Origin of Rhaetian
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Historical Examples of rhetian
Three languages are spoken in Switzerland, without including the Rhetian, or any of the numerous patois.A Residence in France
J. Fenimore Cooper
Napoleon, on the contrary, in speaking of the Rhetian Alps, said that "an army could pass wherever a man could put his foot."The Art of War
Baron Henri de Jomini
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.