Following defeats to the west the Magyar tribes looked east, across the Tisa and into Transylvania. There is little documented during this period, but it looks likely the area was inhabited by a mix of mainly Romanians and Slavs ruled under a system of voivodes and knez. The system of regional voivodes continued through into Hungarian Transylvania and the states of Wallachia and Moldavia.
The Romanians believe they are the descendents of Dacians, the Hungarians believe that the region was hardly populated and probably by Slavs, and the only written document is sometimes inaccurate "Gest Hungarorum".
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