Messapic language

Messapic language
also spelled  Messapian,  

      Indo-European language spoken by tribes ( Messapii and Iapyges) living in the southeastern part of Italy in pre-Roman and early Roman times. Messapic inscriptions date from the 6th to the 1st century BC. The language is believed to be related to the extinct Illyrian languages (Illyrian language) that were spoken on the east side of the Adriatic.

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