regarding Magyars (Hungarians)there r many similarities in culture to Asia, I (of Hungarian decent) each chicken feet which mum cooks in her chicken soup. Even my young Chinese (Malaysian/Honki) friends wont eat feet LOL. Burial traditions, Music, etc, are Asiatic in style.
Our bows were similar to Mongolian style. Fighting tactics, etc.
The language is ancient & despite common belief is not borrowed from much younger languages as has been proven many times by those that have actually studied the language. Uygurs are very similar culturally to Hungarians & back in the 8th century BC (or was it AD?) Chinese ambasidor said the Ugyur empire was far superior to the Chinese of that era (no offence intended) in medicine, building, etc. I will find the link for you.
All we need to do is look at how we act today to know how people acted in the past. There was much interaction between tribes, communities, nations, etc, hence much culture would have been exchanged as well. Look at how English words creep into manylanguages through mass media. In the past the same would happen though much slower at the peasant level, faster at the elite level.
BTW, Magyar means: Mag (Seed), Yar (wander/journey), ie, the seed of mankind wanders forth, maybe in refernce to thelast great flood?
It is hypothesised by scholars that Magyars jouneyed from the E.Europe to establish Sumeria, or at least dwelt in that area as or with the Hun.
Several Eqyptian rulers names are common Hungarians names.
To illustrate: “Chambell, an English researcher, writes that in Upper Egypt, in the city of Karnak, on the wall of one of the temples, it is written in hieroglyphs, that in the empire in the reign of the Pharaoh Tutmoses III, there lived a people called the Maghars
who were fighting on the side of the Hittites. The hieroglyphic text mentions the cities of Arad, Árpád
and Maghara in the land of the Maghars. (Arad is also the name of a Hungarian city which was given to Rumania in 1920.)" Arpad was Hungary's 1st King. "The name Maghar is almost identical to the Sumerian name MAH-GAR and the Hungarian name Magyar. Since the signs of the Magyar runic script most closely resemble those of the Phoenician runic script and Hungarian city names appear in that region, it would indicate that the Magyars lived here at the time of the development of the runic script.”http://www.magtudin..../Homeland 8.htm
“Dr. Nagy attempts to prove his theory by using extensive examples to show the linguistic similarities between the Sumerian, Old Magyar, and the current Magyar language. He also refers to several works written during the first millennium, including the Arpad codices and the De Administrando Imperio, and also relies on his own research of over fifty years.
One point he makes is that while there are only two hundred Magyar words related to the Finno-Ugric language, there are over two thousand words related to the Sumerian language. (Nagy, 10) “
“Runic scientist Sándor Forrai made a table that shows fifty percent similarity between the Magyar and Phoenician runic scripts and forty-four percent resemblance between the Magyar and Etruscan runic scripts. There was only a twenty-eight percent resemblance to the Old Turkic runic script. This disproves the theory that the Magyar runic script developed from the Turkish. The Glagolitic, Cyrillic or other scripts do not resemble the Magyar runic script.”
thankyou for reading this.