The Pannonian Avars, an aa kent as the Obri (in Ruthenie chronicles), the Abaroi an Varchonitai (Warhonits) (in Byzantine soorces), an the "Pseudo-Avars"  an Varchonites (bi the Göktürks), war a group o Eurasie nomads o unkent origin during the early Middle Ages.
- Avars at the Encyclopedia of Ukraine
- According to Grousset, Empire of the Steppes, page 171,Theophylact Simocatta called them pseudo-Avars because he thought the true Avars were the Rouran.
- "Avar". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
Avar, one of a people of undetermined origin and language...
- Frassetto, Michael (1 January 2003). Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe: Society in Transformation. ABC-CLIO. pp. 54–55. ISBN 1576072630. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
The exact origins of the Avars remain uncertain...
- Waldman, Carl; Mason, Catherine (2006). Encyclopedia of European Peoples. Infobase Publishing. pp. 46–49. ISBN 1-4381-2918-1. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
- Beckwith 2009, pp. 390–391: "... the Avars certainly contained peoples belonging to several different ethnolinguistic groups, so that attempts to identify them with one or another specific eastern people are misguided."
- Kyzlasov 1996, p. 322: "The Juan-Juan state was undoubtedly multi-ethnic, but there is no definite evidence as to their language... Some scholars link the Central Asian Juan-Juan with the Avars who came to Europe in the mid-sixth century. According to widespread but unproven and probably unjustified opinion, the Avars spoke a language of the Turkic group."
- Pritsak (1983, p. 359)