Tribe of Slavs in the Peloponnesos (qq.v.) in the Taygetos Mountains. The Ezeritai are mentioned in the De administrando imperio (q.v.) as living with the Melingoi (q.v.), another Slavic tribe. The Ezeritai revolted during the reign of Romanos I (q.v.) and were defeated. However, unlike other Slavic tribes who were assimilated, they continued to maintain their independence up to the conquest of the Peloponnesos by the Ottomans (q.v.).

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