Balkan Illusion - phantasia archaica:"...it is very interesting to note that many of the authentic ancient Macedonianwords, according to their etymology and pronunciation, have a striking resemblanceto the appropriate words used in the modern Macedonian language (and other socalled "Slav"[sic] languages)."…" We would also mention the name of a Brygiantribe, the "Mushki", who lived in the 9th century before Christ. Their name is identical to the noun "mushki" (men), which exists in other "Slavic"languages. Their king was called Mita a name which remains unchanged in a number of "Slavic"languages."Quote taken from: "Similarities between ancient Macedonian and today's'Macedonian Culture (Linguistics and Onomastics)" by Aleksandar Donski, celebritypropagandist-historian from FYROM.Mushki / Mύσιοι - Phrygians/ΦρύγεςMita/Midas/ΜίδαςIn our search for the Mushki we will start at the easternmost location where theyhave been said to be located, in the Caucasian highlands of the ancient Moschoi:the area now called Meskheti. Meskheti / მესხეთი is a mountainous region of Georgia on the Caucasus. It takes its name after the ancient Georgian tribe of theMeskhi whom the Greeks called Moschoi and their region Moschia. The Meskhi, likeall Georgians speak a Kartvelian language, which is a linguistic family indigenous tothe Caucasus, distinct from, and unrelated to the Indo-European languages.Stephanos Byzantios in his 5th c.AD "Ethnika" dictionary of ancient nationsmentions them as follows:Mόσχοι, Κόλχιον έθνος προσεχές τοις Ματιηνοίς. Εκαταίος Ασία.Moschoi, a Kolchian nation that lives next to the Matienoi, as Hecataeos (of Miletos,c. 550 - 476 BCE) mentions in his book on Asia.Meskheti is the modern Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia. Hecataeos´ Matienoi(also known as Hurrians) lived in Matiene / Ματιηνή, a place that became a satrapyunder the Persians and continued to be so under Alexander. After Alexander theGreat´s death Matiene became independent under its satrap, Atropates /Ατροπάτηςwho declared himself a king. His kingdom became known as Media Atropatene orsimply Atropatene / Ατροπατηνή. Its name, paraphrased over the centuries, becamewhat we now call Azerbaijan. The Stephanos Byzantios´ geography for the KolchianMoschoi is therefore confirmed. The Kolchian Moschoi, despite the similarity in thephonetics of their name, are not the same people as the Mushki, though thepossibility always exists that their name "Moschoi" was assigned to them by others,confusing them with the "Mushki".