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The Scythian (or Saka) was a large empire ruled by nomads from central Asia

The Scythians (or Saka, as they were known in India) were central Asian nomads who had been much feared for centuries by civilized peoples as far west as the Greeks. They came to north-west India and conquered a large empire in the first century BC. In the second century AD they were conquered in their turn by another central Asian people, the Kushana.

map of the scythian or saka empire

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