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A language found on votive tablets from south-west France (2nd cent. AD) which, in addition to elements from Latin, contains traits of an older stratum that cannot be Celtic. J. Coromines has given it the name Sorothaptic, 'belonging to the urnfield culture', following the belief (which is also shared by others) that speakers of an Indo-European language had come to the Iberian Peninsula from the Balkans prior to the spread of Celtic culture in Western Europe. The term is thus to …

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Schwerteck, Hans (Tübingen), “Sorothaptic”, 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 19 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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