The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
in ancient times one of the largest tribal groups; now an ethnographic group of Lithuanians which retains several peculiarities in its language and material culture. The Aukshtaity live primarily in the eastern part of the Lithuanian SSR.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.