A people in European Sarmatia, dwelling on the
Baltic, east of the Vistula. The Sinus Venedĭcus (Gulf of
Riga), and the Venedĭci Montes, a range of mountains
between Poland and East Prussia, were called after this people. The name is preserved in that
of the curious people called the Wends, who in East Prussia still preserve many of the
Slavonic traits of their ancestors.