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Macedonia between the Balkans and the Greek penninsula, original Macedonia was near Mount Olympus
Maglemosian Mostly nomadic, an early Mesolithic culture in Northern Europe. They domesticated the dog.
Mamelukes Slave soldiers from non-Muslim Turkish families, used by the Muslim caliphs and the Ottoman Empire and converted to Islam. They seize power in Egypt in the 1200's.
Marcher Lords Those under WTC who defended England from the Welsh
Mayor of the Palace Frankish title first assigned for the head of the king's household, later developed into guardians of the young kings. They did all business, made war and actually ruled.
Medes Iranian people of Indo-Iranian origin who lived in the western and north-western portion of present-day Iran, under control of the Scythians in the 700's BC.
Mercia Central England kingship
Mesolithic Middle Stone Age circa 9000 BC, food gathered
Mesopotamia Means "the land between the rivers"  The area of the first civilization, Sumer. Just above the Persian Gulf in Tigris Valley. Now Iraq.

Lower Mesopotamia was ancient sites of:
Sumer in the south centered at the city of Ur, additional cities were Eridu, Larsa, Uruk, Lagash, Umma,
Akkad in the north centered at the city of Babylon, other cities were Isin, Sippar, Kutha, Kish

Between Sumer and Akkad, Nippur was a religious city

Upper Mesopotamia was:
Mitanni (Hurrians, 1400 BC)
Mari (Amorites 1700 BC)
Assyria and cities Assur, Ninevahm Calahm Dur-Sharrukin

The first occupants were Sumerians of unknown origin and spoke gutterial languages. They were soon joined by the Semities, and later the non-Semitics Hurrians, Gutians and Kashshus from the northest mountains, then Western Semitics  tribes from the deserts, the Amorites, Arameans, Chaldreans and Aramics.

Mesopotamia Sources include Canon of Ptolemy (2nd century AD) and fragments of the Berossus cuneiforms (3rd century BC)

Misianites Camel riders from Arabian desert 1100 BC
Minoa Aegean culture in Crete 3000 BC
Mongoloids In north Asia 3000 BC
Muslim Those who believe in the Islam faith, Literally, someone who has surrendered  themselves to the will of God. Arabic word.
Mycenaeans Aegean culture in Greece 3000 BC
Namur Belgium
Neanderthal People living between 150,000 and 35,000 BC during the Ice Age in Europe. Short, strong, large foreheads, no chin. Classified as a homo sapien sub category or Homo neanderthalensis
Neolithic Late Stone Age or New Stone Age, usually referring to the beginnings of agriculture
Normandy Northeast coast of France, Rollo's gift from Charles the Simple to protect France from the Viking attacks
Northumbria Danish York in eastern England, at one time was considered all of northern Britain. The first Angles in Britain settled in Deira, taking over Bernicia. Ida, c 550 was considered the first king of Bernicia and ancestor of the Northumbrians. Lothian (north) was added in the 700's.
Oghuz Turks Largest group of Turks of west Asia & east Europe, includes:
Balkans = Balkans, Greece, Bulgaria (Yugosalvia)
Gokturks = From ancient Ashina tribe
Ottomans = Anatolia, Middle East, Med area
Safavids = Iranians and Persians
Seljuks = Iranians and Persians
Ortoqids An Oghuz Turk dynasty that ruled in the Jezirah (northern Iraq), founded by Ortoq, a general originally under Malik Shah I and then under the Seljuk emir of Damascus, Tutush I.

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