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3rd century BC to the late 1st century AD. 209 BC, founded the Xiongnu Empire. The identity of the ethnic core of Xiongnu has been a subject of varied hypotheses, because only a few words, mainly titles and personal names, were preserved in the Chinese sources. In later Chinese historiography, some groups of these peoples were believed to be the possible progenitors of the Xiongnu people. Xiongnu and other Hu peoples.