don't you exaggerate?
no. Let`s go step by step to make things clear
Do you know how Poles designated Serbs in the middle age? Racowie, yes.
Now,... you look at the words `Serbs/Serbians` and `Racowie` and you don`t see connection, if you aren`t familiar with some facts.
what is connection? Word `Ras` is crucial here. ///Remember this word (some word close to it). This is the word that designate first ancestors of Poles that spoken language from which directly inherit modern day Polish language. Poles were originally Ras/Raski (Rashki) people.///
Word `RAS` is designation for central medieval Serbian land that even gave other name to medieval Serbia. That name was Raska (Rashka). Being aware of this Poles used to call Serbs- Racowie (referring on Ras).
Do you follow me Ironside?
pronounced by foreigners (Greeks/Romans) sounded and was recorded as THRACIANS
Oldest Byzantine chronicles directly designated and call Balkan Serbs- Triballi and we know that Triballi were main Thracian tribe.
Take Etruscan ethnic name for example. Etruscans called themselves Rasena
. Others called them Etruscans and/or Tyrrhenians, while it was said that Etruscans (Rasena) originate from Rhaetia.
i already mentioned that modern day science established connection between Serbian name and name of Sarmatians. It is said that Balkan and Lusatian Serbs still using old, original and primordial name of all Slavs- Sarmatian name.
But, why then word RAS has such importance for Serbs, why that word always goes hand in hand with SRB.
Here is the answer.... SRB (root of Serbian name) by its meaning referring in Serbian on `organized numerous and brotherly people`. SRBIN /SA-BRAT/ - direct meaning in Eng. is `with brother`.
Complete meaning of the word SRB (SRBI/SARMATI) suggesting that word first time appeared when ancients started to organize itself in society. That`s why Poles remembered `Sarmatism` as kind of social and state organization.
Now, word `RAS`. In Serbian language word RAS referring on race/racial side and stays closely connected with word `RUSE` that is again connected with `RUJNI`.
direct meaning in Serbian >>>
RAS - root for the word RASA meaning `race` in Eng. For example White race
RUSE - describe something that is red/reddish, preferable red hair/skin
RUJNI - meaning directly `red people` in Eng.
All in all, we can say that RAS suggesting racial characteristic of ancients meaning that ancients were Red/Rose (White) people (in Eng.) and so they called themselves RAS. That way ancients differented itself from others (non-Whites).
So, we now know and can understand. Ancients were RAS (or form close to it) people and when first time organized in society they started to call itself SRB (form of it Serbians/Sarmatians). More later ancients designated itself as SLAVJANI (meaning- people who is able to talk, to communicate among themselves) if compare with foreigners- MUTE people- NEMCI.
RAS (domestic form) > THRACIANS (foreign derivation) > SRB /root/ (domestic form) > SARMATIA (foreign derivation)
To conclude,... Poles are Thracians meaning Poles are Ras people originally.