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Rhaetian

or Rhetian

[ree-shuh n, -shee-uh n] /ˈri ʃən, -ʃi ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Rhaetia.
3.
noun
4.
Origin of Rhaetian
1610-1620
1610-20; Rhaeti(a) + -an
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Rhaetian

/ˈriːʃən/
noun
1.
Also called Rhaeto-Romanic (ˈriːtəʊrəʊˈmænɪk). a group of Romance languages or dialects spoken in certain valleys of the Alps, including Romansch, Ladin, and Friulian
adjective
2.
denoting or relating to this group of languages
3.
of or relating to Rhaetia
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Word Origin and History for Rhaetian
n.

c.1600, from Latin Rhætia, ancient name of a district in the Alps and of a Roman province between the Rhine, Danube, and Po; from Rhaeti, Raiti, name of a native people. Hence Rhaeto-Romanic (1867), Rhaeto-Romance, language of the Tyrol and southern Switzerland.

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