The Great Migration of People is Under Way by 400 AD
Everywhere by 400 AD there were great movements of people. For various reasons, people pulled up stakes, and moved on. The Huns had already left their home in Mongolia by 90 AD and crossed the Altai Mountains after being conquered by the Chinese. As they moved West, they soon came into contact with the Finno-Ugric people living in the Southern Ural region. Many of these, such as the Votyaks, began moving West into the Baltic regions.
Most of the Finno-Ugric people (Suomensukuisia Kansoja) were spared contact with other people at this time because they were safely hidden in the vast northern forests.
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