slavs in principality of nitra were only ever referred to as Slovene. the word slovak was first mentioned in the 14th century and like Kapitan Denis already mentioned was due to czech and possibly polish influence, but is a direct derivative from the word “slovene” and the word for the nation Slovensko and Slovenka remained the same. There is no clear divide between Slovene of the principality of Nitra and the modern ethnic group of Slovaks. The old term slovene was maybe more excompassing of different types of slavs where as Slovak is not, but it doesnt change the fact that the ethnogenesis of the Slovak people can be traced right back to great moravian times and already had a unique history. Every Slavic population became more aware of this “uniqueness” lets say in the 17th and 18th century but to claim slovaks dont have any real claim to these references in Proglas is utterly not true.