Brennus, would you say then that Macedonians (sorry if you don't like this term, but this is how they are known as, so this is what I will use) are in fact originally Thracians who accepted Slavic tongue, exactly like Bulgarians?
Would you call them Bulgarians?
Anyway, I suppose your geographical argument has some right:
[img width=700 height=669]http://www.emersonkent.com/images/ancient_thrace_map.jpg”/>
BTW Weren't Paionian's Illyrian-speaking and not Tracian?
Anyway, but then again, there are other maps from other timelines:
So, I think it's safe to say that both sides have right depending on historical context, no?