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A. Dialectal structure

OU (also: 'Sabellic') is a term for a group of languages spoken in eastern central and southern Italy before Romanization (see under D.). It has been possible to discern 14 vernaculars attested in inscriptions. On internal criteria they can be arranged in two dialect groups [1. 108]: the northern, 'Umbro-Sabine' one includes, as the most important representatives, Umbrian (chief towns Iguvium, Tuder), Southern Picene…

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Meiser, Gerhard (Halle/Saale), “Oscan-Umbrian”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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