Iranian peoples

This article is about the ethno-linguistic group. For the inhabitants of Iran, see Demographics of Iran. "Iranics" redirects here. For left-leaning italics, see Italic type §:Left-leaning italics. Indo-European ethnolinguistic groups primarily concentrated in Southern and Western Asia

The Iranian peoples or the Iranic peoples, are a diverse Indo-European ethno-linguistic group identified by their use of the Iranian languages and other cultural similarities.

The Proto-Iranians are believed to have emerged as a separate branch of the Indo-Iranians in Central Asia in the mid-2nd millennium BC. At their peak of expansion in the mid-1st millennium BC, the territory of the Iranian peoples stretched across the entire Eurasian Steppe from the Great Hungarian Plain in the west to the Ordos Plateau in the east, to the Iranian Plateau in the south. The Western Iranian empires of the south came to dominate much of the ancient world from the 6th century BC, leaving an important cultural legacy; and the Eastern Iranians of the steppe played a decisive role in the development of Eurasian nomadism and the Silk Road.

The ancient Iranian peoples who emerged after the 1st millennium BC include the Alans, Bactrians, Dahae, Khwarazmians, Massagetae, Medes, Parthians, Persians, Sagartians, Sakas, Sarmatians, Scythians, Sogdians, and probably Cimmerians, among other Iranian-speaking peoples of Western Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Eastern Steppe.

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