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History of Iran > Aryan migration to Iran
1400 - 600 B.C.
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Aryan or Indo-European is the general name given to the people thought to be originated from the steppe of central and southern Asia. Around 2500-2000 BC., these people started to emigrate to the warmer places in the south or west. Most scholars think of this as the beginning of the distinction between Indo-European tribes. Tribes who emigrated to the west became the ancestors of Germans, Slavs, Greeks, Latins, and probably Celts. People who chose the south as their destination came to be known as Indo-Iranians. There are also a rather small group of people who most likely chose not to participate in this great migration. These later entered the pages of history as Scythians and Sarmatians, although they are also believed to be nomadic Indo-Iranians since their language and customs are closely tide to the Ancient Persians.
First wave comming down on east between Caspian sea and Aral lake.
From Soghd to Marv. then to Harāt, Nīsāyeh, Kābol.
To Rokhej and Hīlmand, Sīstān Lake
This area were to hot, so they moved towards west.
Khorāsān to Damāvand and Rey.

Second wave comming down on west between Black sea and Caspian sea.
Down to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Zāgros.

some of them stayed behind above Ghafghāz (Caucasus) mountain and north west of caspian sea. They call them self Sakās (Scythians).

Native Iranians:
- Kāssū (Kūsian) in the west
- Īlām (Elamite) in the south west
Aryan tribes in Iran
Mâd (Medians): central and north-western parts.
Pârs (Persians): In south and south-western parts.
Parthav or Pârt (Parthians): north-eastern and eastern parts.

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