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Camunic language

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Camunic is an extinct language once spoken by the Camunni tribe that dwelt in the Val Camonica, Brescia, Italy.

The language is of unknown classification, though the Etruscan and Rhaetic languages are thought to be related.

Camunic writing is found mainly on rocks in a variety of the Old Italic alphabet. About 70 short inscriptions, all dating from the first millennium BCE, are known. Most were found within the Val Camonica. The tongue likely died out some time in the 1st century BCE due to Latin expansion.

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