Roslagen (Swedes and Goths) - Pink
Slavic Tribes - Purple
The English word 'Slave' is derived from the Slavic People. The Italian word 'Ciao' is a variant of the word schiavo which means 'I am your slave' rather than hello. Gives an alternative meaning to 'Ciao Bella'. The word took root when the old world was dominated by the Empires of the expanding Muslim world, with Constantinople and Baghdad the big cities of the Abrahamic World. The Rus were Norsemen who would make their way along dangerous routes to the trading centres, capturing and enslaving as they went. In the modern world, states with Slavic Languages makes up more than 50% of the territory of what we call Europe.