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The change came again in the afternoon after crossing the Bavarian frontier and climbing slowly up on to the Swabian plateau.The New Germany|George Young
The Swabian league, the wealthiest cities of the empire, and particularly Charles V., had sworn his destruction.History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume III|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
The rule of the Swabian House is most intimately connected with Italian history.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.|Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Montgelas, the reforming Bavarian minister, treated the Tyrolese bishops with as little ceremony as the Swabian knights.History of Modern Europe 1972-1878|C. A. Fyffe
Why, is it not a fact that, to a Prussian, an Austrian or a Swabian is an alien?
1785, from Medieval Latin Suabia, from German Schwaben, from Old High German swaba, name of a Germanic tribe, related to Latin Suevus, "pertaining to the Suevi," a tribe in northeastern Germania.