The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(also known as the Stodoriane), a tribe of Polabian Slavs who lived along the Gavola (in German, Havel) River, a tributary of the Elbe. The Gavoliane joined the tribal alliance of the Liutich Slavs.
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