Jan 17, 3:55pm
That actually sounds accurate.
Tolkien was very vague as to the ethnicity or racial makeup of the "Easterlings." He could easily have seen them as a series of different barbarian peoples, as various as Scythians, Sarmatians, Slavs, Huns, Magyars, Mongols and Turks, having nothing more in common than coming out of the East.
(I was going to say Goths, but the Northmen have that role covered)
Yeah, that's pretty much how I see the Easterlings: a loose confederation of diverse peoples united under Sauron. Most of the peoples of the Uttermost East of Middle-earth might never have even ever seen a Man of Northman stock. Some nearer to Dorwinion and Rhovanion seem to be related to the Northmen themselves.
(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Jan 17, 3:59pm)