Ahriyan is the name of a people from Tonya and Beshikdüzü ( Trabzon). The name was given by Salpazarı Turkomans. It means "native" ( Anatolian, Greek origin) or "not Turkoman". It also means “oppressive, heartless” when used as an adjective. In the Turkish language, ahriyan means “valuable, beautiful clothe”.
The ‘ahriyan’ name ( Pomak) for Muslims who live in the Balkans and speak Bulgarian, was given by Turkmens because they are not of Turkish ancestry. There is a place called Ahriyan in İskeçe city in West Thrace (Greece).