Perepenyane ( German Zirzipanen , German Circipanen  ) - a medieval West Slavic tribe that was part of the union of the Lutichs . Together with the huts they settled north of the Pena River, which gave them their name. The main settlements through Penyan were located near Lake Teter on the territory of today's federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the areas of Demmin , Guestrow and Parchim .
There is a version of the Baltic origin of the early Cherepien (Circipani).  For the first time through the Penins appeared in these parts in the VI and VII century , having founded the city of Teter . In the 9th century, they built a fortress on the island in Teter Lake, which served not only as the residence of the prince, but also as the cult sanctuary of the god Svyatovit . Beginning in the XI century, the lands of the Penyan have repeatedly come under Danish rule; more than once, the Bodrichi and Pomeranians organized military campaigns against the Penyan . In a dispute with Dolenchians and army leaders for supremacy in the alliance of the Lutches, the Penins and huts prevailed until the Saxons entered into a feud. They defeated the Penyan and stole many captives, until they finally paid off with 15 thousand marks. During the Crusade against the Slavs in 1147, their lands were again ruined. In the 1150s , together with the huts, they rebelled against the Bodrichs, who seized part of their possessions. Subsequently, the area through the Penyan was settled by the Germans , and the remains of the Slavic population were assimilated.
- Werner Buchholz, Pommern , Siedler, 1999, pp. 23ff, ISBN 3-88680-272-8 (German)
- Joachim Herrmann et al., Die Slawen in Deutschland (German)