The Burgundians (Laitin: Burgundiōnes; Auld Norse: Burgundar; Auld Inglis: Burgendas; Greek: Βούργουνδοι) wur an East Germanic tribe which mey hae emigratit frae mainland Scandinavie tae the Baltic island o Bornholm, an frae thare tae the Vistula basin, in middle modren Poland. A pairt o the Burgundian tribes migrated further wastward, whaur thay mey hae pairticipatit in the 406 Crossin o the Rhine, efter which thay settled in the Rhine Valley an established the Kinrick o the Burgundians. Anither pairt o Burgundians stayed in thair previous homeland in Oder-Vistula basin an furmed a contingent in Attila's Hunnic airmy bi 451.[1][2]

The Roman empire unner Hadrian (ruled 117-38), shawin the location o the Burgundiones Germanic group, then inhabitin the region atween the Viadua (Oder) an Visula (Vistula) rivers (Poland)

Thair name survives in the regional appellation, Burgundy.


  1. Sidonnius Appolinarius, Carmina, 7, 322
  2. Luebe, Die Burgunder, in Krüger II, p. 373 n. 21, in Herbert Schutz, Tools, weapons and ornaments: Germanic material culture in Pre-Carolingian Central Europe, 400-750, BRILL, 2001, p.36