20 Most Mysterious Peoples of the World

5. Cossacks

It is also not clear where they came from. Their homeland could be in the North Caucasus or at the Sea of Azov or in the west of Turkestan… Their genealogy could go back to the Scythians, the Alans, the Circassians, the Khazars, the Goths, to the Brodnici. Each version has its own supporters with their own arguments. The Cossacks of today represent a polyethnic community, but they like to emphasize that they are a separate nation. 

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