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Ethno-linguistic map of the Italian peninsula in the Iron Age.

The Indo-European or Indo-European ancient peoples and tribes who immigrated to Italy are called Italiker or Italer ( Latin Italus ) ; accordingly, their languages ​​are summarized as Italic languages . There are two main groups: the Latino-Faliska language group ( Latiner , Falisker ) and the Oscar - Umbrian language group ( Osker , Umbrer , Samnite ). Some researchers suggest that it was around 1200 to 1000 BC. Immigrated to Italy from the north via the Alps. Since the 4th century BC BC Rome subjugated the remaining Italians.


Web links

Wiktionary: Italians  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. On the Oscar-Umbrian language group see Giacomo Devoto : History of the Language of Rome . Translated from the Italian by Ilona Opelt. Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, Heidelberg 1968, pp. 62–70.