Initially, the Avars and their subjects lived separately, except for Slavic and Germanic women who were married to Avar men.
The term was originally coined in 19th-century British India to identify a person born to (usually) a British father and an Indian mother.
These mixed offspring were later called Anglo-Indians.
Like the Kipchaks, the Cuman invaders of Europe were also of mixed anthropological origins.
Excavations in Csengele, Hungary, have revealed normatively East Asian and European traits.
The early Avar anthropological material was said to be mostly Europoid in the seventh century according to Pál Lipták, while grave-goods indicated Middle and Central Asian parallels.