A new version, for an Ossetian or Ossetic poem (here iron). Ossetian descends from the language of the Scythians and Sarmatians of antiquity. Ossetian, is a language of the Iranian group, spoken in Ossetia by 500,000 speakers, divided into two, iron (literary Ossetian) and digor, it retains archaic features of the ancient Iranian. Ossetic, which is an official language in the two republics of Ossetia, uses a particular letter æ, it is found in the Ossetian "I love you" "Уарзын дæ". It is an Iranian language, the only one of any consequence spoken in the Caucasus. Separated from other Iranian-speaking peoples for nearly 2,000 years, the language of Ossetians has been of course strongly influenced by the nearby Slavic and Caucasian languages.
The Ossetians (osses)are beleived to be descended from the Alans (Alani), Iranians nomads, who migrated to the region in the Middle Ages.