The hypothesis, that the population of Cyprus was purely or generally Pelasgian, appears to square remarkably with the facts.
The Minyae were expelled by a Pelasgian tribe who came from Attica.
This Roma is described as a Pelasgian place in which Evander, the introducer of scientific culture, resided.
What the Pelasgian and old Etruscan tongues were is uncertain.
Nor is the Pelasgian part of the theory easy to reconcile with the Homeric evidence.
All this is favourable to the tradition which gives it a Pelasgian character.
There is another sign, which strongly tends to connect Cyprus with the Pelasgian races, especially those which belong to Asia.
Why has Arcadia a muse of her own, but because the Pelasgian poetry is not the Hellic?
In other words, in the case before us, an Hellenic exile would very naturally betake himself among a Pelasgian people.
He who has a taste for Pelasgian speculation has a wide field opened to him.
late 15c., "of the Pelasgi," from Latin Pelasgius, from Greek Pelasgios "of the Pelasgi," from Pelasgoi "the Pelasgi," name of a prehistoric people of Greece and Asia Minor who occupied Greece before the Hellenes, probably originally *Pelag-skoi, literally "Sea-people" (see pelagic).