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The Dorians were a people from Macedonia, Northwest Greece, and Epirus that invaded Greece in about 1100 BC. Their invasion was partly responsible for the subsequent Greek Dark Ages[?].

According to myth, they are named for the district of Doris in Greece. However, there is no real evidence for this and their true origins are shrouded in mystery. Very few records are available from this period of history.

The were Doric and Ionic dialects of the Greek language as well as being guitar chord roots. The Doric dialect was spoken early in Classical Greece. In later periods other dialects predominated.

One of the cultural gifts from the Dorians, which was used commonly by the ancient Greeks and is still used today, particularly in government buildings and other large edifices, is the Doric column.

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