Vagry

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Vagry

 

a tribe of Polabian Slavs who live in the territory called Vagriia (between the Baltic Sea, the Trnava River, and Lake Femarn). The Vagry entered into a tribal principality headed by the Bodrichi tribe. Stargrad was the main center of the Vagry territory. About 1140 the Duchy of Holstein annexed Vagriia, and the Vagry tribe was annihilated or Germanized.

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