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Latin Language

Latin Language

Latin is a classical language originally spoken in Latium, a part of Italy. Along with the extinct languages Oscan, Umbrian, and Faliscan, it belongs to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. It was written in the Latin alphabet, a writing system derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets. Through the power of Roman Republic, Latin became the dominant language in Italy, and through the Roman Empire, it was spread throughout Europe. Colloquial Latin dialects developed into the Romance languages, such as French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Romanian. Latin and French have contributed many words to English, and Latin and Greek roots are used in biology and medicine. Add ... more on Wikipedia

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