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  1. The Scythian languages (/ ˈ s ɪ θ i ə n / or / ˈ s ɪ ð i ə n / or / ˈ s k ɪ θ i ə n /) are a group of Eastern Iranian languages of the classical and late antique period (the Middle Iranian period), spoken in a vast region of Eurasia by the populations belonging to the Scythian cultures and their descendants.

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    The Iranologist János Harmatta had however criticised the proposal of Massagetai 's derivation from masyaka-ta, meaning "fish-eating (men)," as being semantically and phonologically unacceptable, and instead suggested that the name might be derived from an early Bactrian language name Maššagatā, from an earlier Mašyagatā related to the ...