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As Smoljanen ( Smolyani ), two Slavic referred to but mutually geographically and historically very different strains of the Middle Ages.

  • that South Slavic tribe after which the Bulgarian city of Smolyan is named
  • the East Slavic inhabitants of today's Russian city of Smolensk (Russians and Belarusians), legend has it that there was an alleged Smolyan tribe , to whom the founding of the city is ascribed