Under the Ottoman system, Christians were considered an inferior class of people.
Thus, Bulgarians, like other Christians, were subjected to heavy taxes and a small portion of the Bulgarian populace experienced partial or complete Islamisation.
The population of Bulgaria descend from peoples with different origins and numbers.
They became assimilated by the Slavic settlers in the First Bulgarian Empire, three of which left something remarkable: Other pre-Slavic Indo-European peoples, including Dacians (if distinct from Thracians), Celts, Goths, Romans, Ancient Greeks, Sarmatians, Paeonians and Illyrians also settled into the later Bulgarian land.
Some Bulgarians supported the Russian Army when they crossed the Danube in the middle of the 18th century.
We have lot of features like extensive search, anti spam, abuse report, Live Help, excellent customer support etc. This is one way we help the needy and give something back to the community.Asparukh's Bulgars made a tribal union with the Severians and the "Seven clans", who were re-settled to protect the flanks of the Bulgar settlements in Scythia Minor, as the capital Pliska was built on the site of a former Slavic settlement.During the Early Byzantine Era, the Roman provincials in Scythia Minor and Moesia Secunda were already engaged in economic and social exchange with the 'barbarians' north of the Danube.By the 4th century the major city of Serdica had predominantly Thracian populace based on epigraphic evidence, which shows prevailing Latino-Thracian given names, but thereafter the names were completely replaced by Christian ones.The Early Slavs emerged from their original homeland in the early 6th century, and spread to most of the eastern Central Europe, Eastern Europe and the Balkans, thus forming three main branches: the West Slavs in eastern Central Europe, the East Slavs in Eastern Europe, and the South Slavs in Southeastern Europe (Balkans).