their search for good pasture must have served to make this route partially at least familiar, for it was well frequented by them. In the period of the invasions, the Goths, for instance, passed along it down to the Black Sea west lands, and established themselves in the south Russian plain first to the east, and later also to the west. of the river Don." [4]

"Dacia, which lay to the north of the lower Danube, formed and exposed outpost of the Empire (Roman) in the east. The incursions of the Goths, the first to threaten this frontier region, may be taken as illustrative of the geography of the invasions on this sector of the frontier. The Goths came from the north German plain by the vistula-Dniester route and settled to the cast of the lower Don; driven across that river in the early third century, they pressed forward to the borderlands of the Empire.

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